OnePlus to Enter Malaysia Officially by Year End
OnePlus, the self labelled renegade brand, recently had its first ever fan meet in Malaysia. Out of the fan meet comes some really exciting news for OnePlus fans here. OnePlus Head of Southeast Asia Business Development, CP Lim, revealed during the fan meet that the brand would bring its device and brand officially to Malaysia by the year’s end. This would entail the setting up of a OnePlus service centre in Malaysia as well as the wide availability of its already popular “Flagship Killer” device, the OnePlus One.
While details are scant on when the rollout would be, there is less than 6 weeks to the year end which indicates that the move would be happening sooner than later. Pre-orders of the OnePlus One are expected to officially commence soon with the device getting certification from SIRIM, Malaysia’s equivalent of the FCC.
The OnePlus One launched earlier this year in June with beefy specifications at a price that would make many other manufacturer’s cry. The device comes with Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 64GB of internal memory with no support for microSD expansion. It also comes with a 13 MegaPixel camera and a 5 MegaPixel front facing camera both of which are capable of 1080p video capture. It comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD LTPS LCD screen and with all the connectivity bells and whistles any user would need or want including Bluetooth 4.1 and Near Field Communication (NFC).
It is also the first device to come with two flavours of Android: ColorOS and CyanogenMod 11S. From what we have heard, Malaysia is most likely getting the CyanogenMod 11S variant of the device.
The device currently retails in the U.S. for USD$ 299 (MYR 999) forr the 16GB variant and USD$ 349 (MYR 1167) for the 64GB variant. It is expected that their prices will not deviate far from the price in America as the OnePlus One currently retails for about MYR 1050 (USD$ 315) for the 16GB and MYR 1500 (USD$ 450). Hopefully the price will help undercut the unofficial prices to encourage users to buy the device with warranty from OnePlus instead of opting for imported sets.
So, will you be getting a OnePlus One when they enter Malaysia? Do you already have one? If you do, tell us what you think of the device in comments down below!