OnePlus One Available For Pre-Order In China, Ships The 28th

Are you an expat living in China? Do you read GizChina because its the best English language source for Chinese gadgets? Is all of that true and you are interested in the OnePlus One? Well, you might want to get one of your Chinese reading friends to hop on for you, because the OnePlus One (16GB model) is on presale for ¥1,999 ($320, €235). While the site does mention the 64GB black version, it doesn’t currently list it.

This is certainly good news for those looking to get their hands on the OnePlus One. The phone also appears to be available for preorder, also with a launch date of the 28th, on OnePlus’ official website. The official site lists the 64GB model as going for the expected ¥2,299 but it isn’t immediately clear if that model is available for purchase yet (I would venture a guess to say no, but was unable to navigate the Chinese language signup process). If you order there, you will be entered into a contest with a 100 % win rate.

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What does it mean for a contest to have a 100 % win rate?  Basically, it means it isn’t a contest at all, but OnePlus will randomly choose which “Prize” you get with the OnePlus One. First prize winners will get either a OnePlus One cover or thermos. Second place winners will get a reusable OnePlus One grocery bag and the rest will get either a OnePlus pen or T-shirt.

As this is the Chinese version of the device, it will ship with ColorOS and not the custom CyanogenMod 11S, but there is nothing stopping you from rooting and installing it yourself.

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Finally, the highly anticipated “Xiaomi-killer” is just days away from getting into the hands of the Chinese public. There certainly have been some mistakes and bumps along the way, but what do you think of how OnePlus handled the launch so far?

Meanwhile, the world awaits the western general public release.

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  1. mf1gt3r
    May 23, 2014

    $320?? Wow, cheaper than any seller on AliExpress.

  2. Felix
    May 23, 2014

    THIS IS TD-SCDMA + TD-LTE version.. !!!

  3. Ilymon Anexonel
    May 23, 2014

    Wow! I need to move to China or at least visit for a month! Do you have a link? Can’t find it on

  4. jjj
    May 24, 2014

    这个新闻是错误的,不是pre order 是预约 ,懂预约码

  5. Lawrence
    May 24, 2014

    I just want to have the ability to access a Web site and pre order/order a phone.
    I never knew you had to work so hard to buy one. Oneplus one should pay their customers money for all the energy wasted.
    The chances of winning an invitation is almost the same as winning the lottery.

    • Danial
      May 27, 2014

      “Oneplus one should pay their customers money for all the energy wasted”
      haha, nice one. and yes you are right!

  6. hed190
    May 24, 2014

    i just want the damn phone! send them to portugal please!

  7. John
    May 25, 2014

    Is this version WCDMA or TD-SCDMA ???

  8. Fred
    May 26, 2014

    Huh! What makes you think this is a “Xiaomi killer”?

    That’s not even remotely applicable, given their limited availability (comparatively with few countries) and the bungling of everything so far. Price is somewhat a consolation, but Xiaomi will be releasing products that will challenge.

  9. Aeonia
    May 26, 2014

    funny how you didn’t clarify which month..almost as if you are avoiding it..this month?June 28th, July 28th….

  10. LucifeL MartelL
    May 29, 2014

    What a pain man… what a pain…. i’m sick of trying to acquire a decent Chinese phone… i so bloody wish i could afford an oppo and just get it over with… T_____T

    One+ One !!! You guys are just plain fuckking ASSHOLES..!!! By the time this phone is even attainable Xiaomi would have launched MI4.