OnePlus Opening Up International Store


If you are hoping to get your hands on the upcoming OnePlus flagship phone, the OnePlus One, it is about to get a whole lot easier. OnePlus has announced that they are launching a new e-store that makes it a lot easier for international fans to purchase their phones.

The announcement was made on OnePlus’s forums, and the upcoming shop seems similar to OPPO’s offerings, but even more full featured.

The most obvious feature coming to the new site is localization. The OnePlus site will be translated into multiple languages and have individual sites for each territory. Furthermore, worrying about exchange rates will be a thing of the past as OnePlus’s website will allow users to buy in their native currency. Warehouses have been set up in the European Union that phones will ship from, eliminating the VAT tax and allowing for returns and exchanges to be completed in days or at most a few weeks, rather than months when dealing with returns to China.

This also allows OnePlus to offer warranties and customer service. They promise that their customer service reps will have “excellent English skills” but they will also have reps available using translation tools to help in customer support if needed. OnePlus said if their international launch is successful, they will hire customer service reps from several areas.

As for payment, in addition to the presumed Credit Card purchases, you will also be able to shop at the OnePlus store using Paypal.

But what really makes the store special (at least in my opinion) is that they will list what carriers in what countries will support cell service for their phones. No more researching frequency bands before making a purchase!

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These features, if they launch without any hiccups,  make the OnePlus One the most readily accessible Chinese phone manufacturer in international markets. This is a throne currently occupied by Oppo, but users do have to pay import taxes on Oppo products and they don’t always make it easy to figure out what carriers support their phones.

Like the Oppo N1, the OnePlus One will launch with Cyanogenmod installed.

OnePlus has yet to announce what countries will be included in its international launch, but nations in the EU are confirmed and the United States and Canada are highly likely. Other Asian countries are also on the short list. In all, the company plans to launch the OnePlus One in a dozen countries simultaneously, and then will expand to other areas.

OnePlus plans to reveal the OnePlus One near the end of this month, including launch details.

[Photo Credit: OnePlus]
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28 Comments

  1. Paulo Jorge
    April 9, 2014

    these dudes have nice ideas :). cant wait for end of the month so i decide between oneplus and iocean x8.

    • Greg C
      April 9, 2014

      i’m wavering this same decision. might purchase both.

      • Simon
        April 9, 2014

        Do you think iOcean X8 can match it ?

        • Greg C
          April 9, 2014

          it might not match it, but have missing desirable features. it is scheduled to have an octacore processor, dual sim support, all glass and metal body, ips touch screen you can use with wet fingers and gloves, fm radio, usb otg since it doesn’t have sd card expansion for those that need more space to work with than the 32GB internal storage.

          • Wolverine
            April 10, 2014

            Yay, 8 cores! Hahaha… You really don’t understand 😛 ?

          • Adam Surfari
            April 10, 2014

            Well that is like comparing a NASCAR to a F1, not the same race at all. I would never put the X8 in the same league as the OnePlusOne

        • chinda
          April 10, 2014

          Theres no chance iocean x8 can match OnePlus One! It will be the fastest most powerful smartphone when it launches #NeverSettle

    • pa5t1s
      April 9, 2014

      Obviously, I’m considering the same choice… iOcean X8 was my favorite until now, but One+ is a serious challenger. Will depend on a few details: processor, speed, SD-card…
      X8 have lost 1 point for not having SD-card 🙁

      • DarkVega
        April 9, 2014

        But oneplus one is two much expensive then x8. And we are still don`t know how looks like the One+ one.

      • IJustKnowStuff
        April 9, 2014

        Not sure if the OnePlus has a SD slot either. They’ve never mentioned it, which isn’t a good sign.

  2. mf1gt3r
    April 9, 2014

    Lovely. Just one thaing…..will they ship internationally? Will be needing one of the Oneplus One when it launches and am in Nigeria.

  3. mf1gt3r
    April 9, 2014

    Oneplus One … Grand Memo II … Xiaomi MI3S … The list keep getting meatier.

  4. April 9, 2014

    But do they offer a VAT receipt or exclusion from VAT depending on where shipping from in the much like Clove UK. Otherwise – super detailed info article 🙂

  5. Guest
    April 9, 2014

    these dudes have nice ideas :). cant wait for end of the month so i decide between oneplus and iocean x8.

    • Greg C
      April 9, 2014

      i’m wavering this same decision. might purchase both.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2014

      Do you think iOcean X8 can match it ?

    • pa5t1s
      April 9, 2014

      Obviously, I’m considering the same choice… iOcean X8 was my favorite until now, but One+ is a serious challenger. Will depend on a few details: processor, speed, SD-card…
      X8 have lost 1 point for not having SD-card 🙁

    • Guest
      April 9, 2014

      But oneplus one is two much expensive then x8. And we are still don`t know how looks like the One+ one.

    • Greg C
      April 9, 2014

      it might not match it, but have missing desirable features. it is scheduled to have an octacore processor, dual sim support, all glass and metal body, ips touch screen you can use with wet fingers and gloves, fm radio, usb otg since it doesn’t have sd card expansion for those that need more space to work with than the 32GB internal storage.

    • Guest
      April 10, 2014

      Not sure if the OnePlus has a SD slot either. They’ve never mentioned it, which isn’t a good sign.

    • Guest
      April 10, 2014

      Yay, 8 cores! Hahaha… You really don’t understand 😛 ?

    • Adam Surfari
      April 10, 2014

      Well that is like comparing a NASCAR to a F1, not the same race at all. I would never put the X8 in the same league as the OnePlusOne

    • chinda
      April 10, 2014

      Theres no chance iocean x8 can match OnePlus One! It will be the fastest most powerful smartphone when it launches #NeverSettle

  6. mf1gt3r
    April 9, 2014

    Lovely. Just one thaing…..will they ship internationally? Will be needing one of the Oneplus One when it launches and am in Nigeria.

  7. mf1gt3r
    April 9, 2014

    Oneplus One … Grand Memo II … Xiaomi MI3S … The list keep getting meatier.

  8. Peter Pain
    April 9, 2014

    But do they offer a VAT receipt or exclusion from VAT depending on where shipping from in the much like Clove UK. Otherwise – super detailed info article 🙂

  9. Paulo jorge
    April 10, 2014

    2 European country’s were announced today. Germany and Austria. 🙂

  10. Guest
    April 10, 2014

    2 European country’s were announced today. Germany and Austria. 🙂