Friday, October 9, 2015

On October 12, you can grab a OnePlus 2 without an invite – if you're quick

OnePlus open saleIf you're looking to pick up a OnePlus 2 right now you'll need an invite that gives you the chance to buy one. However, the company is opening up sales to everyone next week – but only for an hour-long window.
On Monday October 12 the phone will be available invite-free for an hour. OnePlus put the news up on its forums, with a message stating that the phone will be on sale from noon in the HKT, CEST and PDT timezones.
There's no specific word on the UK yet – we've reached out to OnePlus for an update – but it seems we may have to try at 11am UK time, along with the rest of Europe.
You'll be able to order two phones per transaction, and you can order as many times as you want. However, be warned: the system has crashed pretty quickly when OnePlus has attempted these flash sales in the past.

All are welcome

OnePlus has also announced a media event for October 12 in India. The invites come with a quote from CEO Pete Lau that says the announcement will "reiterate the relevance of the Indian market in the OnePlus growth story and announce The Next Big Step".
That next big step is unclear right now, but rumours suggest it may be theOnePlus X – that's the miniature handset we're expecting from the company before the end of the year.
Launching a cheaper device in a location which already has a good market share is a smart idea for OnePlus, and the company seems to be taking the opportunity to scoop up even more money in the emerging market.
This news does suggest, though, that the OnePlus X won't be coming to western markets – all will be revealed on Monday.

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