Believe it or not, if you want to get your hands on a OnePlus smartphone you still need to have an invite ready. The OnePlus 2 “flagship killer” may be readily available to just about anyone willing to shell out between $349 and $399 on it, but its younger sibling, the more affordable OnePlus X which was introduced last month, can only be purchased with an invite.
In other words, it is much easier to buy a flagship-grade smartphone, that costs at least $100 more, than it is to get a mid-ranger. Quite puzzling, isn’t it? That said, if you are interested in OnePlus X, and don’t have an invite, it is now possible to purchase the device without any of the usual drama on Tuesdays.
OnePlus has announced on Twitter that OnePlus X will be available every Tuesday, starting December 15, without an invite, with the so-called “open sales” kicking off at 4pm PT for US and 16:00 CET for Europe.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) December 14, 2015
The device can be had for $249, with optional accidental damage insurance available starting at $20 for a 12-month coverage. OnePlus also sells cases for the device, which cost $19.99 or $24.99 depending on the model that you choose.
Among the highlights of OnePlus X are: 5-inch AMOLED FullHD display, 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 13 MP camera on the back, microSD card slot, dual-SIM support, 2,525 mAh battery, and the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based OxygenOS.