OnePlus 3 to be Launched on June 14, Invite-Free
The OnePlus 3 has been leaked over and over again by now, and we just about know everything there is to the device. The 6GB RAM totting variant also made it through TENAA, so we can hope for a very good package overall.
The final pieces of information flowing in before the launch of the device is the launch date itself. While previously restricted to unsubstantiated murmurings in the tech circles, it is now officially confirmed that the OnePlus 3 will launch on June 14, 2016. The OnePlus 3 launch event, just like that of the OnePlus 2 before it, will be held in Virtual Reality this year. The VR stream will begin at 4.30 pm UTC/GMT, or 12.30 pm Eastern Time.
Perhaps the most interesting piece of information flowing in today is that the OnePlus 3 will be released and made available for sale Invite-free. Unlike previous devices from OnePlus which kept up with the tradition of much-hated invites, the OnePlus 3 thankfully abandons it completely. This means that you can purchase the device from its date of sales without jumping through the hassles of invites, invite giveaways, or invite competitions.
“With the OnePlus 3, we’re officially saying goodbye to invites. It’s a big step for us as a company, our fans, and fellow tech enthusiasts. After sending out millions of invites over the past two years, it’s hard to not think back to the early days and how far we’ve come. We’re proud to have reached a point where we feel confident in making our new device available without invites from day one.”
Along with this, OnePlus’s recent partnership with Amazon in the UK coupled with the invite-free sales should theoretically make the OnePlus 3 much more easy to access. We do have a tiny bit of apprehension of OnePlus pulling it off with zero hitches, but an invite-free sales method is still plenty good news. The OnePlus 3 will go on sale during the first two hours of the VR Launch event to provide the audience a chance to participate in a “global VR shopping experience”. Post the event, sales of the device will begin on OnePlus.net at 3 pm Eastern Time or 7 pm GMT/UTC. Download The Loop app to catch the launch event live. Whether you love OnePlus or hate them, there is one less point to complain about with the OnePlus 3. We hope the company manages to address all other remaining issues and complaints prior to the device launch.
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