OnePlus has announced that it will extend the warranty to June 30th for all products in India whose warranty expires between April 1st and June 29th, 2021. The announcement comes amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country. OnePlus also extended the warranty on its devices last year due to a similar situation regarding COVID-19. Many companies have also announced that they will extend the warranty for smartphones and other devices. OnePlus has mentioned that it will update its customers if policies or operations change.
The warranty extension was announced via a post in the OnePlus Community Forum. It says: “The OnePlus support team has taken measures for the benefit of our employees, customers, community members and partners under the currently unforeseen circumstances.” As already mentioned, OnePlus is extending the guarantee for all of its products until June 30th 2021, provided that the current warranty for these products expires between April 1 and June 29, 2021.
OnePlus has also mentioned that there will be delays in the delivery of final product orders to certain locations due to compliance with government protocols. OnePlus says it may not be able to estimate the delivery time for such orders until government restrictions wear off. The company also mentioned that the service center is currently being temporarily suspended. These service centers will be operational again as soon as the situation improves. You can find information about the nearest service center on the OnePlus support website.
Many brands that recently announced warranty extensions due to the COVID-19 lockdown are Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo, and Poco. Similar steps were taken by many brands over the past year due to the COVID-19 crisis in the country. Transsion India has announced that it will extend the warranty for its Tecno and Itel phones by 60 days.
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