OnePlus One release schedule announced

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Earlier this week, the OnePlus One was finally unveiled after months of speculation and teasing from the manufacturer. As we pointed out on the day, the device is built to be compatible with most GSM bands, and will work nicely on T-Mobile’s LTE network.

But apart from knowing that 100 lucky people could get the device through a competition, and others would need invitations, we didn’t really have much a timescale to go on. Late last night, the company announced changes to its production. Response has reportedly been incredible, and so a change in focus was necessary. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Ready now – 100 for phone smashers
  • Mid to late May – Larger batch 16GB Silk White for the first batch of invites
  • Early June – Larger batch 64GB Sandstone Black
  • Later in June – Increased general availability, people who want it should be able to get an invite without much trouble in June

According to the blog post, demand for the 64GB black model has been amazing. Far more wanted this model at $349 than those after the $299 white 16GB phone. And it’s not surprising. $50 for a device with four times the capacity, and in a more popular color is a steal.

Now, of course, we know this device will almost certainly not be available direct from any carrier. It’ll be sold unlocked, carrier-free and direct from manufacturer. To find out more and sign up for updates, head on over to the OnePlus web page.

Source: OnePlus
Via: PocketNow

 

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  • archerian

    If the roll-out is anything like what happened for the Nexus 4, it will be a pain… I like the whole concept of a $300 phone with high end specs, what worries me if it becomes too popular it will get into the hands of non-technical people and then support might be a problem. I don’t want this great concept to be frowned upon due to bad support experiences.

    • Paul

      Cyanogen is in charge so I’m less worried about the support. I do see your point and am sure non-tech people will certainly get one. Likely, their issues will be easily handled.

  • mreveryphone

    64gb Nexus 5 killer please…

  • Deadeye37

    I’m very interested in this. However, I will wait to see how the hands on goes first before pulling the trigger. Paper specs look great, but if its insanely buggy, then I’ll wait until it matures before pulling the trigger.

    • Paul

      Seeing that Cyanogen is being ran, and they will offer support and updates, I wouldn’t be too terribly concerned with fixes taking too long. You have a great point, but remember that this isn’t Samsung, HTC, etc.

  • Ky

    If only they include wireless charging.

  • Paul

    Without the expandable memory I won’t consider this device. I am glad to see them launch it, and look forward to a newer version in the future that has this option.

    64Gig for $350 is awesome!

  • Nurdface Gamerhandz

    They sure have settled a lot for a company that says “never settle”

  • sosarozay300

    i understand the invite program now and i believe in a couple of months they will have a website where you enter your email to get an invite in order for them to know how many phones to produce, since theyre a brand new company

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1586820069 steadymobb

    I’m waiting to see what’s up with the G3 or possible Galaxy (f? Prime? ) before I take the plunge. This is a sweet deal but I really do want wireless charging and an sd slot to transfer all my files easily. Plus I was hoping to maybe downgrade to a screen 5.3″ from my Note 2. I think that’s the sweet spot for me. So mainly hoping the premium Galaxy phone is real.

  • nd5

    I’m patiently waiting until June when I intend to get a 64GB version of the OnePlus One!

    • thepanttherlady

      *looks around and whispers* me too. :)

      • Jay Holm

        $350 for a device like this with 64GB’s internal is damn good!

      • bizzy gie

        Will I be able to get one without an invite?

        If not, how easy will it be to get one?
        I never win any of these chance games that are purely randomized and luck based.

        Where do I even go to apply for an invite?

        • thepanttherlady

          According to the schedule above, it would be available more freely the closer we get to June and into it. Oneplus is saying at that time invites should be very easy to come by.

          You can follow their announcements via the various social media platforms or in the forums at oneplus.net.

  • bryck

    Looks great but not having the 700MHz A-block frequencies included it’s a deal breaker to me. :-(

    • maximus1901

      You forgot the lack of Band 2. In Cincinnati? where TMO only has 5×5 MHz AWS, Band 2 (PCS) is what they’re gonna use for LTE.
      It’s really pathetic Cam didn’t catch that; I wonder if he even looked at the specs.

  • Allen Enriquez

    T-MOBILE US bring this to your selves with lots space storage!

  • Loganopolis Jammyjamjamjam Bop

    Anyone know when the 100 winners will be announced?

    • thepanttherlady

      The winners will be notified tomorrow. I’m not sure when they’ll be announced but I figure around the 6th as per the original schedule. We shall soon find out. :)

      • Loganopolis Jammyjamjamjam Bop

        If I win it and have to destroy my phone I’m either using a maser or a blunderbuss.either way I’ll give oppo a show.

        • thepanttherlady

          You didn’t hear they changed the contest?

          http://forums.oneplus.net/threads/the-smash-is-over-donate-your-flagship.7481/page-9#post-360416

          And if you win….I’d love an invite if you’re able, please. :D

        • Loganopolis Jammyjamjamjam Bop

          Long as my entry is still valid. Yeah I’ll send you an invite if I get one. Considering all the knowledge bombs you’ve dropped for all of us.

        • thepanttherlady

          Yes, they’re still picking 100 winners, just not sure what they’re basing it on. Appreciate the invite if you get one and I’ll do the same for you.

          Not sure if you know this or not, the invites will be based on variant (16GB or 64GB). You won’t get an invite and get to choose.

  • thepanttherlady

    Guess who just received theirs? ;)