“OnePlus has discussed the possibility of a Windows Phone smartphone with Microsoft.”
The Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is slowly expanding its reach to global markets. Meanwhile, the company’s Global Director, Carl Pei also revealed to the Economic Times that OnePlus is considering making a Windows Phone-powered smartphone in the near future. The vendor has had discussions with Microsoft for a Windows Phone smartphone, and is still looking into the matter.
Pei also revealed the company’s future plans for the Indian market. “India is a super hot market with rapid data growth and this is the right time to enter the market. We are talking to all three leading e-commerce players in India to start our operations,” he said.
It appears that OnePlus is following in the footsteps of Motorola and Xiaomi, and is planning to make its debut in India in collaboration with one of the online retail stores. As per the report, the vendor will be entering the Indian market this December, while an earlier report contrarily suggested that the company will debut in India later this month.
OnePlus’s first smartphone, the OnePlus One (first impressions) is powered by the customised Android-based CyanogenMod platform and offers high-end specifications at a budget-friendly price. Pei recently mentioned on the company’s forums that OnePlus has finally found its General Manager for India, although he didn’t reveal his identity.
In addition, he confirmed that OnePlus is done with the certification and business negotiations for its entry in the country. As per the reports, OnePlus plans to price the 64GB variant of the smartphone in India at Rs 25,000, while the 16GB variant is tipped to go on sale for around Rs 20,000.
Although we still don’t have a specific date, by and large, all the new reports are indicating that OnePlus will enter India this year.