OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X heading to Amazon: UK first, US to follow
OnePlus has made quite a name for itself over the years, not just for creating reasonably high-end devices at relatively low prices, but also for some controversial marketing decisions and its uniquely frustrating invite system. In recent times, OnePlus has been able to move away from their “invite system” for all of its currently sold devices, but OnePlus’ own online store remains the only place to pick up the company’s handsets. This is changing soon, however, as the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X are now on their way to Amazon UK, with Amazon US to follow in the near future.
The official listing in the UK is already posted for the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X is expected to go live soon as well. While it’s pretty easy to get these phones directly from OnePlus, it’s good that customers now have another option, particularly a source as reputed as Amazon.
OnePlus made a splash with the original OnePlus One back in 2014. Offering what OnePlus called a “flagship killer” with CyanogenMod out of the box and great specs with 3 GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 801 paired with a 5.5 inch 1080p display and a very good price at $299-$349. OnePlus then released the OnePlus 2 a year later, offering the same “flagship killer” moniker and with specs that are very respectable including a 5.5 inch 1080p display, 3 or 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 16 or 64 GB of storage. The OnePlus 3 is supposed to arrive next month to take on the current flagship line up on the market. There is no word on whether or not the OnePlus 3 will get the same Amazon availability, however.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see all OnePlus phones arrive via Amazon going forward in addition to OnePlus’ direct sales channel? Share your thoughts down in the comments.