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OnePlus 3 on Flipkart for Big Shopping Days? Even Carl Pei has no clue

OnePlus 3 is expected to be priced at under Rs 20,000, during Flipkart's upcoming sale starting December 18

By: Tech Desk |
Updated: December 17, 2016 9:55:34 am
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For those OnePlus lovers out there, there appears to be some great news if you visit Flipkart today. Right on Flipkart’s home page is a banner that talks about a OnePlus 3 sale, which will happen during the e-commerce giant’s ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale from December 18 to 21.

The banner shows that the OnePlus 3 will be priced sub Rs 20,000 with a “Rs 1_,999” price tag, which is a huge price drop from its existing price of Rs 27,999. Clicking on the banner, you are redirected to the OnePlus 3 Soft Gold version of the phone that currently shows the original price tag and with a ‘Coming Soon’ notifier.

“OnePlus is focused on creating premium flagship smartphones. We have an exclusive partnership with Amazon in India. We advice customers to purchase OnePlus products only through official channels as we cannot guarantee the authenticity of the products sold elsewhere,” OnePlus said in a press statement.

Watch our video review of OnePlus 3T

But it looks like this surprise was something that even OnePlus didn’t know. In fact, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei was also taken aback with the offer and tweeted out to Flipkart Co-Founder saying “.@_sachinbansal brother, what’s this? We’re exclusive with @amazonIn.”

OnePlus 3 is hardly an old phone and was launched just six months ago as the company’s 2016 flagship device. In fact OnePlus replaced it with OnePlus 3T in November end, and the new device brings small upgrades to the earlier version. Of course, for those who just bought the OnePlus 3 this price drop on Flipkart won’t come as a good news. In fact, Pei also stressed on Twitter they won’t betray fans by dropping the price like this.

Check out his tweets below

But let’s not forget that OnePlus phones have been available on Flipkart in the past. The OnePlus One was Amazon exclusive with that invite system when it launched in India, but later on it was also introduced on Flipkart by the company. Plus with OnePlus 3T, the Chinese technology startup is expected to phase out the old OnePlus 3 smartphone, though it hasn’t specifically confirmed so in India. .

Read: OnePlus 3T review: A faster smartphone sure, but worth the extra price?

For a recap, the OnePlus 3 features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with an Adreno 530 GPU. The phone features 6GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable storage. OnePlus 3 comes with a 16MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture, phase detection auto-focus, LED flash and optical image stabilisation. The front camera is an 8MP shooter also with an f/2.0 aperture. The phone is backed by a non-removable 3000 mAh battery that support Dash Charge.

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OnePlus 3T brings features most of the same hardware as its predecessor, but gets a new Snapdragon 821 processor, a new 16MP front camera and a slightly larger battery at 3400 mAh. We’ll have to wait till December 18 to see at what price the OnePlus 3 goes on sale on Flipkart.

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