OnePlus has launched its much-anticipated 10000mAh Power Bank, which it has been teasing since last year, in the US, priced at $14.99 (roughly Rs. 950). The portable battery charger will not be sold based on an invite system, but from the company's site. The firm also announced in a tweet the OnePlus Power Bank will be available to order India and Europe region in April.
According to OnePlus, fans in Europe and India will not have to wait long to get the OnePlus Power Bank. The firm is citing issues due the special requirements when shipping 'pure batteries', or any battery not connected to or inside another product, that have caused logistics and pricing issues. It says it is looking into "alternative methods" that will bring power banks to European fans without greatly increasing the price that has already been stated as EUR 15.99 (roughly Rs. 1,100).
The firm is also citing the different battery certifications required for different markets as one of the reasons for delay since the announcement last year. "It was never our intention to advertise a new product so far ahead of release. Thank you for understanding, and we are extremely excited to announce this incremental release of the OnePlus Power Banks," the forum post added.
The OnePlus Power Bank is available in Silk White and Sandstone Black variants, just like the One smartphone itself. The OnePlus Power Bank bears two USB ports for simultaneous charging, and takes roughly 5.5 hours to charge itself. It has dimensions 142.8x72.6x16.2mm, and weighs 220 grams.
Until now, OnePlus has launched a total of 12 smartphone accessories namely OnePlus Screen Protector, OnePlus One OTG Cable, OnePlus One Premium Screen Protector, OnePlus One Tempered Glass Screen Protector, OnePlus One Data Cable, JBL E1+ Earphones, OnePlus Silver Bullet Earphones, OnePlus One Bamboo StyleSwap Cover, OnePlus One Clear Case, OnePlus One Protective Case, OnePlus One Flip Cover, and OnePlus Power Bank.