In an AMA session on Reddit, the company said that it will launch a pre-orders system sometime in October.
There's no question that the OnePlus One is a great Android phone. It's low-priced when compared to other top-of-the-line Android phones, and it doesn't compromise on features, too. But the company's gimmicky invite system has been a disappointment for many eager buyers.
Whilst many praised the technology startup for coming up with a cool way to sell its phone, others found it a hassle to wait for months just to get an invite. Some of them even ended up buying the Nexus 5 and LG's flagship G3 instead. Now OnePlus is planning to end the invite-only system.
We are working on a pre-orders system, we were initially aiming for September but it's been slightly delayed, hopefully we'll be ready to launch it in October.
In an AMA session on Reddit, the company said that it will launch a pre-orders system sometime in October. OnePlus originally wanted to release the pre-order system this month, but the schedule has been delayed. This could backfire. As you know, September is a big month for mobile phones.
Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhones next week. Giant Android phone manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and Sony are also expected to announce their flagship devices at IFA in Berlin. Do you think that OnePlus has missed the window of opportunity? We'll see what happens in October.