To mark its entry of tenth weeks, OnePlus announced No-Invitation sales today, for the companies killer flagship smartphone OnePlus One. The sale began at 10AM and it went out of stock in half an hour time on the e-retail store Amazon. Adopting the sales method of Xiaomi, Yu, OnePlus has announced that it will conduct Non-invite sale on Feb 11. OnePlus hasn't mentioned the number of unit made available for today's sale on the e-retail store.
Basically, to buy the OnePlus One device, user must have an invitation from the company, or from the friends who has it. Any how today, this process is not required to make avail of this device. Moreover, OnePlus received positive feedback with its One smartphone, last year, by selling nearly 1 million handsets by the end of 2014.
OnePlus One is powered by Qualcomm's one of the latest SoC Snapdragon 801 with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs, which is also used in Sony and Samsung in their respective flagship devices. Further, coupled with 3GB of RAM, OnePlus One runs on CyanogenMod 11S OS based on Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform.
Also, it features a 5.5-inch Full HD display offering a resolution of 1920 ×1080 pixels slapped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on it. On the imaging front the handset is pretty equipped, as it uses a 13MP rear camera with Sony's IMX214 stacked sensor with 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash 4K video recording. Moreover, a 5MP front-facing snapper with f/2.0 aperture is also a standard one.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and NFC. It should be noted that the LTE variant of the device works with bands 1/3/4/7/17/38/40 and 3G model works in bands 1/2/4/5/8. Dimension-wise, the smartphone measures 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs 162 grams, further it draws energy from a heavy 3100 mAh battery.
OnePlus has built a customOS called Oxygen for Indian users and is all set to roll out its next update based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.