OnePlus 2 Goes On Sale Today Via Amazon.in
The self-proclaimed Flagship Killer of 2016, OnePlus 2, is now available for purchase in India via Amazon.in from 4pm IST today, as announced in their blog. As people following the OnePlus 2 are no doubt aware you still need an invite to purchase the phone from Amazon, with the first batch of invites scheduled to roll out today. The invites will be prioritized for early supporters, specifically including registrants at pop-up stores and fan meets as well as early forum members, early purchasers, and the “most active OnePlus One invite evangelists.” – Next in line for invites will be the winners from contests and other promotional activity held by OnePlus.
If you do not belong to the categories mentioned above, OnePlus still cares about you. For the people who simply want to buy the phone, there is the reservation list. All you have to do is enter your email address and wait. The line moves forward on a first come first serve basis, and you can jump the queue if you get more people to add their names in the reservation list. Or you could run scripts to do the jumping for you. Either way, the reservation list currently stands at an approx 3.5 million at the time of writing, so be prepared to wait for a while.
Sadly, for users in North America, the wait keeps getting longer. Shipments to the USA and Canada have been delayed due to production schedules, and as such, OnePlus fans in these areas will receive their OnePlus 2 two to three weeks after shipments commence for Europe. The silver lining to this news is that fans can still receive and claim invites, i.e. make their purchase for the OnePlus 2 in these areas.
To recap, the OnePlus 2 will be priced at Rs. 24,999 ($390 at current exchange rate) in India for the 64GB storage variant. The 16GB variant, priced at Rs. 22,999 ($360), will be available for sale later in the year. International price for the 64GB variant is $389, while the 16GB variant would cost you $329.
We hope that OnePlus does indeed stand true to its promise of making more invites available overall, and that purchasing the OnePlus 2 remains a smooth and pleasurable experience.
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