Despite its faltering launch and initial struggle to get enough inventory in place, it seems OnePlus has its manufacturing and shipping process organized enough to open up sales for the OnePlus 2 to everyone. For one hour, of one day next week, customers will be able to order a OnePlus 2 without an invite…
On Monday, October 12th, customers across the globe will be able to place orders for the “2016 flagship killer” during a one-hour window. Customers in Asia will be able to order between 12pm-1pm Hong Kong Time, while customers in Europe can order between 12pm-1pm Central European Time (11am-12pm BST) and customers in North America can order between 12pm-1pm Pacific Time (3pm-4pm Eastern). You’ll be able to place your order online at OnePlus.net. Hopeful buyers in India can order through the official OnePlus Amazon India store page from 12pm-1pm IST.
The controversial company announced the one-hour open sale on its official forums, and notes that this is a “way to make it up to” its fans for messing up the launch. Customers will only allowed a maximum of 2 phones per order, but can place as many orders as they want. However, any hopeful buyers are warned that — due to the high demand expected — they may have to wait a little while longer for the orders to be delivered. Customers ordering using an invite can still skip ahead of this virtual ‘queue’.
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