OnePlus 6 was launched in India last week at a grand event in Mumbai, and the smartphone was priced starting at Rs. 34,999. The OnePlus 6 went on sale on May 21 for Amazon Prime and OnePlus Community members, and the company has announced that in the first ten minutes of the sale, it managed to garner sales worth Rs. 100 crores. The OnePlus 6 sale commenced at 12pm IST on May 21, and it managed to beat last year's record, set by the OnePlus 5T, by a wide margin.
To recall, the OnePlus 5T had managed to garner Rs. 100 crores in the entire first day of sales, however OnePlus 6 managed to rake in the amount in just 10 minutes. This shows the brand's growing popularity in India, and the customers interest in the OnePlus 6. While May 21 was an early access limited to just Amazon Prime and OnePlus Community members, from today i.e., May 22, all users can go ahead and buy the OnePlus 6 from Amazon and OnePlus websites, pop-up stores, Croma, and the company's Bengaluru experience store as well.
Vikas Agarwal, General Manager - India, OnePlus said in a statement, "OnePlus 6 is our best ever smartphone that offers a perfect balance of performance and design to give our community a device that is both supremely powerful and extremely easy to use. We are truly humbled by the unprecedented response that reflects the highest level of customer satisfaction and the strong trust in the brand. It is also a great validation of our focused approach and long-term commitment to the Indian market."
As mentioned, the OnePlus 6 will also be available in 7 pop-up stores across India today, between 11am and 7pm. They will be established at High Street Phoenix in Mumbai, Phoenix MarketCity in Pune, The Forum Vijaya in Chennai, The Forum Sujana in Hyderabad, DLF Place Saket, Delhi, South City Mall in Kolkata, Gulmohar Park Mall in Ahmedabad, and OnePlus Experience Store, Brigade Road, in Bengaluru. The OnePlus 6 will also be available at Croma stores across India. Offers in Croma include Rs. 2,000 cashback for SBI customers. Cashback offers with partners like Paytm, Standard Chartered, Axis, ICICI and HDFC Bank will also be available.
The OnePlus 6 is currently available in 6GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration in Mirror Black finish, and in 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant in Mirror Black and Midnight Black colours.
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