OnePlus today announced that you won t need an invite to buy the One anymore. While many will be pleased to see the last of the invite system, this is just until the company launches its next flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 2. Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE 5G new update brings optimisations for overheating, cameras improvementsAlso Read - OnePlus aims to sell 25 million Nord phones by 2023, big plans ahead
While announcing the open sale, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said, This current shift from an invite system to a non-invite system is a big step, one from which we will learn a great deal before the OnePlus 2 launch, with invites, in the third quarter of this year. Also Read - Happy International Friendship Day 2021: Best tech gifts under Rs 2,000
In essence, Pei has reiterated that OnePlus is on track to launch its next flagship in the third quarter of this year. This is not only in line with what Pei has earlier said, but also should be enough to quash all the rumors about the company facing delays. By switching back to the invite system, the company is also ensuring it can keep up with the kind of demand seen when it launched the One last year.
From what we have heard so far, the OnePlus 2 is believed to sport some major changes both in terms of construction and also hardware. Reports have hinted that the flagship will focus on the design and it will employ metal frame as opposed to the polycarbonate on the One.
On the specifications front, it is rumored to be powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor paired with a 3GB RAM, feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 16-megapixel primary snapper, 5-megapixel secondary snapper, and run on Oxygen OS. There are also reports claiming that the forthcoming flagship will be priced slightly higher.