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And on the 7th day, OnePlus opened up its phone sales to all

After selling its Android handset for six months through a unique invitation system, OnePlus is switching gears. Starting on Tuesday, OnePlus will take phone orders from anyone for 24 hours and repeat the process weekly. Yes, those other six days will still require an invite to buy a OnePlus One phone.

OnePlus One camera app

The open purchase period begins at 8 a.m. GMT and will offer a choice of the 16GB Silk White model or the 64GB Sandstone Black edition. In the announcement, OnePlus said it had been collecting sales data over the last six months and adjusted its production schedule, which may be the reason behind the change. Anyone who purchases the phone on a Tuesday will still get invites to provide to others so that they can buy a OnePlus One on the other days of the week.

Aside from the strange and sometimes frustrating invite system for purchases, OnePlus has made a name for itself with the handset. With prices of $299 for the 16GB model and $349 for the 64GB unit, you’d think these are mid-range handsets at best.

OnePlus One phone

But the company has found a way to offer a compelling LTE phone with some surprising specifications at these prices: 3GB of memory, a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, [company]Qualcomm[/company]’s 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 and a 13-megapixel [company]Sony[/company] Exmor camera sensor, for example. All of that hardware runs CyanogenMod 11S, which is based on [company]Google[/company] Android 4.4; the company is working on an Android 5.0 update as well.

All in all, OnePlus is offering quite a bit of phone for the money. And now it’s offering that package to anyone, provided you make your purchase on a Tuesday.

3 Responses to “And on the 7th day, OnePlus opened up its phone sales to all”

  1. Yogesh V. Ranade

    I received one less than 2 weeks ago when they opened up their sales for a couple of hours. Be careful, OnePlus is a good phone, but has a lot of touch screen issues where it fails to respond, automatic button pushes, screens scrolling automatically etc. No reason why these issues happen, they suddenly appeared for me. My phone is useless at this stage. Support is via email and forum which is not the best way to handle customers with problems where the phone itself is unusable. They recommend software and hardware resets etc but that hasn’t solved my problems. Am waiting to hear back…

    Here’s a link i found would be useful to refer: