Two of the most anticipated smartphones of this year are going on sale in India today. Both the OnePlus 7 and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 will be available for purchase via Amazon and Flipkart respectively at 12 pm noon. Both these handsets end up being fierce competitors considering the specs they offer and how closely they are priced.
OnePlus 7: Storage Variants, Price in India, offers
The OnePlus 7 will be offered in two storage variants in India. The first offers 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage for INR 32,999. The other gets you 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage for INR 37,999. The phone will go on sale exclusively via Amazon.in.
The first of the offers you get with the first sale of this phone is for users who use SBI cards to make the purchase. These users will get the chance to avail an instant discount of up to INR 2,000. Jio users can avail benefits worth INR 9,300. In partnership with Servify, Amazon is offering a “Guaranteed Exchange Price” of up to 70 percent.
The OnePlus 7 stands out with its 6.41-inch AMOLED Full HD+ screen that gets an embedded fingerprint sensor. The back of the phone offers a 48MP +5MP dual camera setup, while a 16MP selfie camera can be found in a V-shaped notch at the front. A Snapdragon 855 SoC is at the heart of the phone, while a large 3700mAh battery powers it.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Storage Variants, Price in India, offers
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is exclusively going on sale via Flipkart. The base variant of the phone is priced at INR 39,999 and offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Alternatively, you can go with the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model which costs INR 49,999.
Offers on launch for this phone include a 10 percent discount for Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card users. The maximum discount that can be availed here is INR 400. Then there are the standard “no cost EMI’ plans that start from INR 6,667 per month. Flipkart also offers its own Buyback Guarantee plan that costs INR 499 and will get you a discount of INR 36,000 on exchanging the smartphone within three months of purchase.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 takes gaming to a whole new level with its Direct Touch Liquid Cooling 3.0 tech that squeezes more power out of its Snapdragon 855 chipset. This phone’s 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED houses an in-screen fingerprint sensor, is pressure sensitive, and offers a response rate of up to 240Hz. This is backed by a massive 4000mAh battery. From practical features such as dual front-firing speakers to aesthetic ones such as a lit-up logo at the back and strips down the sides, the Black Shark 2 has pretty much everything a mobile gamer needs. Perhaps the only downside here is that the phone lacks a headphone jack.