OnePlus launched its new flagship smartphone, OnePlus 5 in India on Thursday. The handset was officially unveiled at an event in Mumbai, which commenced at 2:00 pm. The first sale of the handset will be held later in the day at 4.30PM, exclusively on Amazon India. The launch event is being live-streamed via company's YouTube channel here.
OnePlus 5 was officially announced for the global markets on Tuesday and its co-founder claims that the handset has become company's fastest selling device ever. The handset is available via pop-up stores in select markets and will be widely available starting June 27. In India, the launch event will be followed by pop-up events in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru, where consumers can purchase the smartphone offline.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to be priced at Rs 32,999 for the version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and at Rs 37,999 for the variant with a whopping 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.While the OnePlus 5 is expected to be pricier than the OnePlus 3T, the price increase seems justified as it is a more rounded smartphone that comes with better hardware and more features.
Follow the OnePlus 5 India launch event live updates here:# Vir Das is the first Indian comedian appointed by OnePlus to do a world tour for the smartphone brand
# OnePlus 5 India prices announced; the 64 GB one is priced at Rs 32,999 while the 128 GB variant would cost Rs 37,999# OnePlus 5 is the first smartphone to feature a sensor that reads colour temperature and adjusts the screen in real time
# OnePlus has started the live stream of its flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 launch on its website and YouTube channel.
# Ahead of the launch, tech enthusiasts queue up outside the venue# OnePlus5 is set to be launched at the NSCI Dome which has a seating capacity of 8000