Earlier this month, the sales of the OnePlus One were banned in India since Cyanogen has a deal with Micromax to use Cyanogenmod software on the handsets.
Now, it seems the judges have changed their minds, and have lifted the ban temporarily on the sales of OnePlus One in India, allowing the company to import and sell their handset in the Indian market.
The court said that both devices cater different market segments — Yureka targets the entry-level market while the OnePlus One aims for the high-end one. OnePlus One costs Rs 21,999 while the entry-level Yureka smartphone carries a Rs. 8,999 price tag. So they both are for the different users.
“The consumer of one product is a midsegment consumer and the consumer of the other product is a high-end consumer, and thus, prima-facie, neither competes nor eats into the territory of the other,” the order said.
A “proper debate” is required before a fair ruling can be given on the case since, and the next session will be held on January 7th where both companies will present their arguments. OnePlus One has to convince the judge to let them sell their handset, but it all comes down to the court. We’ll find out in a few weeks about the fate of OnePlus One in India.
Source: Economic Times