OnePlus One to be sold without any invites from now on

You won’t have to beg for an invite in order to lay hands on the OnePlus One, since the company has announced open sales for the smartphone from now on. Well, it was good while it lasted considering that the exclusivity of the invite-based system drummed up a lot of publicity for the handset. After all, who doesn’t want what they can’t have?

The OnePlus One is not the only device to have suddenly stopped playing hard to get. Xiaomi recently announced that it would start selling its products on Amazon and Snapdeal too, instead of restricting itself to Flipkart. Of course, the latter’s decision may have to do with Flipkart’s suicidal decision to go the Myntra route and become mobile app-only within a year.

OnePlus One

Here’s the Amazon link which is offering the OnePlus handset for grabs without an invite. It is available in two color choices of white and black, each having different textures on the exterior. The ‘sandstone black’ smartphone has a very rough back panel and it comes with 64GB onboard storage. You get 16GB of internal memory and a ‘silk-like’ finish with the white version.

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Until April 23, Amazon will also be bundling the OnePlus One with a 50 percent discount on JBL E1+ earphones, a white flip cover and a matte screen protector. Buyers can avail of only one of these offers on the accessories per purchase. Even though the open sales model has been adopted, the maximum number of units that can be bought is restricted to 3 per customer.

OnePlus One Smartphone

OnePlus One specifications list:

– 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD touchscreen
– Android KitKat-based Cyanogen 11S
Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12 released
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor
– Adreno 330 graphics
– 3GB RAM, 64GB/16GB storage
– No microSD card support
– 13MP and 5MP camera
– 3100mAh battery

The OnePlus One carries price tags of Rs 18999 or Rs 21999, depending on whether you want it in 16GB or 64GB, correspondingly.