The very first OnePlus 2 open sales happened on Monday! For three one-hour time slots, users around the world could purchase the OnePlus 2 without an invite. Although we ran into some technical issues with our servers, we extended the sales for each region, and are continually sending out invites to compensate some of our fans who had trouble completing their orders.
In an initiative to help those without close access to reliable healthcare, we are now working with Hope Phones, a non-profit organization that distributes used smartphones to doctors, nurses, and patients in remote areas. That’s why we’re asking for you to #TakeTheEdgeOff and trade in your Samsung handsets for a brand-new OnePlus 2 on us! Your old smartphone will be used by Hope Phones to help someone in need. If you’re interested, simply use #TakeTheEdgeOff on social media and follow these steps to enter. This event will close on Sunday (October 18) and the winners will be chosen on Monday!
Our CEO Pete headed to India to speak at the Economic Times Startup Awards and later announced that OnePlus will begin manufacturing in the country by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Carl and Steven spent this week in Israel, one of our fastest growing fan bases. On Monday, they hosted a fan meetup at a cool rooftop bar Tel Aviv. They met over 50 fans of all ages and backgrounds, Carl signed some fans’ phones and answered a lot of challenging questions. They can’t wait to go back there! We’ve also launched a brand new OnePlus Israel page – check it out. And don’t forget to follow the new Facebook page for Israel updates.
The design aficionados and appreciators of aesthetically-pleasing things at Hypebeast just released their review of the OnePlus 2. Find out what they think about the looks and performance of our latest flagship.
And just in case you missed it, our new Type-C Cable is available in our store at cost (and in two different lengths!). They’re perfect for keeping spares in your car, office, private jet, or whatever. Check out the video to see what sets it apart from the competition:
Major PSA: The OnePlus 2 reservation list is closing on October 22, so be sure to sign up if you haven’t already! For more information on what this means for you and your future invites, check this forum post.
Oh, and if you found this update to be too informative and not funny enough, there’s an alternative one made by our forum members. Indeed.