Close to one million OnePlus One units sold in 2014

Close to one million OnePlus One units sold in 2014
Back in November, we told you that 500,000 OnePlus One units had been sold, and that the company was aiming to sell one million handsets for 2014. Sure enough, the company came very close to hitting that mark for the year. Not bad for a company that sells just one device (with two variants). We do have to wonder how many more units OnePlus might have sold if it didn't adhere to the oft-criticized invitation system. OnePlus also had some early stumbles with its marketing.

But as OnePlus explained, it needed to keep supply and demand in sync so that it wouldn't spend extra money building handsets that it didn't need to manufacture. The invitation system was the best way OnePlus found to keep track of orders and to keep things in balance. The 16GB Silk White model is priced at $299 and the 64GB Sandstone Black version is $349. Considering that there is no microSD slot, those needing plenty of storage are purchasing the 64GB variant.

OnePlus founder Carl Pei says that the company will improve its operations and customer service in 2015. In addition a sequel to the OnePlus One, the OnePlus Two, will be available in the second or third quarter of this year. The design team has been working on nailing down the perfect screen size for the "Two" and Pei has said that the new model will surprise people. Additionally, a second new model is due for 2015, and Pei says that this handset could be for those who care more about design than specs.

source: PCWorld

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