The third-generation flagship from OnePlus is yet to be officially unveiled, but as is almost customary these days, a number of leaked reports and images have all but disclosed just about everything there is to know about the upcoming device from the Chinese tech startup. The OnePlus 3 is expected to be made official on the 14th of this month, and in what must be a massive relief for the company's dedicated set of fans worldwide, the company has already announced that the handset will be available invite-free from Day 1. Now, the company has officially announced that the OnePlus 3 will go on sale in India within hours of its global unveiling.
While the device is set to officially launch in India on the 15th, the company will reportedly put it up for sale hours before the actual launch event is to be held in the capital city of New Delhi. As was the case last year, Amazon India will have the exclusive rights to sell the upcoming flagship smartphone from OnePlus. The handset will be up for grabs on Amazon's India-specific website from 12:30AM IST on June 15th. As has been reported widely over the past few days and mentioned previously in the article already, the OnePlus 3 will be available invite-free globally, so it isn't exactly a surprise that the company has now officially announced that it intends to follow its latest mantra of open sales in India as well.
OnePlus has already been trying to keep its dedicated fan-base in India involved every step of the way, and one of the initiatives taken by the company to engage with its followers was to give away its Loop VR headsets at just ₹1 apiece. As one would expect, the devices sold out in just about 5 seconds in the app-only flash sales held by Amazon on June 3rd and June 7th. OnePlus has also announced that it will hold pop-up events in several cities globally, including three in India. The seven cities that have been earmarked to host such events are, in alphabetical order, Bangalore, Berlin, London, Mumbai, New Delhi, New York and Paris. However, no specific venues have been announced until now.