A few days ago OnePlus released details about the production schedule for its newly unveiled phone, the OnePlus One. The company originally planned for international availability by late June, and this is still on track, however with some tweaks. The OnePlus One comes in two models, the 16GB Silk White version and the 64GB Sandstone Black version. Due to the demand for the 64GB version, OnePlus has dramatically increased the number of 64GB Sandstone Black models it is making. The result is that it will only produce the 16GB variant when it doesn’t delay the time to market for the 64GB model.
Originally the company had planned a production run of 16GB models which would be available in late May, however the revised production schedule has scrapped the initial batch of 16GB units altogether, in favor of more 64GB units.
That means that the current production schedule looks like this:
- Late May to early June – Larger batch of 64GB Sandstone Black
- Later in June – Increased general availability
The reason the 64GB version is proving to be so popular is its price, at just $349/€299/£269 the 64GB OnePlus One is much cheaper than the 32GB version of the Nexus 5 and comes with double the internal storage. The 16GB Silk White model is also very well priced at $299/€269/£229. But it looks like consumers are eager to get their hands on the 64GB version which increases the internal storage by some 48GB, for only an extra $50/€30/£40.
According to a quick poll Android Authority conducted, over 90% of those who specified a preference said they would get the 64GB version of the OnePlus One, rather than the 16GB version.