Ahead of its OnePlus 2 launch in under 24 hours’ time, OnePlus has opened invites for its new smartphone and like the OnePlus One, demand looks to be incredible with the new handset living up to the billing of its predecessor.
The company claims that its invite system has been improved since the first handset last year with 30 to 50 times’ more inventory at launch and it may need them as on the reservation list for invites, the company has hit over 230,000 registrations in 24 hours. Based on some feverish refreshing of the page, the company has made it seem that they are receiving around 300 reservations every minute and the number seems to be rising; in the time it took to write this post, the reservation list swelled from 226,000 to 235,000 people.
According to the company, this is just a reservation list to have the chance to get an invite if any are left unused; think of it as a waiting list for the invite system. Like the OnePlus One, the quickest way to get an invite to buy the new handset is to ask someone who has bought one as they’ll be able to share an invite, although invites won’t be available straight away.
The OnePlus 2 is set to be the 2016 flagship killer with future proofed specs that are rumoured to include a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB RAM, with the OnePlus 2 one of the only handsets to offer 4GB RAM. Also expected to be onboard is a 13MP rear camera with laser autofocus and f/2.0 aperture and a home button beneath the display that sports a fingerprint sensor like the Samsung Galaxy S6.
There’s just a few short hours until the OnePlus 2 is announced and we’ll be there bringing you our hands on and all the information as it happens. Are you going to register for an invite or does the handset not appeal to you? Let us know your views in the comments below!