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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  • Storage 64 GB
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28 Comments

1. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Simple example how one stupid idea can ruin great product...

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They're as bad as Google and Motorola. A bs way of obtaining the phone and running Cyanogen mod instead of android.

15. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Cyanogenmod is android lol. Also, were you actually expecting Google to turn every Motorola phone into a nexus? Seriously?

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Cyanogenmod is based on Android. "Also, were you actually expecting Google to turn every Motorola phone into a nexus? Seriously?" I don't think you know how to read properly because I don't remember saying that in my comment.

19. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Mxyzpilk please don't talk of things that you don't know s**t about and also have never used. Stick with the apple butt licking stuff. :)

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't be salty at the truth.

26. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

the truth you're saying is bended. Do you even flash bro?

2. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I got an invite to purchase the phone two days ago. Too late guys. Shame too.

6. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Could have been more than a million if only not for those invites that they've done.

22. ImQ009

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Could have been more than a million if they were actually ABLE to produce so many of them

3. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

They can't even roll out the first phone and they are thinking about the follow-up. I think Carl Pei has smoked something he shouldn't.

4. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

hopefully the oneplus two get's rid of the invite system. i can see why the first one needed it, but let's hope that oneplus can make do without it

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Glad to be one of that million :D

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yup. It's an excellent phone. Even if there is a bunch of butt hurt haters talking crap about it all the time. I must say I really love mine.

12. bendgate unregistered

Phone is excellent. The way to sell it is BS.

20. tute.95

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I woke up one day and decided i would buy it. It took me 3hs to get 3 invites.... I dont get it, even by invites it is easy

16. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

I want one to replace my galaxy s3! But ever since it exploded in a mans pocket in France I am apprehensive about buying one. What's worse is that the explosion was a production mistake. I am resisting the wild urge to buy the oneplus one anyway.

27. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

1 in a million is a huge odd! You can get hit by lightning in the next 7 days than have one explode in your pocket!

21. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

This phone is AWESOME!

7. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

i really wanted one of those but i couldnt get the invite...

10. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

You can get one of those crappy phones at "oppomart.com" ...they sell the same s**t without a need for those ridiculous invites.

11. Furbal unregistered

Four of those were mine, got rid of them all though =x

13. p51d007

Posts: 701; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

OnePlus did do one thing for me though...on their user forum site, people were looking for alternatives and a discussion of the Huawei Mate2 came up, a device I didn't bother to consider when I saw the specs. I ended up getting one because of the lag...signed up in April...first week of July the mate2 came, and wouldn't you know it, a week later, the invite popped up for the OnePlus. Ordered it, just as a back up device or to sell later. I got so use to the Mate2, I sold the Oneplus. Even if the mate2 doesn't ever get an update, for me, it's fast, clear bright screen, no lag, and the battery life kicks butt! Rock solid stable, for me, trumps high end specs.

14. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

OnePlus One is pretty outdated now by today's standards of high-end phones. I hope they have a sqeuel

23. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Outdated now? what are you smoking?....

17. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

What an awesome price. Where can I buy one?

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I wanted this phone, I even got an invite from someone in the community, didn't know it expires in 24hrs. Gave up -_-

28. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

So, about 1 in 7,500 people have this phone? That's a lot more that I thought.

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