OnePlus says it will launch its new flagship phone on June 14 in a virtual reality experience, with the first two hours of sales exclusively via VR - and its unloved invite system is finally dead.
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OnePlus has announced that the X, its newest handset, is now invite-free after going on sale in November - but it's raising the price of its Power Bank battery pack, having been selling it at a loss.
While the OnePlus 2 no longer requires an invite, the OnePlus X still does - but until midnight on Thursday, you can buy the X in the EU with no invite and with free standard shipping included.
OnePlus' frustrating invite system will no longer play a part in sales of its second high-end handset from this weekend - and from December 5 to 7, you can buy a OnePlus X invite-free too.
The recently announced OnePlus X mid-range smartphone will be sold only to invite holders for the first month, after which there will be more opportunities to purchase the device.
OnePlus says its new handset - which features a Snapdragon 801 CPU, 3GB RAM and 16GB storage - is "a work of art", and alongside the standard model, it will offer a limited edition 'Ceramic' variant.
OnePlus has announced that customers can now purchase the OnePlus 2 within three days of receiving an invite instead of just 24 hours which was the previous limit to claim an invite.
OnePlus apologized last month for having "messed up the launch of the OnePlus 2" - and it now says it will "make it up" to its customers by letting them buy the phone without an invite for one hour.
Just one week after the OnePlus 2 was unveiled, the company says it's already received more than two million reservations for the flagship-class handset, which offers high-end specs at modest prices.
If you are even remotely interested in purchasing a 'OnePlus 2', chances are you will want to register your email in the new invite system. The OnePlus 2 will be announced later tonight.
OnePlus has revealed details of the changes it's made to the invite system for its new flagship, promising up to fifty times more launch inventory this time around along with a new 'reservation list'.
"Open sales for the OnePlus One, forever," says the company. "Farewell to invites." Indeed, from today, you can buy the One without pre-approval - but the invite system will return for the OnePlus 2.
OnePlus has announced that buyers will now be able to purchase its handset without an invite - but only on Tuesdays, while its invite system will remain in place on other days of the week. Seriously.
OnePlus is currently allowing customers to buy its handset without an invite, and says it will be delivered by December 25 - but it's not clear how long the opportunity to buy will remain open.
The day has arrived: OnePlus will finally begin accepting pre-orders from folks without one of its stupid 'invites' today, but true to form, it's mixing things up by only accepting orders for an hour.