OnePlus has been pretty aggressive with their pricing globally, and more so here in India. The Chinese company has finally brought the 16GB version of its One smartphone to India and has priced it at Rs.18,999 (~$305), which is pretty much at par with the global pricing. As before, the phone will be sold on Amazon India and follows the painful invite based system.
Unlike the 64GB variant which comes in the unique Sandstone Black color, the 16GB variant comes in Silk White color and will go on sale from Tuesday, 24th February. Interestingly, Xiaomi had previously announced that the 64GB Mi 4 will go on sale on the same day for Rs.23,999. OnePlus is clearly undercutting Xiaomi by pricing both the 16GB and 64GB lesser by Rs.1000 in India.
The Silk White One is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and features a 13 megapixel rear camera and 3100 mAh battery. Differing only in storage capacity, the 16GB Silk White One is an equal match for its 64GB Sandstone Black counterpart in power and performance.
Although the OnePlus One lacks a microSD expandable storage, it does come with 4G LTE support in India (both band 3 and band 40). The device runs CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4 KitKat, and will soon receive the brand’s own Lollipop-based ROM called OxygenOS. The new Lollipop based ROM is expected to be available for general public sometime in March this year, for which the company has recruited some talent from Paranoid Android ROM team.