The incredibly popular OnePlus One is finally coming to India this December. It’s going to be available exclusively through Amazon.in, with prices expected to start at around Rs. 24,990 (approx. $405) for the 64GB Sandstone Black model. And yes, you’ll need an invite to get one.
OnePlus will be making 1,000 handsets available initially — all 64GB models — and there are a couple of ways in which you can get your hands on an invite. The easiest is to subscribe to the OnePlus newsletter and hope that one drops into your inbox, and the other is to enter one of the contests and events hosted by OnePlus and Amazon.in.
If you’re lucky enough to get an invite, you’ll have 48 hours to redeem it before it expires. Once you’ve purchased your device, you will receive additional invites that you’ll be able to share with friends. These invites will only be valid in India, however, so you won’t be able to share them internationally, or use international invites to buy a One handset in India.
Neither OnePlus or Amazon have confirmed the One’s pricing for India yet, but third-party retailers expect the 64GB model to be available for around Rs. 24,990 (approx. $405). When the 16GB model becomes available, that’s expected to cost Rs. 19,990 (approx. $323).
To celebrate the One’s launch in India, OnePlus and Amazon made the promotional video below featuring Amazon India’s country manager and OnePlus CEO Peter Lau.