The highly-rated OnePlus One phone will briefly be available for pre-order again next week, but only for one hour, the company has revealed.
The handset, from upstart manufacturer OnePlus, caused a stir in the smartphone world with its top specs and performance for an affordable price tag.
The device has proved popular, with half a million sales globally, but availability had been limited to invite until it briefly went up for pre-order last month. That window wasn’t without its hitches so OnePlus will try again on Monday November 17, from 4pm-5pm GMT.
“Everything’s better the second time around,” the company joked on the OnePlus blog
“Last month, we launched our pre-order system as a chance to purchase the OnePlus One without an invite, and tens of thousands of fans became new One users. In the end, we experienced some server issues from the surge visitors to our site. Things could have gone better; but it was an invaluable learning experience for our entire team. That’s why we’re back with our second round of pre-orders.”
OnePlus has promised people who purchase the device while it is in stock will see their devices shipped instantly, while others' will be “automatically converted to a pre-order” and be issued with an estimated shipping date. They will not be charged until the handset is on the way.
The company has also promised bundles of accessories can be purchased as a discount.
In a recent TrustedReviews test, we awarded the OnePlus One handset a hugely commendable 9/10 score.
We praised the high quality 5.5-inch 1080p screen, the power offered by the quad-core Snapdragon 801 and the value on offer to consumers at just £229.
Will you be jumping on the OnePlus One during the pre-order window next Monday? Let us know below.