Amazon has finally listed the OnePlus One on its official online store and the company has set the launch date for December 2 in India. The Chinese firm hasn't yet started sending out invites but is gathering potential customers by asking them to sign up for the handset. Without an actual invite, customers cannot buy the phone. So here are a few tips that can increase your chances of getting the OnePlus One phone: (Via Digit)
Standard Invite Procedure
OnePlus is currently hosting an invite contest on its India website, which requires customers to subscribe to their newsletter and participate in the contests and events hosted by the company. OnePlus will pick up 1,000 lucky winners from all the entries who will get the company's invite to buy OnePlus One. Sales for the smartphone will open December 2, exclusively through Amazon's online retail channel.
Through A Friend
The chances of getting an invite from hundreds of thousands of subscriptions are minimal but a friend who successfully buys a OnePlus One phone can help you get one. Every customer who buys the phone directly from OnePlus will get an extra invite, which can be passed to another friend. This is a guaranteed method of getting the phone, provided you know one such friend.
Interested customers can do an online hunt for an invite on the company's online forums where some people give away their invites. These forums can also be useful in getting a head start in some contests that can fetch an invite.
Some tech websites and YouTube channels host some giveaway sessions to promote their websites. This can be more than just an invite sometimes, they tend to give out phones as well.
Why Is OnePlus One Worth The Effort
The phone's elegant design combined with its high-end specs make it hard to ignore. The pricing for the phone is not confirmed but it is expected to hit a price range below INR. 25,000.
For that low price, customers will be getting 5.5-inch Full HD display, 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 13-megapixel Sony Exmor camera, 3,100mAh battery, Cyanogen based Android 4.4 OS, 4G LTE compatibility, and a lot more.