OnePlus NOT considering Windows Phone handset; launching the One in India soon

OnePlus NOT considering Windows Phone handset; launching the One in India soon
The Economic Times held an interview with Carl Pei, OnePlus' Global director, over the OnePlus One's upcoming launch in India. The "2014 flagship killer" will be launched in the "fastest growing market" sometime this December, reportedly sans the invite system, which should be turning into a pre-order one pretty soon now. Its price tag should be around $325 (Rs 20,000), according to Pei, though the number is not set in stone yet.

The company will launch the 64 GB version of the phone first, followed by the 16 GB version after an unspecified amount of time. OnePlus is also building a small, specialized team of employees based in India, to provide support for the new customers – something that has not been done for any other country, with the company's support based only in China.

Pei did mention a couple of interesting things, regarding the OS for future OnePlus handsets. First, he revealed that OnePlus has set up a software team to develop an in-house OS (a heavily skinned Android sounds more probable), which means that the company may be looking to do away with CyanogenMod for its next phone.

Secondly, he revealed that the company is looking into building a Windows Phone smartphone. Whether that would be a seperate unit, or the current flagship, loaded with WP, instead of Android (a-la HTC One (M8) for Windows), is not revealed.

Update: This was denied by OnePlus. There was, apparently, a miscommunication between Mr. Pei and The Economic Times. In reality, this is what he meant to say:

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  • Storage 64 GB
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22 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

If they make a Windows Phone, I will definitely buy 1....

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Yup. Same here

12. zhiae unregistered

one plus htc one m8 for windows

17. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Let me guess. You work for MS.

21. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Let me guess: you're 14?

2. apurb.lal

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 17, 2013

Come to india, waiting for u, bored of my nexus 5. Anyways am also interested in nexus 9 and 6.. lets see what google has to offer. Hope one plus comes with no invites..

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Wow that seems very interesting!

4. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1259; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I bought OnePlus ONE for CM only... If they are going to bring their own UI or WP or color OS (like they launched in China), then 1+ will lose its s/w side strengths imho...

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Yeah...CM is main selling point of opo...if they gonna ditch it I'll get mi 3 rather.....

19. Furbal unregistered

ColorOS is pretty damn nice.

5. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

More OEMs coming on board, wouldn't mind trying out the cheap Win Jr as a portable music player.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Nokia 530

6. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

That's ridiculous growing speed.. it took few months for them to add India, guess how long will we need to wait until other countries will be added ?!

8. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

That's kinda late :/

10. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

A Happy Owner of OnePlus One :D

13. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i hope they make a more conpact one+ version phone soon.

14. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I'll buy one this price tag is f.king competitive. Sony, Samsung get alert.

20. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

They wont need to compete with this as long as Oneplus has such problems with fulfilling inventory demands. Maybe if they sell a hefty chunk of phones, in the 8 digit range, that will make them worry, otherwise they'll keep doing what they're doing.

15. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

zzzz never freaking mind then...

16. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

guys i got a one plus one 64 gb sandstone invite and i didn't want to waste it so i bought it but not i think i should sell it sealed pack and wait for nexus 6 what do you suggest ?

18. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Hopefully they'll release it in America soon, too!

22. luvshiv

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

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