OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei revealed details about OnePlus 2 invite system in a blog post on Wednesday, and introduced a few key improvements. The company confirmed that it will have more invites on offer, alongside having "more launch inventory than last time". It clarified this means "30-50x last year." With OnePlus 2, the company will introduce Reservation list, which will allow interested consumers to sign-in via email.
"Simply enter your email and we'll send you an invite as soon as they're available. We'll be prioritising our early forum supporters here," notes Pei. Much like last time, OnePlus 2 buyers will receive invites to share with friends, but this time OnePlus claims they will arrive faster.
The new invite system for the OnePlus 2 acknowledges a lot of issues that plagued the OnePlus One. Last year, consumers had to wait to obtain invites, which were either available via forums or through its social media channels. Pei stressed that the company has tried to keep the process as simple as possible and said, "Although most people understand and support us, we've also received some less-positive feedback. Some people thought it was too difficult and time consuming to obtain an invite or thought it was all some big marketing stunt. With the OnePlus 2, we've taken this feedback to heart and are introducing a few key improvements to the purchase experience."
OnePlus CEO Liu Zuohu (aka Pete Lau), as before, continued teasing features of the OnePlus 2 smartphone via social channels. On Wednesday, the company's CEO confirmed that the handset supports dual-SIM functionality, which of course can be a useful feature for several users.
The Weibo post included an image with two SIMs signifying dual-SIM support. As of now, there is no word whether the OnePlus 2 will support microSD card.
Majority of the specifications and details of the OnePlus 2 smartphone has been revealed by the company including screen size of 5.5-inch; a 3300mAh battery; Oxygen OS (likely to be as close to stock Android); fingerprint sensor; Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC; USB Type-C port; 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and possibly a metal build. The company has tipped the pricing of the smartphone to be between $322 (roughly Rs. 20,500) and $450 (roughly Rs. 28,500).
We will have to wait till July 27 to see what more surprises OnePlus 2 smartphone will pack when its launched at a virtual reality event.