When it launched last year, Chinese manufacturer OnePlus received a lot of support from its customers despite being a newcomer to the market and one year later, the OnePlus 2 looks set to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps.
For customers around the world, the company sells the OnePlus 2 in the same way the OnePlus One was and as a result, you need to wait for an invite to buy before you can actually buy the handset. The company does this to preserve its inventory but it usually means you need to wait for an invite to become available – or you hack the system to jump 300,000 places in the queue – unless you live in China of course.
[related_videos align=”right” title=”OnePlus 2 in video:” type=”custom” videos=”630400,629200,629182,629181″]In its homeland, OnePlus offers the OnePlus 2 to anyone who wants to buy one direct from its website, with no invite system needed and it gives us a glimpse of what the company could be like if it adopted more traditional marketing and sales tactics around the world. The company has revealed that it managed to sell 30,000 units of its new flagship in just 64 seconds after the handset was made available on its Chinese online store.
The figures also indicate that OnePlus is struggling to keep up with demand for the handset but OnePlus did say that production capacity is constantly being increased and more inventory will be available to buy soon. The company also went on to add that a second batch of handsets will be available to buy via OnePlus’ online store starting August 11th so if you missed out this time, you’ll want to be quick when it goes on sale again.