OnePlus? latest flagship offering ? the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro were
launched on 14 April at an online event in the midst of a global pandemic. While
both smartphones have seen a positive media response in the US and Europe, they
are yet to hit store shelves in India.
As of now, you can only pre-order the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro on Amazon
India. Although,in an interview withIANS
[https://twitter.com/ians_india/status/1260454307247292417], OnePlus India
General Manager, Vikas Agarwal has stated that the company has started
manufacturing the smartphones in India and they will go on sale in the country
Now, OnePlus relies on the OPPO factory in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh for
manufacturing, and according to the news wire service, the company has resumed
operations earlier last week. Mr Agarwal also said the phones will be made
available for sale from May end.
?The OnePlus 8 series will be available in the Indian market by May end. We have
resumed operations in the Noida facility last week itself in line with the
health safety regulations laid out by the government,? Agarwal toldIANS. With
the relaxations in areas designated green and orange zones by the government,
OnePlus has resumed doorstep repair service as well as reopened some of its
Presently, the doorstep repair service is live across six cites, namely, Delhi,
Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai.
?In addition to this, we have resumed services in our standalone customer
service centres in 18 cities as of now, while aligning with the government
advisory and guidelines on health and safety measures,? Agarwal added.
Echoing the sentiments of PM Narendra Modi?s speech to encourage local
consumption, Agarwal also said that OnePlus is committed to delving deeper into
the government?s ?Make in India? strategy, stating that OnePlus has already made
significant investments in the country owing to the success it found here.
Well, India does happen to be one of the key markets for OnePlus and because of
local manufacturing, the company was able to price the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8
Pro quite aggressively as compared to markets like the US and Europe.