With devices like the ZTE Axon and Motorola Moto X Style, OnePlus’ competition in the “flagship specs, killer price” segment is fiercer than ever before. Despite this, things are actually looking really good for the flagship killer so far.
Not only did the OP2 manage to sell 30k units in China (where invites aren’t required) in just slightly over a minute, they also currently have about two million people waiting in line for a chance to buy a handset. Of course, all this demand won’t be easy to keep up with, and that’s why OnePlus has now announced that it will be delaying shipment to North American consumers.
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Those with the first batch of invite codes were supposed to be able to start ordering phones tomorrow, August 11th. While the codes will still work and you’ll still be able to buy, OnePlus says you can expect shipping to the US and Canada to “commence 2-3 weeks after shipments to Europe”. Providing European shipments start right away, that means you’re probably looking at about a half to a full month before the OP2 hits.
For those that planned on buying a OP2 right away with an invite, does this at all change your plans? Or are you more than willing to wait a bit longer for what looks to be one of the best affordable smartphones on the market?