For the fans of OnePlus, the wait has been really long but the company has finally revealed the availability details of its latest flagship series which includes OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Both OnePlus phones will be available for purchase on Amazon.in, oneplus.in and select OnePlus exclusive offline stores and partner outlets. Oneplus announced the OnePlus 8 series in an online event in April 2020. The OnePlus 8 line up is rumoured to comprise of three smartphones – OnePlus 8 Lite, OnePlus 8, and OnePlus 8 Pro, but for now only the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have launched.
A release date wasn’t announced for the subcontinent due to the restrictions pertaining to COVID 19, because there was a chance it would get pushed back afterwards. Amazon even had a false start taking pre-orders with an imagined shipping date of May 11, which didn’t happen.
The limited-edition pop-up bundle of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will come along with a pair of Bullets Wireless Z (Black) earphones, a Cyan Bumper Case and a Karbon Bumper Case at just Rs 1000 over and above the retail price of the OnePlus 8 Series device. The pop-up bundle will open up for an exclusive sale for Red Cable Club members on May 28. Notably, the Pop Up Bundle is a limited series and will be available for purchase through invite codes only. OnePlus will reveal details of invite codes very soon. The company confirms that the limited edition pop up bundle will be available on select channels in the days to come.
All OnePlus Red Cable Club members will get several benefits on purchase of the OnePlus 8 series including extended warranty, 50 per cent discount on battery replacement and assured buyback rates, 50 GB worth of free OnePlus Cloud storage for 12 months and other exciting partner benefits. The members will also get an additional 10 per cent off on screen protection.
Price and discount offer
The company announced the India prices of the smartphones that are touted to be much lower than the prices in the US. The Oneplus 8 will cost INR 41,999 (with 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage), INR 44,999 (8GB+128GB), and INR 49,999 if you want 12GB+256GB. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, starts at INR 54,999 (8GB+128GB), and goes up to INR 59,999 for the 12GB+256GB model.
Launch offers include INR 3,000 instant discount on the 8 Pro and INR 2,000 instant discount on the 8 if you purchase using SBI credit cards, up to 12 months no-cost EMI on OnePlus.in and Amazon.in if you purchase using “popular bank debit and credit cards”, or across all retail channels with SBI credit cards. Bajaj Finance users will also be able to purchase the devices at one-third of the total value, while paying the remaining amount at low monthly installments over the course of 12 months.