Popular Chinese smartphone maker, OnePlus has issued a formal apology to its esteemed fans for Monday's (27 October) pre-order fiasco.
Unprecedented traffic on the company's website reportedly caused the server to crash, leaving many buyers frustrated on not being able to complete the pre-order transaction.
"We have spent the past 24 hours identifying the weak points that led to this and we are mapping out a strategy to address them," said the company.
It also announced that the company would open the second OnePlus One pre-order window on 17 November (15:00 GMT; 11:00 am EDT; 20:30 pm IST) with a promise of better service.
Meanwhile, the company has announced the release of India-specific invites to prospective 'One' consumers online soon. OnePlus director (Global), Carl Pei confirmed the news on Saturday, saying that the company is also in talks with local e-commerce sites for distribution.
If things go as planned, OnePlus One, popularly known as flagship smartphone-killer will set foot in India by December-end.
For the uninitiated, invite-only procedure is carried out via contest/promotional events. Prospective consumers just have to sign up at company's official Facebook, Twitter and other social network platform. Once applied, few lucky consumers would get a pass (or an invite) and become eligible to book the device.
People who are unfamiliar with OnePlus One, it 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)|
[Image Credit: OnePlus]