In what is possibly the deal of the year, Flipkart has announced that it will be selling the OnePlus 3 on 18 December for at the rock-bottom price of Rs 18,999!
The discount, a whopping Rs 9,000 off the original price, can be availed as part of Flipkart’s Big Billion Days shopping festival that kicks off tonight. The OnePlus 3 normally retails for Rs 27,999.
The OnePlus 3 is part of the so-called budget flagship range of smartphones that offer premium hardware at affordable prices. At Rs 27,999, the OnePlus 3 was already a great deal. At Rs 18,999, the phone is a steal.
All OnePlus phones are exclusive to Amazon and OnePlus co-founder was quick to call out Flipkart on the offer.
OnePlus and Amazon subsequently issued a press release and took out full page ads in newspapers reiterating OnePlus’ Amazon Exclusive status. In the statement, Amazon India and OnePlus advise customers to purchase the device only via the official channel, i.e. Amazon India, as they cannot “guarantee the authenticity of products sold elsewhere.
Flipkart, however, remains unconcerned, stating that its own model gives sellers the freedom to sell products at prices that they say fit, reports BGR. The company adds that “the prices and discounts offered are decided by participating brands and sellers.”
It’s not clear whether the phones on sale are new devices or refurbished ones. Given the Amazon exclusivity of the smartphone, it’s also not clear whether any warranty claims will be honoured.
Either way, this is a great deal and if you’re looking for a new smartphone, the OnePlus 3 is high up on our recommendations, especially at this price.
The OnePlus 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC and 6GB RAM. The display is a 5.5 inch AMOLED screen with a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080. You get 64GB of storage, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera and a 3,000 mAh battery.