OnePlus 8 Pro to go on sale for the first time in India: Here are the alternatives to consider

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 12-Jun-2020
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OnePlus 8 Pro will go on sale for the first time today, June 15 in India. The OnePlus 8 series sale schedule was previously delayed due to production issues likely caused due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, now the company has confirmed that the OnePlus 8 Pro is finally going on sale on June 15 from 12PM. The catch, however, is that it will be available in limited qualities. 

In a blog post published on OnePlus forums, the company has revealed that although the production of OnePlus 8 series is in full swing, the demand for the new phones is much higher than it expected and in order to maintain a consistent supply, OnePlus will be hosting limited sales twice a week on Amazon India and OnePlus India store. 

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Interestingly, June 15 will be the first time the OnePlus 8 Pro goes on sale as the company has only been selling the OnePlus 8 since May 29 in limited numbers. The customers who hold a OnePlus pop-up box invite code can also redeem their vouchers on OnePlus India store and those who pre-booked the phones will be eligible to purchase the phone as stocks arrive on Amazon India. 

OnePlus 8 Pro pricing, sale date and launch offers

OnePlus 8 Pro is priced starting at Rs 54,999 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage while the maxed-out variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is up for grabs at Rs 59,999. 

The phone goes on its first sale on June 15 in India across Amazon India and OnePlus India store. 

As part of the launch offers, OnePlus is offering a flat Rs 2,000 off for SBI cardholders, an instant cashback of Rs 1,000 on Amazon Pay, no-cost EMI of up to 12 months with major banks, benefits worth Rs 6,000 with Reliance Jio and six bonus audiobooks by Audible.

OnePlus 8 Pro alternatives

While the OnePlus 8 Pro features top-of-the-line specifications, there are other flagship smartphones you can consider especially when you’re spending over Rs 50,000 on a mobile phone. 

Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 10, it’s flagship phone in India with a versatile 108MP camera array, Snapdragon 865 chipset, high refresh rate display and support for fast wired/wireless charging. It starts at Rs 49,999 for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and goes up to Rs 54,999 for the other variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Another option has to be the iQOO 3 which is one of the most affordable Snapdragon 865 powered smartphones in India as it’s available both in 4G and 5G versions. The iQOO 3 also features an AMOLED screen, a 48MP quad-camera setup but supports 55W fast charging out-of-the-box.

The iQOO 3 starts at Rs 34,999 for the 4G variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage while the 256GB storage option retails for Rs 37,990. The 5G variant has 12GB RAM and 256GB storage and is priced at Rs 44,990. There are some cashback offers that buyers can avail which provides a cashback of Rs 3,000.

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro specifications

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are both powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and are 5G-capable. OnePlus 8 rocks a 6.5-inch FHD+ 90Hz AMOLED display while the same on the OnePlus 8 Pro is a 120Hz QHD+ AMOLED display measuring 6.7-inches. Both are HDR10+ certified and rock in-display fingerprint sensors and punch-hole selfie cameras.

There's a triple camera setup at the back of the OnePlus 8 including a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, a 16MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP macro. The OnePlus 8 Pro gets a quad-camera setup with a 48MP Sony IMX689 primary sensor, another 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with an ultrawide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x hybrid zoom and a colour filter lens. 

The OnePlus 8 is powered by a 4,300mAh battery while the OnePlus 8 Pro is powered by a 4510mAh battery. Both smartphones get charged via a 30W Warp Charge 30T charger. Only the OnePlus 8 Pro goes a step further and boasts of 30W wireless charging support as well. The OnePlus 8 Pro is also IP68-rated water and dust resistant.

 

OnePlus 8 Pro Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price:
Rs. 54999
Release Date: 14 Apr 2020
Variant: 128GB8GBRAM , 256GB12GBRAM
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

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