OnePlus has some bad news for North American fans just hours ahead of the official release of OnePlus 2 across the world. Due to supply constraints, the delivery of OnePlus 2 in the US and Canada has been delayed.
"The production of the OnePlus 2 is in full swing and we're excited to get the OnePlus 2 in your hands. However we do want to tell our users in North America that due to production schedules, shipping to the States and Canada will commence 2-3 weeks after shipments to Europe," said OnePlus official administrator.
The company adds that the US and Canada residents who have an invite can still order OnePlus 2 on 11 August, but have to wait for a few weeks for the device.
So far, a record three million plus people have registered for OnePlus 2 invites. It remains to be seen if the company will be able to cope up with the demand. The 2014 model was panned for its limited availability, the invite system was streamlined only after six months of its release and finally open-sale went live in select markets in April this year.
The company, prior to the launch of OnePlus 2, had claimed to have learned lessons from the shortcomings of the previous year's retail system and said that OnePlus 2 production was in full swing to stock up the inventory before the official launch and the invites will be offered 30-50 times faster than 2014.
This apparently led to the introduction of the new invite reservation system so that the company is able to gauge the demand for OnePlus 2 and accordingly increase production and yet it has faced its first setback even before the device went up for sale (11 August). Many are hoping this is a minor issue that has affected a few regions only.
Besides the US and Canada, no other market is affected with the shipment delay. Stay tuned for more updates.
Key Specifications of One Plus 2:
|OS||OxygenOS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Processor||64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 series Octa-Core (Quad-core ARM® Cortex™ A57 and quad-core A53)
|RAM||LPDDR 4 series 4GB/3GB|
|Network||FDD-LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17|
|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|
|Dimensions||151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85|
|StyleSwap Covers||Bamboo, Black Apricot, Rosewood, and Kevlar|