OnePlus has revealed that ahead of Christmas it will offer two of its handsets up for invitation-free purchases - normally you can only buy a OnePlus phone if you have an invitation, either by winning one from a OnePlus competition or forum promotion, or by being invited by a friend who has already bought a OnePlus phone.
The two devices in question are the OnePlus 2 flagship and the OnePlus X - the smaller, lower spec, but "premium" build model in the OnePlus range. As of today, December 15, OnePlus has put the 64GB/4GB RAM OnePlus 2 model up for invite-free sales on its webstore - permanently. Yep, that's right, you'll never need an invite to get a OnePlus 2 again! For our money this would strongly suggest that the rumours of a OnePlus 3 on the way are probably true, so do bear that in mind. This model costs €399 and is available in all back panel finishes.
For the OnePlus X, OnePlus has started a program of open, invite-free sales periods every Tuesday, from December 15, although it hasn't specified how long this practice will continue just yet. The sale time starts at 16:00 CET, which is 15:00 in the UK (GMT). The OnePlus X costs €269