- The OnePlus 8 series will be available with bank discounts during the sale.
- OnePlus TV U1 and Y1 will be bundled with the Amazon Echo Dot for an additional Rs 999.
- Other products such as the OnePlus Buds and Bullets Wireless Z will also be up for purchase.
OnePlus is having a busy 2020. We've not only seen the phone maker launch its usual flagship phones the OnePlus 8 series -- but also jump into the fray with three new smart TVs, a more affordable OnePlus Nord smartphone, and new accessories to go with it. Now in the upcoming Amazon Prime Day Sale and in Independence Day sales, these OnePlus devices will be up for purchase with discounts and offers.
Here are the key details on the best OnePlus products that are going on sale now.
OnePlus 8 series
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro get some really impressive hardware, including Qualcomm's most powerful chipset to date that is the Snapdragon 865 soc. This processor is paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage depending on your model and variant of choice. Both the phones are 5G ready and have been announced to support the same in all regions where the device can find a relevant network to latch on to.
As for the price, the OnePlus 8 starts at Rs 41,999 for the 6+128 RAM and storage variant which is being made available in the Glacial Green variant exclusively through Amazon. The phone goes up to Rs 49,999 for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant. The OnePlus 8 Pro is available in two memory and storage variants with the entry-level 8GB+128GB one sold in Onyx Black and Glacial Green colours available at a price of Rs 54,999. The higher-end variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage has been priced at Rs 59,999.
The entire OnePlus 8 series of phones will get a Rs 1,500 discount when purchased using an HDFC bank credit card and Rs 650 while being bought using the bank's debit cards. SBI Bank users are also getting Rs 1,500 off using the company's debit and credit cards.
In our review we specified that the OnePlus 8 Pro is the best flagship Android phone to buy in India right now, and given the discount it would be a good time to grab it if you are eying it. Both the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro are powerful phones, getting almost everything right but the 8 Pro in particular stands out with its fantastic camera. In a way, it doesn't have one single con at its price.
OnePlus U1 and Y1 TVs
With the OnePlus U and OnePlus Y series of televisions, the company recently expanded its footprint in the mid and entry-level segments of the smart TV market in the country. The two TVs bring with them a premium design language and a feature set that may remind buyers of the high-end OnePlus TV Q1 that the company launched in 2019.
The new TVs have been launched in India as Amazon exclusives and will also be available via the company's website. Of the three, the most affordable is the 32-inch HD screen totting the OnePlus Y1 which will start retail for Rs 12,999. The 43-inch Full HD OnePlus Y1 TV will be sold by the company for Rs Rs 22,999. Last, but not the least, is the OnePlus U1. This 4K TV with a 55-inch screen has been launched at a price of Rs 49,999.
During the upcoming sales, customers who buy these OnePlus TVs will be eligible to get the Amazon Echo Dot for only Rs 999, so if you are looking for a wholesome entertainment package at rather affordable prices, this would be the right time to look at the OnePlus TVs.
OnePlus Nord is the company's move back to a familiar segment that it had vacated a few years ago. As a device, it brings the promise of powerful performance and a premium design, but at a price that's also not a major drain on your finances. For those interested in buying the device, the OnePlus Nord will go on sale on August 6, available via OnePlus Stores across India, Oneplus.in, and Amazon.in. For its price, Nord is the best phone you can buy under Rs 30,000.
The OnePlus Nord is available in three variants in India -- as opposed to two in Europe. The entry variant of the device brings 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage at Rs 24,999. The mid-level variant gets 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The price here is Rs 27,999. For the top-end one, OnePlus will charge Rs 29,999. This variant gets 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage.
For the price, the OnePlus Nord comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED panel running at a refresh rate of 90Hz. The display is rated to provide 408ppi pixel density and 20:9 aspect ratio. For protection, the display is covered by a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Beneath the surface, there's a rather powerful Snapdragon 756G processor which has been paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage. This hardware runs a clean copy of OxygenOS 10 operating system based on Android 10.
OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z
OnePlus launched its Bullets Wireless Z neckband earphones alongside the OnePlus 8 series in India earlier in the year. OnePlus' Bullets Wireless Z neckband costs Rs 1,999, as we said, and comes in three colours - black, blue, and oat.
OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z features 9.2mm dynamic drivers inside the two earphones. There is a Low Latency Mode on the earphones, which is claimed to reduce the latency to 10ms over the Bluetooth version 5.0 connection. The earphones have an IP55 rating for dust and water resistance.
There is magnetic control on the earphones, which causes the music to pause when the earbuds are joined together, as in the hanging position from the neck. OnePlus has said the Bullets Wireless Z earphones have Quick Pair and Quick Switch, as well, allowing the earphones to connect with the smartphone seamlessly.
Apart from the OnePlus Nord, OnePlus also launched in India its first truly wireless earphones, the OnePlus Buds last month. The Buds promise "high-quality audio playback and wireless freedom for a more immersive on-the-go sound experience." Interestingly, the OnePlus Buds also support Warp Charge technology, which promises 10 hours of playback only with a brief 10-minute charge. OnePlus Buds are available at Rs 4,990 in three colors — Gray, White, and Nord Blue variants in India.