Last week, OnePlus told us that they were going to stop leaking specs of the OnePlus 2 and wait until the July 27 launch event. Of course, they never said they would stop talking about the phone, just that they wouldn’t keep teasing hardware specs. Today co-founder Carl Pei took to the OnePlus blog to offer some details into the revamped invite process for the OnePlus 2:
With the OnePlus One, we did a bit better than we thought we would. This has made us more confident, and therefore we will have far more launch inventory than last time. We’re talking about 30-50x last year. This means that it will be significantly easier to get an invite from the very beginning.
The part about 30-50x the inventory is especially exciting if true. I hope that this significant increase in inventory numbers means that getting an invite will be easier this time. Thankfully, it appears OnePlus has also addressed one of my other top concerns:
For those who don’t have time to hang out on forums or social media, we’ll have a quick and painless reservation list. Simply enter your email and we’ll send you an invite as soon as they’re available. We’ll be prioritizing our early forum supporters here.
This essentially means less hoops to jump through for the average consumer. Not everyone has time to post in the OnePlus forum or to participate in silly social media contests all day. The fact that OnePlus is giving priority to their early forum members is not surprising, this is the same system they used last year to order the invite list. I actually joined the OnePlus forum fairly early last year (member 13,597), but I haven’t posted at all since so we’ll see how I fare this year.
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