We’ve got disappointing news for those patiently waiting for their OnePlus One smartphones to reach their doorsteps – The company has announced that they’re experiencing yet another delay and shipments will be late by 20 days. Only customers in the US and Europe seem to have been affected. So shipments to China should be on schedule.
A thread on the company’s official forums highlights the problem stating that the delay was caused by small issues which have collectively pushed shipments back by 20 days. The main reason for these minor setbacks is due to the company not leaving ‘enough leeway.’ Invites for the OnePlus One were also sent before stock could arrive at warehouses.
On the upside, the small issues have been worked around and future shipments should be on schedule. The company notes that the Europe and US warehouses will commence deliveries from next week and it plans to get tracking numbers out for all customers before July 9. Along with an apology for the delay, the OEM also states that they will provide full refunds to those who prefer not waiting any longer for the smartphone.
The previous delays were due to security issues with the software. The handset is one of the most affordable devices on the market to offer flagship-class specs. At $199 for the 16GB model, it’s even cheaper than Google’s Nexus 5. Also, the phone is the first to come with a custom version of CyanogenMod dubbed 11S.
Here are key features of the OnePlus One:
– Android 4.4.2 KitKat
– 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 SOC
– 5.5-inch 1080p display
– 3GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage
– 13MP rear camera, 5MP front snapper
– 3100mAh battery
While it’s really tough to score an invite for the OnePlus One, there are other ways of getting your hands on the flagship killer, but it’ll cost you a premium amount. More details here.