History of OnePlus Smartphones in India: Facts, Price, and more

 

OnePlus smartphones are among the most popular smartphones around the globe and as far as India is concerned, OnePlus is the number one premium device maker according to several reports. OnePlus launched their first smartphone, the OnePlus One in India back in 2014 and since then they have launched a total of 15 smartphones in the country including the latest OnePlus 8 Series smartphones.

OnePlus has come a long way since they started to sell its smartphones in India. The OnePlus One was priced aggressively and that created a lot of hype and also thanks to the Invite System, OnePlus gained a lot of customer traction. In this post, we’ll have a look at all the smartphones that OnePlus has launched till date in India. Just before starting, here are some of the facts related to OnePlus:

OnePlus Smartphones Facts

  • Mantra: Never Settle
  • OnePlus One was launched in 2014 in India
  • OnePlus One, 2, and X were initially sold via an Invite system
  • OnePlus One came out of the box with CyanogenMod OS
  • OnePlus 2 launch was the world’s first VR product launch
  • OnePlus India HQ is located in Bengaluru
  • OnePlus R&D center is located in Hyderabad
  • OnePlus sold 1 million units of OnePlus 6T in just 22 days
  • OnePlus has a strong user community, they regularly host Open Ear Forums, AMA sessions, and more
  • The parent company of OnePlus, BBK also owns OPPO, Vivo, and realme
  • Officially, OnePlus has sold all its smartphones in India via Amazon.in, apart from their online store
  • Service centers of OnePlus are one of the top-rated in the country
  • In China, OnePlus phones run on HydrogenOS
  • Carl Pie and Pete Lau, the founders of OnePlus, once worked at OPPO in China
  • Currently, Robert Downey Jr is one of OnePlus’s brand ambassador
  • OnePlus will host Pop-up event right after the launch and unfortunately, this time they had to cancel it due to the outbreak.

Now, let’s start with smartphones:

OnePlus One

Slogan: Never Settle, 2014 Flagship Killer

The Original Flagship Killer, OnePlus One was the first smartphone from OnePlus and it was announced in China at first in April 2014. OnePlus found a new way to sell their smartphone, the “Invite System“. It was also the first phone to come with CyanogenMod out of the box. 

Key Specifications

Display: 5.5-inch Full-HD |  Processor: Snapdragon 801 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16/64GB | Battery: 3100mAh | OS: Cyanogen

Price at Launch

  • 3GB+16 GB – ₹ 18,999
  • 3GB+64 GB –  ₹ 21,999

Colors: Silk White, Sandstone Black

OnePlus 2

Slogan: 2016 Flagship Killer

After the successor of the popular OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 was launched in July 2015 and again, the company implemented the Invite system at the start to get the device. Also, the launch of OnePlus 2 was quite special as they launched via VR and just before the launch, they had sold VR headset for INR 1 on Amazon.in.

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OnePlus 2 came with an upgraded processor, battery, camera, and a physical fingerprint sensor. OnePlus also removed the NFC, which was a big let down in countries like the USA. It was also the first phone to come with USB Type-C port but, lacked any kind of fast charging and finally, OnePlus also packed their custom skin – OxygenOS. 

Key Specifications :  

Display: 5.5-inch Full-HD |  Processor: Snapdragon 810 | RAM: 3/4GB RAM | Storage: 16/64GB | Battery: 3300mAh | Oxygen OS

Price at Launch

  • 4+64 GB –  ₹24,999

Colors: Sandstone Black

OnePlus X

SloganPowerfully Beautiful

Just 3 months after unveiling the OnePlus 2, OnePlus launched the OnePlus X in October 2015. This is the company’s first and only budget smartphone to date. OnePlus X featured smooth glass back with textured aluminum bezels which provided a better grip. Again, the Invite system continued with the OnePlus X. The OnePlus X was a compact device at the time but was powered by an outdated chipset and also the camera performance was just average.

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Key Specifications:

Display: 5-inch Full-HD AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 801 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 2525mAH | Oxygen OS

Price at Launch

  • 3+16GB –  ₹16,999

Colors: Onyx, Ceramic

OnePlus 3

Slogan: It’s about time. A day’s power in half an hour.

Launched in June 2016, OnePlus 3 is one of the best device from OnePlus to date. OnePlus 3 was a true successor to the OnePlus 2 and all the flaws from the OnePlus 2 with the likes of a metal body, Dash Charge, NFC, better camera, and feature-rich OxygenOS. Also, OnePlus finally decide to remove the invite system completely. Dash Charge(20W charge) was the highlight of the device and also it received four Android upgrades(Marshmallow to Pie).

Key Specifications:

Display5.5-inch Full-HD AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 820 | RAM: 6GB RAM | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3,000mAH | 20W Dash Charge | Oxygen OS

Price at Launch

  • 6+64GB – ₹27,999

Colors: Graphite, Soft Gold

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OnePlus 3T

Slogan: A day’s power in half an hour

To be honest, this was quite a surprise from OnePlus, in 2016  November, the company devices to launch another flagship smartphone dubbed OnePlus 3T. This was just an incremental upgrade from the OnePlus 3. The 3T featured a full metal body and came in a new coat of paint – Gunmetal along-side the Soft Gold option. OnePlus 3T was powered by Snapdragon 821 and also supported Google’s Daydream VR headset. Just like the OnePlus 3, the 3T also received 4 Android upgrades. 

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Key Specifications:

Display: 5.5-inch Full-HD AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 821 | RAM: 6GB RAM | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 3,400mAH | 20W Dash Charge | Oxygen OS

Price at Launch

  • 6+64GB –  ₹29,999
  • 6+128GB –  ₹34,999

Colors: Gun Metal, Soft Gold, Colette Edition(not in India)

OnePlus 5

Slogan: Dual Camera. Clearer Photos

Building on the success of the Oneplus 3 series, OnePlus launched OnePlus 5 in June 2017. OnePlus skipped the number 4 as it is considered to be unlucky in many South-East Asian countries. OnePlus 5 was the first smartphone from the company to feature dual-camera set-up at the rear to boost camera performance. Also, it came with up to 8GB RAM.

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Key Specifications:

Display: 5.5-inch Full-HD AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 821 | RAM: 6/8GB RAM | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 3,400mAH | 20W Dash Charge | Oxygen OS

Price at Launch

  • 6+64GB –  ₹29,999
  • 8+128GB –  ₹34,999

Colors: Slate Gray, White

OnePlus 5T

Slogan: A new View

OnePlus launched 5T, the incremental upgrade to the OnePlus 5 was announced in November 2017. OnePlus 5T featured with a larger display, repositioning the fingerprint scanner from the front panel to the rear, which also meant the device will get a tall display. OnePlus 5T came up with face unlock, which was one of the fastest. Also, they announced a special edition OnePlus 5T in collaboration with StarWars and it came with a special box and accessories.

Key Specifications:

Display: 6.01-inch Full-HD AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 6/8 GB RAM | Storage: 64/128 GB | Battery: 3,300mAH | 20W Dash Charge | Oxygen OS | Dual camera

Price at Launch

  • 6+64GB –  ₹32,999
  • 8+128GB –  ₹37,999
  • 8+128GB –  ₹38,999 (StarWars Edition)

Colors: Black, Red, White, StarWars Edition

OnePlus 6

Slogan: The Speed You Need

In May 2018, OnePlus 6 was unveiled with a new design and powerful specs. OnePlus 6 came with a notch upfront, which was quite underwhelming at the time of launch. Even though OnePlus 6 was not IP certified, it could take a water splash. featured a water-resistant, dust-free, splash. Also, a Special Marvel Avengers Limited Edition OnePlus 6T was launched with exclusive box and accessories.

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Key Specifications:

Display: 6.28-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 845 | RAM: 6/8 GB RAM | Storage: 64/128/256 GB | Battery: 3,300mAH | 20W Dash Charge | Oxygen OS | Dual camera | Notch design

Price at Launch

  • 6+64 GB –  ₹34,999
  • 6+128 GB –  ₹39,999
  • 8+ 256 GB – ₹43,999
  • 8+ 256 GB – ₹44,999 (Avengers Edition)

Colors: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White, Red, Avengers Edition

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OnePlus 6T

Slogan: Unlock The Speed

OnePlus launched OnePlus 6T in October 2018. As the name suggests, OnePlus 6T was an incremental upgrade of OnePlus 6 and came up with the larger display, slightly bigger battery and in-display fingerprint sensor. OnePlus also said goodbye to the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack here. OnePlus had a partnered McLaren to announce OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition that was packed with 10 GB of RAM and came in a special papaya orange color.

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Key Specifications:

Display: 6.41 -inch Full-HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 845 | RAM: 6/8/10 GB RAM | Storage: 128/256 GB | Battery: 3,700mAH | 20W Dash Charge | Oxygen OS | Dual rear camera | Dew Drop notch design | In-display fingerprint scanner

Price at Launch

  • 6+128GB –  ₹37,999
  • 8+128GB –  ₹41,999
  • 8+256GB –  ₹45,999
  • 10+256GB –  ₹50,999

Colors: Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Thunder Purple, Mclaren Edition

OnePlus 7

Slogan: Go Beyond Speed

Launched in May 2019, OnePlus 7 featured with metal+glass finish on both sides, latest processor, UFS 3.0 storage, Dolby Atmos speakers. Also, it packed in a 48MP triple rear camera set-up.

Key Specifications:

Display: 6.41-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 6/8 GB RAM | Storage: 128/256 GB | Battery: 3,700mAH | 20W Dash Charge | Oxygen OS | Dual rear camera | Dew Drop notch design | In-display fingerprint scanner

Price at Launch

  • 6+128 GB –  ₹32,999
  • 8+256 GB –  ₹37,999

Colors: Mirror Gray, Mirror Blue, Red

OnePlus 7 Pro

Slogan: Go Beyond Speed

OnePlus 7 Pro featured with metal+glass finish and was the first OnePlus device to come with a Quad HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also featured a triple rear camera along with a pop-up selfie camera. And, finally OnePlus bundled a 30W Warp charging tech for the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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Key Specifications:

Display: 90Hz, 6.67-inch Quad-HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 6/8/12 GB RAM | Storage: 128/256 GB | Battery: 4,000mAH | 30W Warp Charge 30 | Oxygen OS | 48MP triple rear camera | Pop-up selfie camera | In-display fingerprint scanner

Price at Launch

  • 6+128 GB –  ₹48,999
  • 8+256 GB –  ₹52,999
  • 12+256 GB –  ₹57,999

Colors: Nebula Blue, Mirror Grey

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OnePlus 7T

Slogan: Smooth Like Never Before.

TBH, this should have been the OnePlus 7, the OnePlus 7T launched in September 2019 featured an all-new design, triple rear cameras with a circular design, and a 90Hz screen. Also, OnePlus added 30W fast charging support with Warp Charge 30T.

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Key Specifications:

Display: 90Hz, 6.55 -inch Full-HD+ AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 855 Plus | RAM: 8GB RAM | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 3,800mAH | 30W Warp Charge 30T | Oxygen OS | 48MP triple rear camera | Dew-drop design | In-display fingerprint scanner

Price at Launch

  • 8+128 GB –  ₹37,999
  • 8+256 GB –  ₹39,999

Colors: Glacier Blue, Frosted Silver

OnePlus 7T Pro

Slogan: Smooth Like Never Before.

A few days after the unveiling, the OnePlus 7T, OnePlus launched 7T Pro in October 2019 with a few minor upgrades from OnePlus 7 Pro like new OxygenOS tweaks, upgraded cameras, and a faster chipset. OnePlus 7T Pro had a full-screen display and a pop-up camera.

Key Specifications:

Display: 90Hz, 6.67-inch Full-HD | Processor: Snapdragon 855 Plus | RAM: 8/12 GB RAM | Storage: 256GB | Battery: 4,085mAH | 30W Warp Charge 30T | Oxygen OS | 48MP triple rear camera | Dew-drop design | In-display fingerprint scanner

Price at Launch

  • 8+256GB –  ₹53,999
  • 12+256GB –  ₹58,999

Colors: Haze Blue, Papaya Orange(McLaren Edition)

OnePlus 8

Slogan: Lead With Speed

The latest, OnePlus 8 offers the latest chipset, a 90Hz  refresh, triple rear camera setup, 30W fast charging and it comes in three new color options – Intersteller Glow, Onyx Black, and Glacial Green.

Intersteller Glow OnePlus 8 OnePlus 8

 

Key Specifications:

Display: 90Hz, 6.55-inch Full-HD | Processor: Snapdragon 865 | RAM: 8/12 GB RAM | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 4,300mAH | 30W Warp Charge 30T | Oxygen OS | 48MP + 16MP + 2MP triple rear camera | In-display fingerprint scanner

Price at Launch

  • 6+128GB – INR 41,999
  • 8+128GB – INR 44,999
  • 12+256GB – INR 49,999

Colors: Intersteller Glow, Onyx Black, and Glacial Green

OnePlus 8 Pro

Slogan: Lead With Speed

OnePlus 8 Pro is the top of the line flagship smartphone from the house of OnePlus. It is the first OnePlus smartphone to feature a quad-camera setup, 120Hz display, an IP68 rating, and Wireless fast charging and reverse wireless charging.

OnePlus 8 Pro OnePlus 8 Pro

Key Specifications:

Display: 120Hz, 6.78-inch Quad-HD+ Super AMOLED | Processor: Snapdragon 865 | RAM: 8/12 GB RAM | Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage | Battery: 4510mAH battery | 30W Warp Charge 30T | 30W wireless fast charging| 3W wireless reverse charging | Oxygen OS | 48MP + 48MP + 8MP 5MP | In-display fingerprint scanner

Price at Launch

  • 8+128GB – INR 54,999
  • 12+256GB – INR 59,999

Colors: Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Ultramarine Blue

There is no word on availability for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro for Indian market yet.

These were the list of OnePlus smartphones along with their details. Do let us know which is your favorite and which one do you own in the comments section below. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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  1. Manoj Nagendra April 15, 2020

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