OnePlus planning significantly more stock for upcoming OnePlus 2
The OnePlus 2 manufacturer will attempt to not make the same mistakes that caused such tight supplies of the OnePlus One at launch. While the notorious invite system will still be in effect, the invitations themselves are expected to come at a more rapid pace for the highly anticipated successor. In fact, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei promises 50x the inventory of the original OnePlus for the OnePlus 2.
Additionally, Pei announced a reservation list for purchasing the OnePlus 2. Users who are not constantly following OnePlus through social media or the official forums can subscribe to the reservation list for a potential invitation. Users would then receive an email once a unit becomes available for sale.
The launch of the original OnePlus One was quite the bumpy ride. It was akin to the motto of many inexperienced start-ups: loud and unconventional. For example, the slogan "Smash The Past: Destroy your smartphone and win one of 100 OnePlus One smartphones" was used for a brief period. What followed was nothing but annoyed and perplexed customers.
Problems with the invitation system persisted throughout most of 2014 as repeatedly negative headlines flooded the media from disgruntled customers to angry editors. Despite all the criticism, there was no denying that the OnePlus One revamped the smartphone market by proving that users don't have to spend $600 for one of the best Android devices available. The new company motto, "Never Settle", represents a much more mature entity than it was just a few years ago.