The OnePlus 2 invite system went live a couple of days ahead of the phone’s launch in late July, and as scheduled, OnePlus has announced that the smartphone will go on sale via Amazon India on Tuesday.
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Announcing the availability in a blog post, OnePlus said India is “one of the first markets to launch the OnePlus 2.” Starting 4pm IST on Tuesday, users with India-specific invites will be able to purchase OnePlus 2 smartphones on Amazon India after claiming them on the OnePlus site. The company added that the first batch of invites will start rolling out from Tuesday itself.
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The company added that its most fervent supporters will be prioritised. Till date, over 3.5 million people have signed up for the reservation list. To note, only the 64GB variant of the OnePlus 2, priced at Rs. 24,999, will be made available at this stage, with the 16GB variant priced at Rs. 22,999 only due later this year.
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While OnePlus is right on schedule with the India launch of the OnePlus 2, the company is facing delaysin North America due to “production schedules”. While US and Canada users will still be able to claim their invites and make their purchase from Tuesday onwards, actual shipments of smartphones have been delayed, and will only commence 2-3 weeks after shipments to Europe. The company in its forum post about the delay said, “We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. Although some fans may be disappointed to hear this news, we would rather be transparent about the situation.”