SUSPENSE: Will Flipkart sell OnePlus 3 or not?

With minutes remaining for the planned 4 PM flash sale of heavily discounted OnePlus 3 phones, the suspense over whether Flipkart will actually go ahead with the sale or not has hit a peak. On social media, there are reports that Flipkart will actually go ahead and conduct a sale anyway. However, there are no signs of the impending flash-sale on the retailer’s website. The OnePlus3 listing that was there has still not made it back to the website even after nearly 24 hours of it being taken down. Flipkart,…

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Will OnePlus 3 from Flipkart get warranty support from manufacturer?

OnePlus 3, arguably the most successful premium phone of 2016 in India, may not get warranty support from the manufacturer if purchased from Flipkart, going by a statement by the company. The company issued a statement that seemed to suggest that Flipkart’s sale of the model is not authorized by the company. “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,” the company said. Typically, warranty is provided to a…

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Flipkart to sell OnePlus 3 with huge discount; Company says not done!

Flipkart, the homegrown ecommerce giant, has listed OnePlus 3 as one of the prominent mobile deals being offered under its ‘Big Shopping Days’ sale to be held from Saturday, Dec 17 onwards. It has also put up a ‘coming soon’ page for the sought-after smartphone model. However, OnePlus has an agreement with Amazon India that it will only sell its phones via the international retailer. Not surprisingly, OnePlus founder Carl Pei was not very happy with the promotion. UPDATE https://ultra.news/t-t/25767/flipkart-withdraws-oneplus-3-listing-follows-negative-feedback-brand “Brother, what’s this, we’re exclusive with Amazon India,” said Carl…

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Oppo to manufacture OnePlus 3 in India?

Oppo, the Chinese smartphone giant, looks set to start manufacturing OnePlus 3 in India, according to an industry source. Oppo is the former employer of OnePlus founder Pete Lau, and investment company Oppo Electronic was disclosed to be a shareholder in OnePlus. At present, the OnePlus 3 is manufactured in Shenzen in China and at a plant in Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Oppo too is likely to manufacture the device at its Noida factory. The move is likely to substantially increase the availability of the much-in-demand phone. OnePlus has managed…

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Samsung to launch Galaxy C5, C7 in India soon, prices similar to A series

Having unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 in China recently, the Korean smartphone maker is preparing to launch the devices in India, according to distributor sources. The C series phones were unveiled in China about three weeks ago, with the company starting preorders for the 5.2-inch C5. The 5.7-inch Galaxy C7 was not made available for order at the time, though its specs and details were announced. The C series phones have practically no major differences from Samsung’s A series phones. Samsung, however, claims that unlike the A series,…

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OnePlus 3 open sale begins on Amazon at price of Rs 27,999, takes on Xiaomi Mi5, Le Max2

OnePlus 3, the latest from the start-up phonemaker, is now available with online seller Amazon India via an open sale, just a day after the phone was announced globally. Whatever your complaints have been about OnePlus’ products, the dreaded queue-system will not be one any more. This marks a different distribution approach from the company compared to any of its previous releases, and promises the availability of the latest hardware to its Indian fans with zero delay. The phones are sold by Cloudtail, and each person can only buy 1 unit as of now. ONEPLUS 3…

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OnePlus 3 to stick with full-HD display, flaunt Snapdragon 820

It looks like ‘affordable’ flagship phone maker OnePlus is taking a leaf from Xiaomi’s playbook and not going the way of higher and higher resolution displays. According to the latest Antutu benchmarking details of OnePlus 3 leaked by a Weibo user, the phone will have a full-HD display just like its predecessor OnePlus 2. Many brands are moving to QHD displays for their flagships to ensure that users won’t be able to distinguish the individual dots on the screen. The so-called ‘retina proof’ displays tend to look more life-like compared to…

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Lenovo Vibe X3 launch in India on Wed, price around Rs 25,000

After a successful launch of its K4 Note, its Chinese manufacturer is all set to unveil its upper-mid-range offering, the Lenovo Vibe X3, at a price of around Rs 25,000 by next week on Wednesday, Jan 27. The phone, which looks remarkably like its just-released cousin, is however ulikely to see the same kind of enthusiasm due to its price. The indicated range, according to industry sources, is between Rs 24,000 and Rs 25,000. In terms of looks, it is more or less identical to the K4, except for the…

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Yu Yutopia Effect – LG Nexus 5X price cut again in India

On the day that Yu Televentures launched its flagship killer Yutopia at a mouth-watering price of Rs 25,000, LG has slashed the price of its Nexus 5X by Rs 2,000 to Rs 23,000. With this, the Nexus 5X has seen two price drops since its launch in October at a massive price of Rs 32,000. The total price decline is nearly 30% in a matter of two months — unprecedented in India, even for Sony’s models. The 5.2 inch phone is sold in India by Cloudtail, which is linked to…

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Elephone launches QHD rival to Yu Yutopia; Vowney priced at just Rs 20,999

Elephone, a Chinese brand that delivers mobile phones cheaper than nearly every other player, has launched the cheapest QHD phone in India – Vowney, priced at just Rs 20,999 for December delivery. The phone is almost exactly the same as the upcoming Yu Yutopia, but is cheaper. The Yu device is expected to carry a tag of Rs 25,000. With this, the Elephone Vowney has become the cheapest truly high-end phone ‘available’ in the Indian market. This is not the first phone launched by the brand in India. The company,…

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Yu Yutopia registration starts, phone around the corner, price Rs 25,000

Yu Televentures, the online-oriented smartphone brand from Micromax founders, has started registrations for its high-end Yu Yutopia model, which is being billed as a rival to Chinese flagships like OnePlus Two. The Yu Yutopia will be priced at the same range as the OnePlus Two, according to industry sources. This would suggest a price in the range of Rs 24,000-25,000, as the OnePlus Two is carries a tag of Rs 23,000 for the 16 GB version and Rs 25,000 for the 64 GB version. the Yutopia will have 32 GB…

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AirAsia to give away 1,000 OnePlus Two invites

AirAsia – the world’s best low-cost airline, will offer up to 1,000 OnePlus 2 invites to AirAsia customers (predetermined through a lucky draw), the company said. Previously, others like Ola Cabs and Airtel also announced schemes to dispense with OnePlus Two invites, which enable the user to buy a OnePlus Two handset for Rs 24,999. The AirAsia offer is valid on ticket bookings made between September 30, 2015 and October 09, 2015 on airasia.com, for people planning to travel between October 10, 2015 and October 20, 2015. “The lucky winners…

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OnePlus to sell on Snapdeal via invites, plus reviews by users

It looks like OnePlus is finally moving away from selling just on Amazon and tying up with rival Snapdeal.com as well. The company is expected to make an official announcement of the start of sales on Snapdeal on Friday Sept 11, going by a poster released by Snapdeal (see on the top). UPDATE: Snapdeal is selling only the original, OnePlus One model. Snapdeal is India’s No. 3 online retailer after Flipkart and Amazon. However, the supply of OnePlus Two will continue to be limited and interested customers will have to…

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Bharti Airtel offers free OnePlus Two invites, hands on experience at its showrooms

Bharti Airtel is offering fans of OnePlus Two a chance to experience their favorite smartphone at 50 of its Airtel stores in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai from Friday, Sept 4. “What’s more, customers who upgrade their existing SIM for an Airtel 4G SIM or opt for a new Airtel 4G connection at the store will also stand a chance to receive a OnePlus 2 invite which they can use to buy the phone. The invites will be handed out on a first-come-first-serve basis to customers with an Airtel 4G connection,”…

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OnePlus Two demos in Bangalore & Delhi upcoming

OnePlus Two, the new flagship from the eponymous Chinese firm, garnered reservations of 1 mln within 72 hours of launch, the Chinese company said, adding that it is organizing demos in key cities. OnePlus will be giving fans across the globe an opportunity to physically experience the OnePlus 2 at pop-up events in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, New Delhi, Bangalore, and Jakarta on July 31. The exact details of the demo venues were not revealed. However, fans who register for the phone or otherwise show interest…

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Meizu M2 Note, price Rs 9999, blows away Lenovo K3, Yu Yureka Plus

July has rightly belonged to the Lenovo K3 Note, Yu Yureka Plus and OnePlus Two – the three hottest kids on the block. That is just as well, because August is likely to belong to another big disruptor – the Meizu M2 Note phone with Worldmode. UPDATE: The phone has been launched on Amazon at just Rs 9,999 and will be available starting August 10. These last three weeks have seen a revolution in the Indian mid-range market, kicked off by the highly successful Lenovo K3 Note, followed by the…

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OnePlus Two launched in India at a price of Rs 24,999

OnePlus Two, the second phone from the ‘flagship killer’ brand, is all set to be unveiled in India on July 28 — the same day as the rumored unveiling of the Moto G3 — in Delhi, and the price is expected to be around Rs 29,000 at a price of just Rs 24,999. Part of the reason why the phone is cheaper than expected is that it comes with a full-HD display, instead of the expected quad-HD one. The phone will go on sale in India on Aug 11 via…

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus launched at Rs 26,400

The Huawei Honor 6 Plus, the successor to the modestly successful Honor 6, will be priced at Rs 19,999 in India, and seemingly offers a better deal than the OnePlus One has been launched at Rs 26,400 on Flipkart, much higher than the expected price. The 5-inch Honor 6, the predecessor to this model, was introduced in India for Rs 19,999 by Flipkart around six months ago, and about two months ago, its price was cut to 17,999 before the launch of the Xiaomi Mi4. The Honor 6 is currently…

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OnePlus One available without invite today

The OnePlus One, arguably the favorite phone of geeks in India right now, will be available without an invite today on Amazon India website. The phone, which has a 5.5-inch full HD display and a top-end processor, has almost every high end feature you can think of except of course, a quad-HD display. The phone is also likely to get Android Lolipop update. The OnePlus One has consistently ranked as the top pick in our surveys, especially after the Xiaomi Mi4 disappointed fans with its pricing and the absence of…

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Xiaomi Mi4 India unlikely in December, price around 15k

Fans of the smash-hit Chinese smartphone brand in India are unlikely to get their hands on the phone in December even if an ongoing dispute with Ericsson is resolved, according to e-commerce sources. UPDATE: The phone will be launched in the second half of January. Pricing is likely to be around 14,000 for the 3G version and 16,000 for the LTE version. There was speculation that the Xiaomi Mi4 would be launched in India immediately after Diwali, but, according to the latest indications, there is almost zero chance of a…

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