If you have your eyes set on the OnePlus 2 smartphone launch on Monday, make sure you do not miss out on the company's stringent invite system required to purchase the next flagship. The Chinese tech giant started accepting invitation requests via email as well as through other means such as shareable and prioritised invites. In an official blog post, OnePlus explained how the new invite system will be improved to make purchasing OnePlus 2 easier.
OnePlus confirmed that it will be increasing the launch inventory up to 50 times more than the last year, to fulfil the mounting demand for its upcoming flagship. While this will make it easier to dispatch even more invites, OnePlus also introduced an all-new Reservation List, which will give an opportunity to those who are not active on social media and OnePlus forums to bag an early invite.
Interested buyers can simply put down their email address on the reservation list and the company will send out invites on a first-come first-serve basis. OnePlus also revealed that it will send out as many invites as possible after evaluating the production and inventory situation. Once you sign up for an invite, OnePlus guarantees that it will fulfil all request eventually. At the time of writing, OnePlus had already received over 180,000 invitation requests.
OnePlus is showing extra love to all the early adopters and "fervent supporters" by prioritising their invitation requests.
"To those of you who have helped us spread the word and grow OnePlus from an unknown company to where we are today. Specifically, I'm talking about phone smashers, early forum members, early purchasers and the most active OnePlus One invite evangelists. We want to show you our gratitude by offering you some of the first invites to purchase the OnePlus 2," OnePlus said in a post on the company's forum.
Finally, a friend who has purchased the OnePlus 2 can secure an invite without you having to wait in the long queue. The company said it will send out shareable invites sooner than the last time.
OnePlus said the first invites are likely to be send out during the OnePlus 2 launch.