March 16: If you were on the fence about whether or not to spring for a OnePlus 2 smartphone, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is making it easier for you to decide. The company on Tuesday announced a permanent price cut for both 16GB and 64GB variants of its flagship smartphone in India. The OnePlus 2 16GB model is now available at Rs. 20,999, whereas the 64GB variant will now cost you Rs. 22,999.
Seven months since the launch of the OnePlus 2 smartphone in India, the Chinese startup believes that it is a good time for it to slash the price of the phone to make it enticing for a wider audience. The OnePlus 2 16GB variant was launched in India at Rs. 22,999, while the 64GB variant fared at Rs. 24,999. Both the models are getting a Rs. 2,000 price cut.
Explaining why it is slashing the retail price of the OnePlus 2, the company says that its operations have sized up sufficiently in the country, and that has made it possible for it to have more flexibility. The timing also indicates that a new flagship from the company is underway. And indeed, OnePlus plans to launch the OnePlus 3 in Q2 2016 (April-June).
For a refresh, the OnePlus 2 features a 5.5-inch in-cell display with a full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) resolution;a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz; 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM; dual 4G Nano-SIM cards (dual-SIM dual standby); USB Type-C connectivity; a 13-megapixel rear camera; a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3300mAh battery.
We were pleasantly pleased with the OnePlus 2’s performance, design, and its camera abilities. Read our review of the OnePlus 2.