OnePlus has confirmed that prospective purchasers of its OnePlus 2 flagship will be required to obtain invites -- just as buyers of the OnePlus One were required to do. But after potential customers criticized the previous system for being cumbersome and confusing, OnePlus says the invite system for OnePlus 2 will be improved.
Even though OnePlus claims that the invite-system was meant to manage risk and deliver a better user experience, the company faced a lot of criticism from the audience. According to a OnePlus blog post, the process for acquiring the OnePlus 2 has been tweaked so potential buyers are not disheartened.
After the unprecedented success of OnePlus One, the Chinese smartphone will be increasing the inventory of the OnePlus 2 around 30 to 50 times more than that of the predecessor model. Since more handsets will be available for purchase, more chances will be available for buyers to get a OnePlus 2.
Last year, those interested in purchasing a OnePlus One handset had to take part in social media promotions. However, for OnePlus 2, customers can simply provide an email address on the OnePlus website to receive a purchase invitation. OnePlus will give preference to early forum supporters.
When buyers purchase a OnePlus 2 handset, they will receive invites that can be shared with friends. Those who received an invitation by this route will receive their handset much faster, OnePlus says.
The OnePlus 2 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of this year. OnePlus will hold a virtual reality launch event next Monday. The handset will feature a 5.5- or 5.7-inch display, a Snapdragon 801 v2.1 chipset, 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a large battery of 3,300 mAh capacity. It will be priced under $450.