“We messed up the launch of the OnePlus 2.” That’s what Carl Pei – the co-founder of OnePlus – had to say. In a thread posted on OnePlus’ forums, Pei was very apologetic to everyone who was let down by the OnePlus 2 delay. To make up for this, the young Chinese company’s latest flagship device will be available for purchase without any invite soon, but only for an hour.
Pei explained that there was no excuse for the delay. “We simply messed up again and apologise for that. We don’t plan on making further promises for future launches, and will instead focus on showing the world how we’ve improved through our actions,” he said. He also apologised to OnePlus’ fans, partners, and even the OnePlus team itself.
For only US$389 (about RM1,670), the OnePlus 2 is very well-equipped. It has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 3GB or 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 16GB or 64GB of non-expandable storage, a fingerprint sensor, and a 3,300mAh battery. In the camera department, it has a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus and optical image stablisation, coupled with a 5MP front-facing snapper. Other than that, it also runs on OxygenOS, a near-stock version of Android.
Now, while the one-hour long open sale won’t be available to us (OnePlus doesn’t ship to Malaysia), you can always ship the OnePlus 2 to somewhere the company does. Otherwise, you’d have to wait to get an invitation from Maxis itself. The sale is set to happen sometime this month or in October.
(Source: OnePlus Forums)