The OnePlus One might be a self-proclaimed “flagship killer”, deftly combining high-end specs with a wallet-friendly price tag, but we imagine more than a few casual consumers will have been turned off by the potentially confusing invite-based ordering policy.
Thankfully, the convoluted OnePlus One ordering system is no more! Well, on a Tuesday, at least. Full story below.
The news is spilled by Carl on the official OnePlus Blog, with the very logical headline: OnePlus One Open Sales, every Tuesday. Makes sense to us!
Essentially, starting 8am GMT every Tuesday, and for a period of 24 hours, you’ll be able to dive right in and buy a OnePlus One, no questions asked. Specifically, it’s £229 for the Silk White (16GB) OnePlus One, and £269 for the Sandstone Grey (64GB).
Shared OnePlus One specs include a 5.5in 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, meaty 3,100mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and CyanogenMod 11S. The OnePlus One Android Lollipop update is supposedly right around the corner, too.
The OnePlus One follows the now-traditional Chinese smartphone tactic of offering flagship-level specs at an affordable price, and made fairly major waves internationally despite having a marketing budget of just $300.
The OnePlus 2 has been confirmed (in name only), and might well introduce a smaller display size. OnePlus has also been busy brewing its own Android ROM, namely OxygenOS. We’ll learn more about that on February 12 i.e. Thursday this week.