The new method for buying the OnePlus One smartphone may still be inefficient, but it’s far more welcome than the dreaded invite system which the company was using hitherto. This smartphone was made available for pre-order for the first time on October 27, and its second round of pre-orders is all set to commence on November 17.
As was experienced by many users who tried to place their bookings of OnePlus One last month, website errors were a huge part of the whole experience. Hopefully, the company manages to fix them this time around.
It has been announced that this second round of pre-orders for the One smartphone will stay open for a duration of 1 hour. On November 17, the bookings will be thrown open to buyers from 4pm GMT to 5pm GMT.
Interested parties will need to prepare their pre-orders prior to that by visiting this website. They can choose the exact OnePlus device they want, add it to their carts and fill up all the billing and shipping information beforehand to save time when the device is made available.
A short look at the specs of the OnePlus One:
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based CyanogenMod 11S
– Processor: 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front snapper
– Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
– Battery: 3100mAh
Once you’ve managed to pre-order your OnePlus One, you’ll be placed in a queue and provided with a shipping estimate. Although, if you somehow manage to get an invite prior to the device being shipped, you can use it to have it delivered to you immediately. Keep in mind, the smartphone costs $299 (16GB) or $349 (64 GB).