OnePlus, widely known for its flagship phone- OnePlus One announced its plans of launching an affordable power bank in the later part of 2014. It also announced its plan to launch the highly anticipated power bank on Mar 17 2015 much to our surprise, it didn’t launch it in India and Europe on the mentioned date!
Our fans in EU and India will be able to order Power Banks later in April. Stay tuned for more info!
— OnePlus (@oneplus) March 18, 2015
Many thought that OnePlus has again ignored Indian market for the timely launch until OnePlus explained the reason for this unexpected delay.
A post on OnePlus’s official forum mentioned, “It was never our intention to advertise a new product so far ahead of release. Thank you for understanding, and we are extremely excited to announce this incremental release of the OnePlus Power Banks.”
The Cause of Delay
The delay is said to have arrived due to nature of power banks being ‘pure batteries’ require special shipping requirements and procedures. IATA (International Air Transport Association) have tightened the rules concerning the shipment of pure batteries and the airlines are also enforcing them strictly.
What’s Inside The Power Bank?
OnePlus power bank has a total capacity of 10,000 mAh which is just a tad short of what is being offered by Mi power banks of 10,400 mAh. It packs Li-Po batteries and is equipped with various protection circuitry like short-circuit, over-charging, over-heating protection.
Its main USP which separates it from the rest of the crowd is its support for two 5V/ 2A output ports so that you can charge your tablet as well as your smartphone at the same time? Isn’t it amazing?
It weighs 220 g and will come in two colour options- Sandstone Black and Silk White.
OnePlus hasn’t yet announced its price tag for India but the power bank is priced at $ 14.99 in the U.S. By the current currency exchange rates we expect it to be available in India close to Rs. 950.
Xiaomi Power Bank is currently available in India for Rs. 999 on flipkart.com. So, a price tag close to Rs. 950 makes absolute sense for one to buy the OnePlus power bank.