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OnePlus One coming to the masses on October 27

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The OnePlus One is finally going mainstream with general pre-orders for the affordable smartphone to open up next week.

With the innovative Nexus 5 and LG G3 rival having been available exclusively through a restricted, invite-only system until now, the fledgling manufacturer has confirmed it will start accepting OnePlus One pre-orders from October 27.

OnePlus One pre-orders are just around the corner,” the company has stated. “To make things a little easier, you can go ahead and get your order just the way you want it.”

With the 64GB OnePlus One setting wannabe owners back just £229, the phone is something of a steal.

Pairing this wallet-friendly price tag with a collection of high-end specs, the first OnePlus smartphone runs a 5.5-inch 1080p, Full HD IPS display alongside a speedy 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor.

With 3GB of RAM, Google’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and a 13-megapixel rear-mounted camera also thrown into the mix, the OnePlus One rivals phones almost twice as expensive, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z3.

Despite the phone’s restricted availability to date, the handset has proven something of a cult hit.

According to OnePlus’ Global Director, Carl Pei, the handset has been shifting thousands of units per day in the UK alone.

“Just in the UK, the past week, it’s been four figures a day,” Pei said speaking with TrustedReviews recently. “I think it’s a lot more than people think it is.”

Discussing the invite-only sales programme he added: “We didn’t design it to be a sales or marketing thing.

“We did it to control our risk in terms of inventory and to let us scale our customer support together with the company’s sales, but it became a big marketing tool as well.”

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Everlast

October 20, 2014, 4:59 pm

The loop around Samsung's neck is getting tighter with so many cheaper alternatives ...

ElectricSheep

October 20, 2014, 11:27 pm

Lollipop coming?

Fantastic4

October 21, 2014, 12:19 am

I love Android and having competition, but come on, a line has to be drawn somewhere.

We sensible people need to keep our hard earned money away from dirty Chinese companies like One Plus, given that China has stolen, copied, and hacked their way to robbing all the intellectual properties, trade secrets, and military secrets of developed nations.

The Chinese also make up fake sales numbers or distort them to look more successful than they really are. This phone would be a failure if sold on the open market, but they can hide behind the invitation-sales-tactic as a ploy to make it look more attractive than it really is.

The Chinese can not make quality products either, so this invitation-ploy also allows them to spend all their capital on making only a small number of decent phones to fool the media and public into believing that their products will still be decent quality when mass produced.

These cheap Chinese brands are under the control of the Communist government, and a Chinese company even got caught red handed stealing our personal information and sending it to the Communist government.

Not to mention that the Communist PRC is methodically trying to undermine our US dollar as the international currency, and trying to brainwash our generation by establishing dirty Chinese propaganda groups disguised as "educational clubs" under the Confucius Institute.

The Chinese are one of the most immoral, sneakiest, and ruthless people in the world. Our money is better spent elsewhere, and review sites have a moral duty to stop covering dirty Chinese companies.

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