Keep in mind these aren’t actual pre-orders — nobody is dishing out actual money yet. These are just people waiting for the chance to possibly get an invite on the off chance that some become available for “special cases.” Whether these people would sit on an invite, sell it off, or buy the phone remains to be seen. As far as whether or not OnePlus can keep up with such seemingly high demand, this year OnePlus says they’ll have much more stock than they did last year, so hopefully you wont be waiting forever to snag a OnePlus 2 invite for yourself.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei mentioned in an interview with Greenbot that last year they became “arrogant,” ordering too many units that they recently had to sell back to suppliers at a discount. With the recent discovery that the OnePlus 2 is one of the few smartphones available that doesn’t offer NFC or fast charging, we’re sure these could be major deal breakers for some. Let’s hope they don’t make the same mistakes this time around, while still getting invites out to those who really want it.
OnePlus offers signups the chance at getting bumped up in the queue for anyone signing up using their personalized link.