It’s already been confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will use an invitation system for buying the phone, just like the OnePlus One before it. However, OnePlus says it’s got a “new and improved” invite system this time around.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei today detailed a few ways in which his company has tried to make its invite system for the OnePlus 2 better than last year’s implementation. For example, now that the OnePlus One “did a bit better” than OnePlus thought it would, the firm is now more confident in itself. This results in about 30 to 50 times more launch inventory of the OnePlus 2 at launch, which should make it easier to score an invitation to buy one.
For those that don’t have the time to do things like wait around in forums or keep watch on social media for an invitation, OnePlus plans to use a reservation list that’ll send you an invite as soon as they become available. Pei says that OnePlus will prioritize its early forum supporters in the reservation list.
Finally, OnePlus will send shareable invites much faster than in the past. When you actually get to buy the OnePlus 2, you’ll receive invitations to send to your friends so that they can buy the phone, too. Pei says that those invites will be sent much quicker.
OnePlus’s invitation system isn’t exactly the most-loved thing in mobile, as many folks wish that they could just enter their credit card info on launch day and buy the thing. That’s not going to be the case with the OnePlus 2, but with more launch inventory than was available with the OnePlus One, hopefully more folks will be able to score a unit on day one or shortly thereafter.
The OnePlus 2 will make its debut on July 27.