OnePlus 3 is the third-generation flagship smartphone from Chinese smartphone brand, OnePlus. The device comes with flagship specs and an affordable price-tag, and is often said to be one of the best value for money smartphones there is. However, even as the device continues to do brisk business around the world, it is now facing intense competition in India from the likes of the Xiaomi Mi 5, which also offers similar hardware at a very similar price-point. Faced with growing competition, OnePlus is now making it even more lucrative to own the handset by announcing the 'OnePlus Carnival' in India that promises to give buyers guaranteed cashback, gift cards and more. The promotional period started at Noon IST on August 31st and will end at 11:59AM on September 2nd.
Amazon India is the exclusive retailer of OnePlus devices in the country, and buyers can choose from a number of different gift options that are being offered as part of the new OnePlus promo. First off, those who buy the OnePlus 3 through their ICICI Bank debit or credit cards will get a guaranteed cashback of Rs. 1,000. Those looking to buy the device through the monthly installment option will get an Amazon gift card equivalent to the amount of the total EMI interest, basically making it an interest-free purchase. Buyers can choose to pay their installments over a period of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months, which should get them gift cards worth Rs. 650, Rs. 1200, Rs. 1800 or Rs. 2350 respectively. One lucky winner will also get a 100% cashback on the device in the form of an Amazon India gift card.
The OnePlus 3 costs Rs. 27,999 ($417) in India, which is a bit higher than its cost in the U.S., but still lower than what E.U. and U.K. residents have to pay for it. As mentioned earlier already, it's the new flagship smartphone from OnePlus and comes with flagship hardware. The device features a 5.5-inch 1080p display panel and is powered by a Snapdragon 820 Soc. The phone also comes with 6GB of RAM and has Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow pre-installed in the form of OnePlus' proprietary Oxygen OS ROM. The device comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back, with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera taking care of the imaging duties.