Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus claimed that it sold the newly launched OnePlus 5T device within 5 minutes in a special preview sale on Amazon India today.
According to reports, the device came out with various offers from partnering telecom operators and banks. The e-tailer offered an instant discount of INR 1,500 on payment with HDFC debit and credit cards. Amazon also offered INR 500 worth of promotion credits to buy Kindle e-books. Idea customers got the benefit of 1000GB data for 18 months and Servify offered damage insurance of 12 months free of charge. The sale was also held on the online store of OnePlus India and was open to all customers on both e-commerce platforms.
“We have seen unprecedented customer response to the early access sales, in India as well as globally. Hundreds of fans stormed our ‘Experience Stores’ in Bengaluru and Delhi,” Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said in a statement.
“We are happy to announce that OnePlus 5T will go on open sale, starting on November 28, across all channels including Amazon.in, oneplusstore.in, select Croma stores and ‘Experience Stores’ in Bengaluru and Delhi,” Agarwal added.
According to the company, OnePlus 5T broke the company’s launch-day sales record on the first early access sale on November 21, and became the company’s fastest-selling device in six hours. In India, at the same first early access sale, Amazon said the OnePlus 5T became the highest grossing product for a single day for Amazon Prime members.
The OnePlus 5T price in India starts at INR 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and goes up to INR 37,999 for the 8GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant.
Oneplus 5T has a unique Face Unlock feature which according to the company can unlock the device in 0.4 seconds flat. The feature detects eyes and nose contours of the user and to deliver 99% success rate even while making weird faces.
For connectivity, it will have a USB 2.0 Type-C jack and a 3.5mm audio jack. The OnePlus 5T will come with a dual-nano SIM slot too. It also comes with an easily accesible Alert Slider.The company also claims that the new 5T features ‘Intelligent Pixel Technology’ for capturing more light in low-light situations.