We recently reported that the OnePlus Two would launch either in the second or third quarter of 2015. Today a Bloomberg report claims that the finalized date has been set for third quarter 2015. Bloomberg also claims that OnePlus will ship a smartphone later in 2015 that is even lower cost than their current flagships. The OnePlus One checks in at a price of $299 or $349 depending on which storage variant you choose. While Bloomberg declined to mention any specs for the new phones, they did mention that OnePlus will plan to ship between 3 to 5 million units in 2015, with up to 10 million units shipping by 2016.
OnePlus has already sold well over a million units of the One smartphone, released in 2014. The company came under fire initially because of their invite system for purchasing the phone, and later faced further criticism because of their pubic relations and promotional practices. In order to remedy some of the supply-chain issues and customer service blunders of their first launch, co-founder Carl Pei says the company is seeking Venture Capital investments to grow the company sufficiently before launching a second flagship phone. OnePlus also recently got into the software game by releasing their own Oxygen OS for the One. Pete Lau, the CEO of OnePlus, mentions that the company would like to continue expanding into the software and service side of things by partnering with other companies. Do you think OnePlus can improve their supply-chain and PR practices in time for the One Plus Two launch later this year? Will you buy a One Plus Two? I am looking forward to seeing what OnePlus does on the second go around, if they improve their customer service practices I might give them another shot, I’m a forgiving kinda guy!
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