Popular start-up OnePlus has announced that the company would allow fans to order the flagship smartphone 'One' without any invites.
The company has confirmed that the sale will kick-off on Tuesday (20 January). But here's a catch. Fans will only get a two-hour window from 19:00 to 21:00 GMT (Asia: 19:00 – 21:00 HKT & North America: 7:00 pm to 9:00pm EST) to book the device.
This is a part of New Year promotional campaign "New Year; New Gear". Prospective buyers can try their luck in buying the elusive OnePlus One phone without taking the cumbersome invite-only route.
Earlier, users were forced to win some contest/promotional events after signing up on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. After some agonising wait, a few lucky consumers would get a pass (or an invite) and be eligible to book the device.
But now, they can directly order the phone and get it delivered right to their door-step. [Interested buyers, Click HERE.]
For the uninitiated, OnePlus One sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display and ships with CyanogenMod v11S based Android KitKat v4.4 OS powered by 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 graphics engine, 3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB inbuilt memory and a high-capacity 3100 mAh battery.
Key specifications of OnePlus One:
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||CyanogenMod v11S based Android KitKat v4.4|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU|
|RAM||578MHz 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 camera with 6 physical lenses, f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flashFront: 5.0-megapixel (80-degeree) wide-angle camera|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/ac, NFC 65T (software card emulation, payment methods and multi-tag support), internal GPS antenna + GLONASS, LED notification indicator, downward facing dual stereo speakers (JBL)|
|Dimensions||152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Price||16GB: $299/€269 (around ₹18,260)64GB:$349/€299 (around ₹21,320)|