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.