Smartphone maker OnePlus has postponed its OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro sale in India. The company said that it had to alter its sales plan after production was halted temporarily last week due to COVID-19. The smartphones were supposed to go on sale from May 29 on Amazon India and OnePlus sites. The sale is currently postponed indefinitely and no new dates are revealed yet. Users who have pre-booked the phones on Amazon or via OnePlus sites will only be able to purchase the device when stocks become available.
However, there will be a special limited sale across online and offline channels for just the OnePlus 8 smartphone. The sale will be held at 12 PM IST on May 29 with limited stocks.
This postponement of sales was announced through a post on OnePlus forums. It could be because of the sudden halt of the Oppo manufacturing plant in Greater Noida. Six workers were tested COVID-19 positive at the manufacturing plant last week. OnePlus is reported to assemble its phones in the same factory and the suspension could have impacted the smartphones’ sales plan in India. However, in its forums’ post, the company has also said that the ‘production is already up and running’, which could mean a new sale date should be announced soon.
Both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones were launched in April. The company started pre-bookings of both the phones on Amazon India. OnePlus held a special sale for OnePlus 8 on May 18 and had then announced the full-fledged sale for both the phones to begin from May 29.
Price of OnePlus 8
As said above, the company is organizing a special sale of the OnePlus 8 smartphone on May 29 at 12 PM. For the users who are interested in buying OnePlus 8, the 6GB + 128GB variant is available for ₹ 41,999. Others, the 8GB + 128GB version is priced at ₹ 44,999 and you can get the 12GB + 256GB in ₹ 49,999. It also comes in three colors, the Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, and Onyx Black. While the 12GB + 256GB variant is available in all three colors, the 6GB + 128GB is available in only Glacial Green. The 8GB + 128GB is available in Glacial Green and Onyx Black.