The hugely popular smartphone amongst geeks, OnePlus One could soon officially arrive in the Indian market. The Chinese manufacturer is keen on foraying into India, one of the world’s largest smartphone markets, and is in fact looking for a General Manager of OnePlus India.


Bridget Hickey, the PR executive of OnePlus mentioned that the company is seeking a General Manager for its Indian office. “We are taking an active step in entering this very exciting market and would love if you could share this news with your readers.”, Hickey writes.

“We know that Indian customers have very high demands and expectations, which is why we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to take OnePlus to India.”, wrote Carl, an administrator of OnePlus forum.

The company is looking for a General Manager, the eligibility criterial of which you can find on this link.

The Shenzhen-based startup OnePlus is spearhead by an ex-Oppo executive. Its flagship smartphone, OnePlus One is popular for its premium hardware specification, and a very affordable pricepoint.

At $299, the 4G LTE capable smartphone sports a 5.5-inch display with Full 1080P HD screen resolution. Inside it sits a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and Adreno 330 GPU. Coupled with 3 gigs of RAM, the $299 priced comes with 16GB storage, whereas the 64GB version costs $349. It also employs an NFC chip, which is embedded within its back cover.

The phone runs on CyanogenMod, a heavily customized version of Android. The ROM running on the device is on the latest KitKat version.

As of now, the phone is still not available for public purchase, and is instead being sold through an invitation system. The phone, however has been very well received by critics around the world — we loved it as well.

It will be interesting to watch whether the company is able to overcome its supply issues when it launches the phone in India. Or will it maintain the same invitation system, which will again keep the device out of most people’s reach — just like in the case of Xiaomi Mi3.

We have reached out to OnePlus, and shall update the post when we hear from her.

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Manish is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering but spends more time in writing about technology. He has written for a number of Indian and international publications including BetaNews, BGR India, WinBeta, MakeTechEasier, MediaNama, and Digit magazine among others. When not writing, you would find him ranting about the state of digital journalism on Twitter.