OnePlus 3 is expected to be released later on this month and the company has come in with some great news for the highly anticipated flagship killer.
Ever since the release of OnePlus One, the company has been selling its smartphones through invitations. This meant that in order to buy yourself a new OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X, you had to first of all be invited by another person. This rule loosened a little bit with the release of OnePlus X where customers were allowed to buy the phone invite-free, but only on a single day of each week.
Apparently, this is will be no more as far as OnePlus 3 is concerned. The company will from now henceforth sell its products invite-free.
This is undoubtedly the result of realizing that it is maturing in the smartphone market. Getting rid of the invite system will mean more people will now have access to the next smartphone from the company. With what the company has been coming in with as far as its previous flagships are concerned, this might as well be a beginning of the toughest moments for the likes of Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei and even Apple. This is true because the company’s flagships have previously packed top of the table specs and hardware, but priced as mid-range phones.
According to the report, OnePlus was not prepared to go into flash sales at the time of releasing the OnePlus One – hence the use of the invite system. In addition, the statement notes that the system has helped them determine the amount of demand their products have in the market, hence the decision to drop the system for the upcoming OnePlus 3 and any future products from the company.
OnePlus 3 is set to be launched on June 14. While the company has arranged for some kind of virtual reality store for selling the phone, open sales will begin later on during the day. At the moment, we have no details of the pricing, but since the phone is a flagship, we expect it to pack 2016 flagship specs.