Late June set to be best time to get yourself a OnePlus One

April 30, 2014

oneplus one aa hands on (31 of 33)Now that the OnePlus One has beenĀ revealed in all its glory, the next question people are asking is, “when can I get one?” OnePlus’ original production plan penciled the international availability of the OnePlus One for Q2 2014. Now Q2 is a three month period and could mean April, May or June. April is all but over so the question is when in Q2 will the OnePlus One be available in large numbers. According to an official post on the OnePlus One forums, the company is looking to make the device widely available in late June (which just about qualifies as Q2 2014).

The leap from 16GB to 64GB for just $50 is very tempting.

It seems that although OnePlus hoped the One would be in demand, itĀ didn’t anticipateĀ just quite how popular the device was going to be. As a result the company has been “frantically adjusting” its production schedule to ensure it can get the device into the hands of its potential customers. It also seems that the 64GB Sandstone Black version of the One is going to be more popular than the 16GB Silk White version.

As a result OnePlus has dramatically increased the productionĀ of the 64GB Sandstone Black model and isĀ only makingĀ the 16GB Silk White model as long as it doesn’t delay the time to market for the 64GB version.

The pricing of theĀ 64GB Sandstone Black model is a crucial factor behind the forecasted demand. At just $349/ā‚¬299/Ā£269Ā the OnePlus One is much cheaper than the 32GB version of the Nexus 5 and comes with double the internal storage. TheĀ 16GB Silk White model is also very well priced at $299/ā‚¬269/Ā£229, but that leap from 16GB to 64GB for just $50/ā‚¬30/Ā£40Ā is very tempting and isĀ increasing the demand for thatĀ model.

OnePlus’ currentĀ schedule is now as follows:

  • 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

 

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Comments

  • Pepik

    I think that your prices for 64GB and 16GB models are switched ;)

  • dagr83

    I think this is a great phone! After a long time of search I’ve finally found a phone I’m satisfied with – Samsung Ativ S!
    If I’m buying a phone now, it would definitely be OnePlus One. Great specs + reasonable price if you compare it with flagship competition. Prices are sky high.

  • Groud Frank

    I wish my girlfriend asked me easy questions like this.

  • NoMoreInviteLeftSorry

    If you get an invite!..

  • Jayfeather787

    I really only need 16 GB of storage (my phone actually only has 1 GB), but the price for 64 GB is so good! Why not get that? That is such a great price, there is no reason not to pay 50 bucks more for 3 times the storage. It’s such a great deal. Man, I want this phone so much.

  • Guest123

    The more interviews by OnePlus execs and CM about this the more worried I get. The latest, CM can’t say much about updates other than they want it on a “rolling update” schedule, which means constant updates, which means users constantly dealing with bugs ā€” that kind of update schedule is for ROM flashaholics, not everyone. However, they have no clue how long it will take to get a major update out ā€” their Oppo partnership device is still on 4.3.

    Not really looking like a device to recommend to just anyone. . .

  • Vincent Goh

    To be honest I think the advertisement has done too much and people (at least I do) start to get frustrated by it. Have I mentioned that smashing your current (flagship) phones is a irrelevant move?

  • Seann N

    Never Settle…… except for stocks availability…!!
    Big whimper on getting your hands on one.
    Realistically, looks like you can only get your hands on one in Q3 Sept at the earliest. By then, there might be other new phones being launched & being available in the market straightaway. Eg Nexus 6.

    • Adam

      By then the 801 is going to be old news, and we will also have MTK running at 2.0 and higher clock getting antutu scores that will blow your mind balls

  • Manuel Cota

    I just bought a Galaxy S5 and after checking out all the coverage you guys have about the One Plus One, i’m thinking of selling the S5 and getting a 64gb model of the one, i really hope it lives up to the hype.

    • Adam

      Then you must be really dumb, you have a much better phone, not a huge brick… what you have is actually a phone not the largest 5.5 inch phone available, if you want the OnePlus you better look at the Find7 it’s a much better device, or simply keep your S5 it’s a much superior phone

      • Kash Gummaraju

        how is the s5 better? Don’t give me the whole 16mp camera, waterproof, and fingerprint sensor. Because the design of the device and the fingerprint sensor are garbage. Plus the OnePlus One beats the S5 in the whole numbers spec game(except the 16mp camera) and also runs CM11S.

        • Manuel Cota

          CM11 is the main reason i want the One, i want to install a custom rom in my S5 but since i got the octa core version i don’t think there will be many options, at least not for a while.

  • Youssef

    Hey, I just want to notice you guys, I’ve found a website which actually gave me a legit code for OnePlus One. I’m spreading the word. You can check it out on https://tinyurl.com/OnePlusInvites !

  • Goblin Shark

    Seriously considering switching carriers to get this phone!

  • Tommy

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