It is the season for being merry and lining up your gifts. And if you happen to be a gamer, then getting some great gaming gear would be high on your shopping list. And if you are looking for great gaming gear, then you should take a careful look at the Never Settle brand, OnePlus. Yes, it might be best known for smartphones, televisions and its IoT range, but within that portfolio, there runs a strong gaming streak. Which is why whether you are getting your gaming fix on a console or a mobile phone, there are options from OnePlus that are very hard to ignore.
Phone frenzy, and with a touch of PAC-MAN too
To start with their forte – smartphones. Of course, OnePlus is known for delivering some of the most powerful phones around at the most affordable prices. But 2021 saw the brand come out with its first phone dedicated to gaming – the OnePlus 9R. Unlike other brands that tend to make gaming phones look like awkward aliens in a normal world, the OnePlus 9R is both a brilliantly crafted phone and a powerful gaming device. It is driven by one of the fastest chips around, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 and comes with super fast UFS 3.1 storage (three times faster than UFS 3.0, ten times faster than a standard microSD card and even faster than a PC-based SATA SSD running at 540 MB/s).
Also on board are lots of RAM ( 8 GB and 12 GB) to even let you switch between heavy gaming sessions and other tasks and a brilliant, 6.55 inch fluid AMOLED full HD+ display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 240 Hz sampling rate, which lets you use up to five fingers at the same time on the display. Stereo speakers and support for Dolby Atmos mean that you get immersive audio, while a special X-axis linear motor actually lets you feel explosions and dramatic swerves through a series of different vibrations. And no matter how hectic the gaming, the OnePlus 9R never loses its cool, thanks to a game-grade multi-layer cooling.
System, which uses a graphite and copper lined vapor chamber. There is even a Pro Gaming mode that optimises the gaming resources of the phone, serving up the best gaming experience, while keeping out pesky notifications. No matter which game you play on it, be it the hectic Call of Duty or the Zen-like Alto’s Odyssey, smooth performance is guaranteed. Round that off with great cameras, super (and super fast charging) battery, and the OnePlus 9R is the perfect phone for gamers.
It is also available with an instant bank discount of up to Rs 3,000 on OnePlus 9R via Kotak Bank Debit and Credit Card transactions on OnePlus.in, OnePlus Store App, Amazon.in, and OnePlus partner stores, up till 31 January 2022. Customers can also avail of up to 9 months no cost EMI on ICICI and Kotak Bank Cards transactions on Amazon.in as well. There is also an instant bank discount of INR 3000 on OnePlus 9R for ICICI Credit and Debit card users on OnePlus.in, OnePlus Store App, Amazon.in, and OnePlus partner stores till 31December, 2021. For those looking for a very good gaming experience on a slightly smaller budget, there is the OnePlus phone that redefined the mid-segment this year – the OnePlus Nord 2. It boasts not just a beautiful exterior but also is powered by the incredibly speedy MediaTek Dimensity 1200+ chip, which makes it capable of handling every game you throw at it. Every game you throw at it will also look staggering on a brilliant 6.43 inch fluid AMOLED full HD+ display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, and will sound amazing thanks to two loud, proud stereo speakers. Its advanced AI leads to better utilisation of network capacity and reduces latency, even as its super smart GPU scheduling algorithm reduces the energy demand by 10 per cent. There is also a powerful Games App to give you the gaming edge when you need it. Of course, the Nord 2 also comes with the famous triple camera set up led by a brilliant 50 megapixel sensor with OIS, terrific battery life and a Warp Charging battery.
Take all that wonderful gaming goodness of the Nord 2 and cover it in a layer of the legendary PAC-MAN, and you have the OnePlus Nord 2 x PAC-MAN Edition. Designed in collaboration with Namco Bandi, the OnePlus PAC-MAN is perhaps the stand out phone of the year in terms of appearance, thanks to its PAC-MAN inspired design and a maze on its back that glows in the dark. And there is more to it than just externals – the icons inside have a distinct PAC-MAN touch to them, and there are puzzles and challenges throughout the UI that take you to PAC-MAN land. Round that off with a Lego-like stand that you can assemble and this is the perfect phone for those who do not just love gaming but want to flaunt their love as well.
And making both these Nords even more irresistible are a series of deals and offers. Customers stand a chance of getting an instant bank discount of Rs. 2,000 on purchase of the OnePlus Nord 2 and Rs. 3,000 on the OnePlus Nord 2 × PAC-MAN Edition, on Kotak Bank Debit and Credit Card transactions on OnePlus.in, OnePlus Store App, Amazon.in, and OnePlus partner stores, until 31 January 2022. Additionally, ICICI Credit and Debit card users can get an instant discount of Rs. 2000 on purchase of OnePlus Nord 2 and Rs. 3000 on OnePlus Nord 2 × PAC-MAN Edition on OnePlus.in, OnePlus Store App, Amazon.in, and OnePlus partner stores till 31 December, 2021. Those wishing to swap their older OnePlus smartphones for a Nord 2 or Nord 2 x PAC-MAN Edition will be eligible for a discount of Rs. 3,000 on OnePlus.in, OnePlus Store App, Amazon.in, and OnePlus partner stores.
The big screen bro…
Of course, gaming has a big screen side as well. Hooking your next generation console to a television adds a whole new dimension to your gaming experience. And the only television that truly does justice to gaming is the incredibly slim OnePlus 50 TV U1S. It comes with a 4K UHD resolution, with HDR10, HLG and HDR10+ certification, 10-bit colour depth and a Wide Color Gamut with DCI-P3 93% as well as a Delta E<2 rating for superior color reproduction. A special Gamma engine with more than fifty customised algorithms, ensures real-time image quality optimization, for fantastic and smooth visuals, even as speakers churn out amazing sound, taking you right into the heart of the game. There is even a Gaming Mode with a latency of less than 15 ms to ensure that you get the best possible gaming experience once you have connected t your gaming console to the OnePlus 50 TV U1S via HDMI. Of course, this is a smart TV with the goodness of OxygenOS on top of it, and you can even control it from your OnePlus phone, install apps, browse the Web and do much more.
There are deals to make the OnePlus 50 TV U1S even more irresistible to gamers. Those using Kotak Bank and ICICI Debit and Credit Cards can get an instant discount of up to Rs 3,000 on the OnePlus TV 50 U1S on OnePlus.in, OnePlus Store App, Amazon.in, Flipkart.com and OnePlus partner stores. The ICICI Bank offer is available till 31 December 2021, while that of Kotak Bank is available till 31 January 2022. There is also the chance to win a 10 per cent cashback up to Rs 5,000 on all transactions made on OnePlus.in and OnePlus Store App via American Express Cards with a minimum value of INR 40,000 and a 5 per cent cashback for order values below Rs 40,000, until 31 December 2021.
…and the big sound buds
Whether you are playing on your phone or on a television, there are times when you wish for a little privacy or perhaps you just do not wish to disturb those around you. The OnePlus Buds Pro are perfect for gamers who often face these situations, or just simply want the best sound possible with zero wires. These carefully designed, light yet strongly built TWS not just fit snugly into your ears (you can even adjust their fit from your phone) and deliver brilliant sound through their 11mm dynamic drivers, but thanks to adaptive noise cancellation, even keep external sounds at bay. Audio can be customised as per your listening preferences so gamers can actually have a profile that suits the games they play, and superb engineering ensures that there is minimal latency. An IPX4 rating means that you can use them without fear of dust and water and a seven hour battery life on the buds and more than thirty hours with the case ensure that gaming sessions continue without any pauses. They also handle calls outstandingly, making them – like all OnePlus gaming devices – right at home in the gaming zone as well as in normal everyday life.
Gamers looking to grab any or all of these OnePlus goodies have a chance of getting a 5 per cent cashback on all transactions made on OnePlus.in and the OnePlus Store App via American Express Cards for order values below INR 40,000. The offer is available till 31 December 2021. All of which spells Merry Christmas for gamers looking to Never Settle!