OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and Bullets Z Wireless India Prices Announced, Here’s Where You Can Buy Online

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OnePlus has announced the India pricing for its newly-launched OnePlus 8 series devices. The price announcement comes just five days after the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro were officially launched in a live-streamed event. Following the international launch of the OnePlus 8 series, Indian fans were concerned about a steep hike in the prices of the devices. The OnePlus 8 had a starting international price of USD 699 for the base variant — which translated to around Rs 53,400 in India. In contrast, the base variant of the OnePlus 8 Pro was priced at USD 899 (Rs 68,000), which falls in proper flagship territory. The hiked international prices of the OnePlus 8 series also led to concerns about OnePlus finally losing the ‘Flagship Killer’ tag.

OnePlus themselves, however, stopped short of announcing the official India prices for the devices — and they might have had a good reason to do so. Just one day after the OnePlus 8 was announced, Apple launched its new affordable smartphone — the Apple iPhone SE, which carried an international price tag of $399 (Rs 30,000) for the base variant. However, Apple announced that the same phone would be sold for Rs 42,500 in India — taking into account import duty and other taxes. However, many people still thought an iPhone with the latest processor was still a better deal than the OnePlus 8 series, which they thought would be priced above the iPhone SE.

OnePlus, obviously had other plans.

Not only is the Indian pricing of the OnePlus 8 series significantly lower than what it shall Be sold in other markets, the base variant of the phone also undercuts the iPhone SE (2020) by a slim margin of Rs 501.

Here is the official price list for all the variants of the OnePlus 8 series that would be sold in India.

OnePlus 8

  • 6GB + 128GB: Rs 41,999
  • 8GB + 128GB: Rs 44,999
  • 12GB + 256GB: Rs 49,999

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • 8GB + 128GB: Rs 54,999
  • 12GB + 256GB: Rs 59,999

OnePlus also announced the launch of the new Bullets Z Wireless Headphones in India which has a price tag of Rs 1,999.

Not only does the pricing of the OnePlus threaten the popularity of the iPhone SE and other ‘affordable flagships’ like the iQOO 3 at the lower end of the price spectrum, at the higher end, the OnePlus 8 Pro model will prove to be a major headache for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series — which mind you — comes with the not so popular” Exynos chipset in India. OnePlus is yet to announce an official sale date for these devices in India due to the ongoing pan-India lockdown. The devices will be on sale via Amazon as well as OnePlus’ own stores.

 

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.