OnePlus 2, which launches on July 27, will be available via an invite system on the OnePlus site.
OnePlus 2, the second smartphone from OnePlus, will be available via an invite system on the official site, just like the first phone. In a community post, OnePlus confirmed that the first couple of invites for the OnePlus 2 were now ready and live. The company is also holding a special event in India on July 28 for the OnePlus 2 launch.
According to OnePlus “invites are still a necessity” but this time the company is promising a reservation list, more inventory and a “quicker rollout of shareable invites.” The company says that the first couple of OnePlus 2 invites will be given to the earliest supporters, forum members, early OnePlus buyers. OnePlus will also have contests and/or other promotions to help other users get invites.
Additionally there is a reservation list and user have to sign up their email address here to get on the same. If there are any unused invites, then these users who have are on the reservation list, will the chance to buy the OnePlus 2 when it is in stock. “Everyone on the list will eventually receive an invite,” says OnePlus.
OnePlus says that the OnePlus 2 may take up to 3 weeks before it is ready to ship and the invites are only valid for 24 hours. To share invites, a user will get 1-2 weeks and initially the number of shared invites that can be sent out will be low, and it will increase as production ramps up. “The more you share, the more invites to share you get,” says OnePlus.
OnePlus 2 will be priced under $450, it will come with 4 GB LPDDR4, 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor and a Type C-USB port. The Type C-USB port supports various new USB standards like USB 3.1, USB power delivery (USB PD), HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA with adapters. OnePlus says that Qualcomm has fixed the heating issues on Snapdragon 810 SoC for the OnePlus 2 smartphone. OnePlus also revealed that the OnePlus 2 will have a 3300mAh battery.
There have also been reports of a full-metal body version of the OnePlus 2 based on CEO Pete Lau’s posts on China’s Weibo.
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