The OnePlus One is going to enter India pretty soon. We’ve known for a while now that this would eventually happen, with the Chinese smartphone maker startup having apparently seen a lot of interest from the subcontinent.
OnePlus has posted a contest to its forums, and the 100 winners of that will get the first ever India-specific invites for the phone.
What’s more, the image you can see above has appeared on Amazon’s Indian arm, and the contour in it is certainly that of the OnePlus One. If you’re in doubt, note that the image file, on Amazon’s servers, has a name that starts with the words “OnePlus teaser”.
So it looks like OnePlus has teamed up with Amazon to exclusively sell its smartphone in India, much like Xiaomi has done with Flipkart. The message is clear: the OnePlus One will land in India soon.
Buyers in India will need to be in possession of an India specific invite, which naturally means that winners from the contest will not be able to share their invites with buyers from other countries/regions where the One is already available.
Sources: OnePlus Forum, Amazon & Giz China