Maxis claims exclusivity dibs on the OnePlus One in Malaysia
Just about a year ago, the internet was flooded with the tagline "flagship killer" and on April 25 2014, the OnePlus One officially went on sale. But the catch is you'll need to get yourself an invite to purchase the One. One year later, the invite system is still there but more widely available.
Well today, Maxis officially confirms they will be exclusively carrying the OnePlus One in Malaysia. This comes after the fan meetup they held earlier this year in which fans got the chance to try out the device personally.
If you're not familiar with the OnePlus, it is formed in 2013 by Oppo's ex-chairman and currently they only have one smartphone in their product line. The OnePlus One has been quite a success to the company as they managed to sell more than 500,000 units even with the ever so selective invite system.
But what's unique about the OnePlus One is that it runs CyanogenMod out of the box but since then both companies have had their differences and just this week, OnePlus released Oxygen OS which is the official OS for the device.
Under the hood, the OnePlus One features a Snapdragon 801 CPU, a 5.5" 1080P display which was quite respectable when it came out last year. On the back, the device features a 13MP camera capable of 4K video, a 5MP front facing camera and 32GB and 64GB storage options.
From the looks of the poster above, the OnePlus One's RRP is 1,299 and Maxis plans to offer it for only RM 959 with a MaxisONE package. and No, you don't need to have an invite to purchase this device from Maxis.
Is it worth the money, well i don't think so. Given that there are rising rumors of two new OnePlus devices in the pipeline, i would highly recommend you to give it a little wait for a better offer.