Riding on the success of the original ‘flagship killer’ One Plus One ,I naturally expected the One Plus 2 to be eve more of a resounding success. But the Hong Kong-based start-up’s registration figures have surpassed all expectations; the invite page has received a whopping 2 million and counting registrations in just a week after it’s launch at a virtual reality event last week.
The company took to Twitter to share the news with their fans. @oneplus posted, “Over 2 MILLION reservations for the #OnePlus2. Thank you for your overwhelming support!” along with a screenshot of the company’s invite page. The number of people in the waiting line was already nearing a million after just two days of opening up registrations.
The lucky few will start receiving the invites for the 4 GB / 64 GB version from the 11th of this month onwards. The 3 GB / 16 GB version will reportedly be made available later for $329. Reservations had opened on July 30th and the phone had reached a million registrations within a mere 72 hours itself.
The phone itself has received praise for it’s ability to provide high-end specs at cut-throat prices. In case you have been living under the rock, let me just mention the specs: a 5.5 inch Full HD 1080p display powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor along with 4GB of RAM and a whopping 3,300 mAh battery life.
It comes with an improved 13 megapixel camera at the back with 1.3 micron sensor promising better low-light performance, f/2.0 aperture and 4K video recording support. There is also optical image stabilization (OIS) and laser auto focus and is one of the first mainstream smartphones to support microUSB 2.0 Type-C connectivity, as promised by the start-up earlier.
This development signifies user’s faith in the invite system which had initially drawn a lot of flak from all sides, but it looks like it has worked like a charm from a branding point of view.