Launched just a year ago, the OnePlus One, marketed as the “flagship killer,” could only be purchased if you had an invite. Today, OnePlus announced via their social media outlets and blog that the invite system in a thing of the past. You can now buy a OnePlus One without having to wait to get invited.
In our first big celebration of the One’s successful year, we are opening up sales globally for everyone, every day of the week. We have always wanted to put great products into the hands of more people. And, we now feel confident that we have matured enough to handle the increased complexity that comes along with opening up sales completely.
If you were expecting to hear something about the successor of the OPO aka the OnePlus 2, you’re probably disappointed as you’re reading this. But don’t get discouraged yet. The Chinese startup spilled some details about the OnePlus One 2. It will launch sometimes during the 3rd quarter of this year. Here is their statement:
we will be far more prepared to make the same transition with the OnePlus 2. Yes, the 2 will initially launch with invites. We’re committed to maintaining razor-thin margins in order to give as much value as possible back to our users, and this drastically increases our risk. The OnePlus 2 will bring the challenges that come along with a brand new product, and initially, our invite system will help us to manage that risk. It also helps us to be sure that every OnePlus 2 user gets the amazing experience that they deserve.
To celebrate the abolishment of the invite system, OnePlus is holding a 75% off sales on accessories like flip covers, screen protectors and more – the bamboo StyleSwap cover can now be bought without an invite.