The China-based smartphone manufacturer sent out invites last week for an event on April 20, and speculation mounted that this could be the big unveil for its follow-up phone — the OnePlus Two. However, the big news to emerge thus far has been that the One, the company’s only device to date, is now freely available to buy any time.
OnePlus has made headlines over the past year or so for the One, a premium-spec low-price Android device. Costing $299/$349 (16GB/64GB), it promised good things but it hasn’t been easy to acquire one of the phones, with OnePlus adopting an invite-only system. The company would give out invites through promotions, and those who purchased a handset could then give out invites to their friends, and so on.