OnePlus gets ready for a second round of pre-orders, talks about what will be different this time



After months of only selling its flagship phone via an invitation system, OnePlus finally opened the floodgates this October the 27th, allowing anyone to pre-order a phone within a 1-hour window. Naturally, what happens on such events is that servers just crumble under the load – it happened with Apple's iPhone 6 event stream, it happened with HTC's 50% off Nexus 9 sale, and it most definitely happened with the OnePlus One pre-orders, even though the company claims it had doubled its server capacity prior to the event.

OnePlus was quick to announce that it wishes to apologize to the fans who had no luck in getting the pre-order process to work all the way through, and what better way to do it, than host another pre-order party? That's right – OnePlus announced that there will be a second round on November the 17th, starting at 16:00 GMT (8am PST, 11am EST) and only open for 1 hour.

The company also outed some extra details about the pre-order process. Now, just like last time, if a customer places an order on an item that OnePlus has in stock – it will immediately be shipped. Otherwise – it will count as a pre-order and the customer will be cited an estimated shipping time. Invitation holders still hold priority over the new customers and wait times do not apply to them, but fear not – if one places a pre-order and then happens to stumble upon an invitation, they can submit said invitation to upgrade their order status and get a unit immediately shipped to them.

There has also been a small change in the way OnePlus handles customers' money – once an order has been placed, the company will reserve the payment with the buyer's account holder, but will not initiate a transaction until it ships the order. This should make things a little lighter on the pre-order process, and a little easier should one decide that they wish to cancel a pre-order.

And finally, OnePlus also wishes to “celebrate” this second round of pre-orders by “steeply discounting” any accessories that one bundles up with their One pre-order. Currently, the most attractive of accessories seem to be the Bamboo StyleSwap Cover and the JBL E1+ Earphones, so if you are placing a pre-order – make sure you check how much of a discount you are getting on those – might be worth it.


source: OnePlus via Phandroid

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh

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18 Comments

1. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Wow, so interested in skipping this offer.

13. torr310

Posts: 1680; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Wondering how many units are they going to sell... Must be a slow seller compared to other brands.

2. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

i hate when phones has one color back panel & black color entirely in the front(i mean other than screen ;) ).

20. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i hate it when phones has colored front panel :v

3. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Nope. The specs are now outdated, we want the Snapdragon 805! Anyway, IT'S TOO LATE TO APOLOGIZE! IT'S TOO LATE!

4. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I wouldn't say outdated at all. I have both the OnePlus One and Note 4 and they both run just as smooth because the OnePlus runs CM and is only pushing an FHD panel, and you still can't beat the price, which is roughly half that of the Note 4.

15. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Yeah, sorry, you're not getting a Snapdragon 805 in a $300 phone.

5. black02wing

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 05, 2007

Round Two and the Nockout goes to............

6. marcellus7

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

not these guys again...

7. Tacokillah

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I remember I wanted this phone badly when I first heard of it. Now I'm just indifferent; too bad OnePlus screwed up with the whole invite system.

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I feel the same way.

14. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

When they originally anounced the phone like a year ago I was interested. Now I don't care if they decide to actually sell the phone or not.

11. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

"Never Settle" Well, me and most of my colleagues haven't. A company just starting out should be targeting a market as wide as possible. Not offering a device with removable battery only targets those that don't care, while ignoring the 53% polled that prefer them. So target only 47% knowing only about 8% of the 47% that will purchase the Oneplus rather than raise double or triple the sales by attracting those want this choice. Given the choice of removable batteries have become limited for those that prefer them, I, as well as others, have settled on not supporting another crude offering of such a device. John B.

12. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

What?

19. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Let me clarify: 53 percent of phone users prefer to have removable batteries. 47% percent don't care if it does or doesn't. Just because some purchase a phone with non-removable battery, doesn't mean they don't prefer it. I know at least ten people right off the top of my head that didn't purchase iphones just because of not having removable batteries or SD Cards. Imagine how well Apple would do if it did offer them. Oneplus is a new company. Given my numbers above, One plus should be targeting 100% of the market. Not the market that doesn't care. The reason being is that those that don't care will chose any brand they want which could would quite possibly be large name brands. On the other end, since removable battery options are dwindling for those that find it preferable or necessary, we are more likely to give Oneplus a run due to offering the option. This means the attraction for the phone could be double or triple than what it is now. If HTC is having issues trying to duplicate Apple's format, what makes a startup company like Oneplus think is can do it?. Thousands of us left HTC due to eliminating the offering, we will not be interested in OnePlus. John B.

16. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

This phone and cyanogen mod are god damn awful, spend the extra 400$ and get a phone that doesn't suck huge D. I've owned this piece of crap for months what a waste of time

18. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Cyanogenmod is in fact the devil.

21. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

I've read that this phone has horrible cell reception in the United States...particularly with T-Mobile. Anyone care to share their experiences

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