OnePlus India, as expected, on Friday unveiled the upgraded variant of the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T. The smartphone will be going on sale from December 14 via exclusive online retail partner, Amazon India. OnePlus 3T has been launched in 64GB model priced at Rs. 29,999 and the 128GB model priced at Rs. 34,999.
At the event, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India told Gadgets 360 that the company will continue to sell the OnePlus 3 – reiterating what the company said last month – though he confessed that ultimately the focus will come to the upgraded OnePlus 3T. He also revealed that OnePlus will start manufacturing the OnePlus 3T in India from next month.
“We will continue with the OnePlus 3 for the foreseeable future but eventually the focus will shift to the OnePlus 3T. We are also gearing to start manufacturing OnePlus 3T in India from next month. For the company, the future will be around the OnePlus 3T.”
Agarwal added that initially OnePlus will only manufacture the 64GB variant of the OnePlus 3T. On being asked whether the company plans to manufacture the 128GB variant as well, Agarwal responded, “We will see how the market requirement comes. As 128GB is more premium so it will depend on the response from the market and we can take a call on it only after the initial response is positive.”
Talking to Gadgets 360, Agarwal stressed that the company will promote its brand new exclusive e-commerce platform in India. The company’s official website – oneplusstore.in – was launched in October and sells OnePlus accessories via the store. Consumers however are redirected to Amazon India when they try to buy any smartphone from the store.