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  1. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    It looks like those without an invite will be able to get their hands on One in June:
    The bad news for all the early invitees and phone smashers is that they will only be able to get the white 16GB model.

    Source: OnePlus forum

    The whole post is worth reading for those interested.

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  2. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    It looks like the Sandstone Black 64GB models have been moved up a couple weeks.
    Source: OnePlus forum
  3. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid. Guide

    Great to see that they are responding to market demand, and given the price points it's no surprise everyone wants to buy the 64GB version of the OnePlus One.
  4. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    For those price points, 32 & 64GB makes more sense to me. Then they'd have more demand for the white version.
  5. zipred

    zipred Well-Known Member

    I agree, it seems that if they equipped the white phone with 32GB instead of 16GB they'd sell more total units. The 16GB version is just too small.

    It'll be interesting to see how this launch plays out.
  6. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    By David at OnePlus on reddit:
    ...and eBay.
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    IMO the 16GB would have been OK if the phone had removable SD storage. Somewhat to put all my songs, podcasts, photos and videos. Not having expandable and removable storage I think is rather unusual for a Chinese phone, most devices here have SD. The Oppo Find 7 takes an SD, however its predecessor the Find 5 did not.
  8. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    To defend themselves against criticism concerning availability and the invite system, OnePlus has put out this graphic:[​IMG]

    There will always be leadtime.
  9. badutahboy

    badutahboy Well-Known Member

    That's exactly how I feel about things. And if we drop the fastest and slowest releases shown, the average lead time is 64.75 days. That means in order to meet that average, the One+ One needs to be widely available (available could potentially mean backordered, as many of the devices shown were on launch date) by June 27.
  10. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Puts things in perspective, doesn't it.
  11. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    But there will always be data selection too, especially when a marketing department are involved. The Moto X European release was a hangover of the "old Moto" (pre-Google) way of working, where European releases were commonly 6 months or more after US - a big part of why Moto died in Europe (the G has been changing that). So including that was an extreme example. Conversely they omitted the HTC M8, which was available very shortly after launch here. So removing the X and adding the M8 would change the average significantly. By picking different examples you could make the average shorter or longer as desired (the G Flex looks carefully chosen too - far from a mainstream handset and second-longest).

    That said some delay between announcement and availability is common enough. I find the shenanigans of the "phone smash" and "invites" more offputting than the delay.
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  12. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member

    they actually did address the m8 release in the same thread as the graphic saying that HTC held off their unveiling an extra month. oneplus really couldn't do that as they were already getting many complaints on their forums prior to their reveal date on no one knowing what the phone looked like.

    smash winners will be receiving new final version phones to replace the phones they got free of charge along with the actual packaging.
  13. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    You beat me to the punch.

    And lets not forget that HTC leaked every detail about the M8 in the months prior to its announcement making the "official" announcement date one day prior to availability a little less relevant to the discussion. All devices leak some before announcement; the M8 leaked like an open fire hydrant.

    Regardless of what info OnePlus chose to put out there, their point is valid. All phones require leadtime from order to delivery, and all manufacturers must decide when to announce/leak a product's details relative to it's availability. OnePlus is doing nothing different than anyone else in that regard, except for the controversial invite system.

  14. confed

    confed Well-Known Member

    Just to be clear about the "phone smash"
  15. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Invites rolling out now:
  16. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

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  17. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Yup. I just read that here:

    OnePlus One delayed yet again due to software issues | Phandroid


    I wonder what the deal is. Are they trying to ship with 4.4.3? Why would that be necessary? All the major manufactures launch phones behind the latest release of Android and with software that isn't perfect.
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  18. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile, some smaller retailers start selling the device in Europe:
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  19. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Here is the reason for the delay:
    Source, via

    So it's not a problem with CyanogenMod as some have been suggesting.


    One more quote from reddit:
    Here's the email they are sending out to buyers:
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  20. SAL8116

    SAL8116 Well-Known Member

    The hype that OPO has created has turned to anger. Their forums are almost unreadable. The mod team there is horrible are corralling the trolls and various spam threads.

    They really screwed this release. I'm considering getting a Note 3.
  21. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member

    they're still on target to make invites easy to come by at the end of this month.

    if they don't make that deadline, there will be hell to pay.
  22. badutahboy

    badutahboy Well-Known Member

    True that. From where I'm sitting, they gave themselves a deadline when they posted the lead time of various phones. If theirs isn't available by June 25, they've shown that they can't hang with their competition in regard to bringing a phone to market in a reasonable timeframe. If that's the case, why would we trust that they can match quality, customer service or other aspects of the experience?
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  23. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    They got some serious problems here. It's now June and is still not available. It's becoming like another JooJoo tablet debacle.
  24. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member

    the company stated end of june for supply to meet demand.

    we're not at that point yet.
  25. SAL8116

    SAL8116 Well-Known Member

    True, but will they still be able to meet that demand now with the delay? They're very quiet up until last night when I last logged in over there. I'm giving them till a little after July 4th, if nothing I'll looking into the Note 3.

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