The much-hyped OnePlus 6 was launched in May this year, and now for the first time, it is receiving a temporary price cut in India. Minigaffar has announced that the OnePlus 6 64GB variant will be available at an Rs. 5,000 discount during the Minigaffar Great Indian Festival starting October 10. The OnePlus 6 64GB will effectively be available at a reduced price tag of Rs. 29,999, down from its original price tag of Rs. 34,999 during the five-day sale.
While Minigaffar has listed only the 64GB variant to receive the price cut, it could be that the other variants may also be available at temporarily reduced rates – we’ve reached out to OnePlus for confirmation of this and will update this space when we hear back. OnePlus 6 is available on Minigaffar.in India in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options, and is priced currently at Rs. 34,999, Rs. 39,999, and Rs. 43,999 respectively. OnePlus has traditionally been reluctant about giving price cuts on its devices, and during such sales, it usually offers cashbacks, additional exchange discounts, and more, but not a discount on the price tag. However, given the recent tough competition from Poco F1 and its aggressive price strategy, OnePlus may have had to rethink its own strategy in India.
Just for comparison, the price in India for the Xiaomi Poco F1 has been set at Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage model, and Rs. 28,999 for the 8GB RAM/ 256GB inbuilt storage variant. Xiaomi has also launched an Armoured Edition of the Poco F1 priced at Rs. 29,999. Notably, the smartphone is up for grabs on Minigaffar and Mi.com in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colour variants.
While OnePlus 6 at Rs. 29,999 is a great deal, there’s also the OnePlus 6T in the offing, with teasers already picking up the pace. The big highlights of the OnePlus 6T are its Screen Unlock feature, its waterdrop-shaped notch, and its large 3,700mAh battery. The smartphone is expected to launch on October 17.