After using an invitation system on all three of their devices, OnePlus has announced that starting Saturday, December 5th, an invite will no longer be required to purchase a OnePlus 2, the companies 2016 flagship device. The news came via the OnePlus forums and it certainly welcome news. As I put in my article on why the OnePlus 2 needed to be successful for the company, I pointed out that the invite system had to go smoother than it did with the OnePlus One. It didn’t really and in fact many people found it quite frustration. I get it though as it was a great way for the company to determine their production needs. That, unfortunately and by their own admission, messed up (again) and that has not helped the nearly 2 year old startup phone company.
The OnePlus 2 has had good reviews and most users seem to be very pleased with the device. For a 3GB RAM/64GB Storage device at only $389, it is a great value and should make everyone’s short list of device to consider for the holidays. One key feature to be aware of however is the lack of NFC, something the still invite-only OnePlus X does have built in.
OnePlus 2 Accessories On Sale
In addition to going invite-free, you can also get accessories on sale for the OnePlus 2. The StyleSwap Covers are 50% off starting on Saturday and is one of many other sales they have going on for
their various devices.
- OnePlus 2 StyleSwap Covers are 50% off
- Select OnePlus One accessories are 90% off
- All other accessories are 10% off
- As a special holiday gift, a limited number of first orders will receive an exclusive Never Settle mousepad!
The sales end on the 7th so it is for this weekend only.
Finally, keep in mind that the invite-free applies only to the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus X still requires an invite to purchase which you can request on the OnePlus website.