OnePlus One hopefuls, start rejoicing as the company has finally decided to do away with the controversial invite system.
Since its launch back in April this year, the OnePlus One has proved to be a tough nut to crack. People from around the world have been craving to get their hands on one, but the lack of an invite has caused many distress. However, OnePlus hinted at a shift to a pre-order system come October, which should mean that there’ll be invites no more.
OnePlus typically seeds invites through contests and such held on its forums. Those that do purchase a OnePlus One through the official store also get invites that they can share with fellow to-be buyers. Even then, there’s a divide between demand and supply.
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We are working on a pre-orders system, we were initially aiming for September but it’s been slightly delayed, hopefully we’ll be ready to launch it in October.
– OnePlus One in a Reddit AMA
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This should result in a lot more satisfied customers. However, it might just be a case of too little too late; it’s been 4 months since the OnePlus One was unveiled, and a lot more devices such as the Xiaomi Mi 4 have come up sporting similar specifications.
Would you wait for October to get your hands on the One?