OnePlus is still very much a startup smartphone maker, but it’s beginning to act like a larger OEM. The company recently opened up OnePlus One orders to all, suggesting that it finally has enough supply to meet all of the demand, and now it’s taking another step.
OnePlus on Tuesday announced that it has its very first carrier partner, a company named Maxis that will sell the OnePlus One exclusively in Malaysia. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring the Flagship Killer and a wide range of OnePlus accessories to the region in an unprecedented fashion,” OnePlus said on Tuesday. The device will be sold directly in stores, even with a 1-for-1 device swap promotion, and will include a one-year warranty.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei suggests the carrier partnership may become a trend. ”As we grow, it is increasingly important to work with the right partners who will provide the best experience for our users,” Pei said. “Going offline is a first for us and we’re very happy to have found a solid partner in Maxis with whom we can take our first steps.”
Live in Malaysia? You’ll start to see OnePlus One units in Maxis outlets beginning April 22 in Sandstone Black with 64GB of storage. Customers will also be able to buy it off contract from Maxis.