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Boycott Chinese products? OnePlus 8 Pro sees record sales in minutes of its online debut

Although it’s not unusual for OnePlus products to be sold off within minutes of their launch,  there were speculations that the Galwan incident would take the shine off the brand’s latest offering.

Published: 20th June 2020 03:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2020 06:42 PM   |  A+A-

One plus 8 Pro

Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  Amid appeals to boycott Chinese products after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in clashes in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan area, Chinese premium smartphone maker OnePlus saw its latest model—OnePlus 8 Pro—sell off within minutes in India after its online sales began on Thursday. 

Although it’s not unusual for OnePlus products to be sold off within minutes of their launch,  there were speculations that the Galwan incident would take the shine off the brand’s latest offering.

Not just the OnePlus, Xiaomi, another Chinese brand, said two of its laptop models sold out in India within two days of their launch on Wednesday.

Analysts say without a viable replacement, the demand for Chinese smartphones is unlikely to take a hit. However, that has not calmed the nerves of some Chinese firms that have begun highlighting their Indian aspects.

Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth this week said, “I can proudly say Realme is an Indian startup.”

Although the company scripted its success in India, it's owned by China-based BBK Electronics Corporation. 

Meanwhile, hoping to revive their fortunes, Indian smartphone makers like Micromax are gearing up for a comeback.

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  • mohan

    Its not people fault...its government policy ..which make us begger.....why to allow this companies to do business in india or sell product in india.
    18 days ago reply
  • Arjun

    I think these people donsn't know which are the brands.. Pls come up a list of Chinese brand and companies and publish so that it's easy to boycott Chinese product.
    18 days ago reply
  • Karan

    Extremely shameful
    18 days ago reply
  • A k Sehanobis

    It cannot happen in no other country.We have Pro-Americans
    18 days ago reply
    • sumit singh

      Shameless ppl
      15 days ago reply
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