OnePlus 2 sale goes invite-free permanently; OnePlus X open sale to begin this weekend
OnePlus 2 sale goes invite-free permanently; OnePlus X open sale to begin this weekendOnePlus via Twitter (screen-shot)

Earlier this week, the Chinese company announced OnePlus 2 X upgrade scheme with additional device warranty in India.

Now, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed that the flagship OnePlus 2 can be purchased directly without having to go through tedious invite system, which has been in place since its release in August.

"That's right; you'll never again need an invite to purchase the OnePlus 2. We're proud to be able to make the OnePlus 2 invite-free so soon and hope this will make getting your very own OnePlus 2 a cheerfully easy experience," said Carl Pei on OnePlus official forum.

Earlier, the buyers had to register themselves in a contest conducted by the company on Facebook, Twitter and official forums. If lucky, they would get an invite to become eligible to buy the phone on Amazon India and they had to complete the purchase transaction within 72 hours. With the announcement, the consumers can buy it anytime from 5 December onwards.

Also read: OnePlus 2, X upgrade: Phone exchange programme launched in India [How to check device's buyback value]

The company has also revealed that the mid-range phone OnePlus X open sale will also go live on Saturday as well, but only for three days. It will conclude on 7 December.

The announcement is part of the OnePlus two year anniversary celebration. The company started doing business on 17 December, 2013.

Besides open sale of OnePlus 2 and X, the company is also offering discounts on accessories as well.

Here is the list of deals:

  • 50% off on OnePlus 2 StyleSwap Covers
  • 90% off on select OnePlus One accessories
  • 10% off on all other accessories
  • As a special holiday gift, a limited number of first orders will receive an exclusive Never Settle mousepad!

Key features of OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X:

Models OnePlus 2 OnePlus X
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) LCD screen with In-cell display technology, Gorilla Glass 4
  • Pixel density: 401 plus ppi (pixels per inch)
5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3Pixel density: 441 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS OxygenOS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Processor 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 series Octa-Core (Quad-core ARM Cortex A57 and quad-core A53) 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU
GPU Adreno 430 Adreno 330
Storage 16GB/64GB 16GB eMMC 5.0 (expandable up to 128GB)
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with laser based auto-focus, f/2.0 aperture, 1.3 micron pixels, OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer), Dual-LED flash
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel wide-angle camera with full HD photo taking ability
Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with ISOCELL 3M2 CMOS sensor, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, full HD video recordingFront: 8.0-megapixel camera with OV8858 sensor, f/2.4 aperture
Battery 3,300 mAh 2525 mAh (Quick Charge 2.0 technology)
Network FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots (Type: nano + nano), Finger-print sensor, Metal frame, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11a/n/ac; dual band: 2.5GHz/5GHz), USB Type C port. LED notification light (multicolored), Alert Slider, GPS/GLONASS Alert Slider, Dual-SIM slots (2 slots - fits either 2 Nano SIM cards (DSDS) or 1 Nano SIM and 1 MicroSD card),Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11ac), FM radio, GPS/GLONASS, Alert slider, 1 LED notification light (multicolored)
Dimensions 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 140.0 x 69.0 x 6.9 mm
Weight 175 g Onyx : 138 gCeramic: 160 g
Price 16GB: USD ($329)/EUR (€339)/IND (₹22,999)64GB: USD ($389)/EUR (€399)/IND (₹24,999) Europe:Onyx (Glass): €269/£199Limited edition Ceramic: €369/£269USA:Onyx (Glass): $249India:

Onyx (Glass): Rs.16,999

Limited edition Ceramic: Rs. 22,999