The hugely popular OnePlus One is now on sale in India, following a launch event in the capital city of New Delhi. Fans will be able to purchase the device exclusively from Amazon.in, but not before they’ve been given an invitation to do so.
That’s right — the controversial OnePlus invites have been carried over to India, where customers initially have two ways to obtain one. They can either sign up to the OnePlus newsletter and hope that an invitation makes its way into their inbox, or they can take part in one of a number of contests that will be held by OnePlus and Amazon.in.
Only 64GB handsets in Sandstone Black are available right now, and they’re priced at Rs. 21,999 (approx. $355). That’s slightly cheaper than the Rs. 24,990 price tag that some smartphone retailers have been predicting. Official OnePlus accessories — including cases and screen protectors — are also available alongside the handset itself.
The One will ship with CyanogenMod 11S in India, but it will not receive CM updates. An exclusive partnership between Cyanogen Inc. and India’s Micromax prevents that, so OnePlus is now at work on its own version of Android 5.0 Lollipop that will be made available to One owners in India later on.
The company also plans to open up an office and a network of 25 service centers in India, which customers will be able to use for repairs, replacements, and support. The centers will even support One handsets purchased from other countries.