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OnePlus One now available without invite for 72 hours

OnePlus has just announced its hard-to-bag flagship smartphone will be available to buy without an invite for 72 hours.

This means that those who’ve been waiting an eternity to snap up the OnePlus One but couldn’t get an invite will now have a rare change to buy the handset.

It’s the longest period of time OnePlus has ever made the blower available to buy straight out, with previous attempts at free and open floggery limited to a single hour.

OnePlus has seen plenty of public criticism for its invite-only retail system that has meant that many who wanted to buy the phone simply couldn’t.

The fledgling smartphone manufacturer defended its quirky purchase process by claiming it helps the firm control its supply and demand, ensuring it doesn’t get bogged down with more orders than it can handle.

The OnePlus One is now available to buy from the company’s website in two different variants.

The Silk White version comes with 16GB of built-in storage and costs a very budget-friendly £229.

Sandstone Black, meanwhile, proffers a more substantial 64GB storage capacity and a price tag of £269.

At those prices, you’d be forgiven for expecting a fairly middle-of-the-road handset, but that’s not the OnePlus modus operandi.

Instead you’ll find a 5.5-inch smartphone with an IPS display, a Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked a 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, and an Android OS running a CyanogenMod ROM.

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