16GB Silk White OnePlus One listed on Amazon India priced at $306; still "invite only"

16GB Silk White OnePlus One listed on Amazon India priced at $306; still
Amazon India and OnePlus released a teaser the other day, which hinted that the 16GB Silk White OnePlus One would soon be listed on Amazon India's website. Despite the listing on the site, an invitation is still required to purchase the phone. Apparently, using an invitation for the 64GB Sandstone variant of the phone, a back door method was used to obtain pricing on the cheaper model.

Amazon India is selling the 16GB Silk White OnePlus One for the equivalent of $306 USD. The 64GB Sandstone version is priced at the equivalent of $354 USD. Remember, the phone does not offer a microSD slot so choose your model accordingly.

OnePlus has had issues with the New Delhi courts. Cyanogen, whose version of Android 4.4 powers the One, had signed an exclusive deal for India with local smartphone manufacturer Micromax. This originally led to a ban on the OnePlus One in the country. However, the court reversed the ban once it realized that the Cyanogen flavored Yu handsets produced by Micromax were entry-level models compared to the flagship spec'd OnePlus One.

By pricing the Silk White model for $306, OnePlus undercuts Xiaomi whose flagship Xiaomi Mi 4 has been selling in India for $322 USD.
 

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source: TheTecholic

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11 Comments

1. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Very good competitor for Xiaomi 16 Gb variant!

2. antmiu2

Posts: 552; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

But you can buy the worldwide version without invite every Tuesday.

4. tankifycation

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

That's what I did

3. Tuxedo_SNjr

Posts: 16; Member since: May 01, 2014

Why? .

5. dimas

Posts: 3448; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I think phones of 8-16gb storage without sd slot should be considered low end gadgets these days. Apps are getting bigger not to mention their frequent updates.

6. Shubham412302

Posts: 594; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

many people use smartphones for music and social networking and so not everyone needs higher than 16gb versions so for them its a good choice. but for users like us we need atleast 32gb storage

7. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Mind as well get the yu tutelage instead with such price, screw oneplus for invite system

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

"What do cashews and the OnePlus One have in common? Silk white coming soon." Someone want to explain this to me?

10. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

.the back feels like cashew. soft,baby like

9. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

The invite system is still around? Does OnePlus realize that they have alienated millions of potential customers by continuing to push their lottery system? BTW, this sentence doesn't make sense: "Apparently, using an invitation for the 64GB Sandstone variant of the phone, a back door method was used to obtain pricing on the cheaper model." Please rewrite it in grammatically correct English.

11. Alan01

Posts: 662; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Sorry Kevin, but that is proper English. Are you familiar with the term "back door" ? Regards, Alan F.

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