OnePlus One coming to Russia?

OnePlus One coming to Russia?
While nothing official has been said by OnePlus, it would appear that the OnePlus One is heading to Russia. The handset has apparently been certified by Rostest Moscow, the agency charged with testing certain equipment and products in the country. Back in August, OnePlus started a "Hello Russia" thread on the OnePlus forum and it was obvious from the start that the manufacturer had an eye on launching its handset there. The initial thread from OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei even states, "It's an enormous market, where we also know the rules are a bit different. Right now, Russia is really mysterious to us. With your help, we'd like to learn more."

OnePlus continues to look for new markets to expand the distribution of the One even while speculation continues about a sequel to its flagship-style phone. Earlier this month, we passed along a statement from Pei revealing that the next OnePlus handset will be unveiled in the second or third quarter of 2015.

Not that expansion has come without a hiccup for OnePlus. A recent move into India had been marred by a recently reversed ban that prevented the OnePlus One from being sold in the country. Micromax, an Indian smartphone manufacturer, has launched an exclusive line of Cyanogen powered handsets. Cyanogen also powers the OnePlus One everywhere but in China. After initially banning the OnePlus One in the country, an Indian court temporarily lifted the ban after deciding that the Micromax phones compete in a much lower price segment than the One does. The court will resume listening to arguments on January 7th.

In the meantime, we will have our ears to the ground, listening for more information on a possible launch in Russia of the OnePlus One. If we hear anything, we will be certain to pass it along.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Mobiletelefon.ru (translated)

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6 Comments

1. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Does it count as a launch to a new country when they are only going to sell five of them at a given time to Russia?

3. jove39

Posts: 2142; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

you mean five thousand? That sound reasonable for OnePlus!

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

one plus is seriously a joke now. They continue to expand in new markets without actually selling the phone. Hopefully they can learn and do a better job with their next phone.

4. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

True, very true. The only place I can think of that sells the OnePlus One (legitimately) is Oppomart.com (quite good devices and prices there, OPO costs £250)

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Why do you think they are so cheap? They have no warranty anywhere beside in China, you get a faulty phone, contact them, wait 2 weeks for reply. Send it. Wait two weeks. And essentially you are without a phone for over a month. Support, warranty, local stores etc all cost s**t loads of money and they dont want that if they want to sell it so cheaply. And that fine. And thats why they will be a 1 mill phones sold company and nothing more. The day they expand to countries and start selling to local stores with warranty and support will be the day oneplus whatever will cost almost double the price.

5. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Estimated time, after which OnePlus will sell phones to every country: 124 years

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