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OnePlus co-founder says "aggressive" OnePlus 2 invite rollout will begin next weekend
After racking up over 4.3 million interested buyers and selling roughly 30,000 units in China in just over one minute, there’s no doubt that the OnePlus 2 is a popular smartphone. Unfortunately for the millions of folks interested in the new device, OnePlus has been running into some issues as of late. A few weeks ago the company told us that the OnePlus 2 is being delayed 2-3 weeks for North American buyers, which of course let down many fans hoping to try out the new flagship. But if you’re one of those people that’s still waiting in line for an invitation, you may not have to wait much longer.
According to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, although the company was set back by almost one full month, OnePlus is planning to unleash its “aggressive” invite rollout sometime next weekend. We’re not exactly sure how quickly the company will be able to handle over 4 million customer reservations, but this is still a step in the right direction.
Apologies for the wait. We were set back by almost a month, but finally our aggressive invite rollout starts next weekend. Pretty stoked. ?— Carl Pei (@getpeid) August 27, 2015
To clarify, the company is launching its invitation rollout next weekend, not this weekend. We’re not sure of the exact date, but odds are invites will start rolling out Friday, September 4th or Saturday, September 5th. Of course, we’ll be sure to let you know once we hear invites are making their way to users.
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Are you still interested in purchasing a OnePlus 2? If not, did the invite system have anything to do with your decision? We’d like to know what you think!