If you were brave enough to smash your current phone to bits you may be one of the lucky 100 people to already own the OnePlus One, but for the rest of us it could be over a month before the Cyanogen smartphone is available for purchase. In a post on its own forum today, the Chinese company said it hopes to start selling the device to the general public by June.
Next month the OnePlus will be ready to sell 16GB white versions of the new phone to anyone with an invitation. By early June a larger batch of 64GB black handsets, which the company says is the most desired model, will be available to purchase. Finally, in mid-to-late June we should see general availability for all OnePlus One variants.
OnePlus always planned to limit the number of devices available at launch, but the company says it was caught off guard by overwhelming interest in the new smartphone. “After our product announcement we realized that far more people wanted the One than what we originally anticipated,” the company said. “Over the past few days, we have been frantically adjusting our production schedule to make sure that as many people possible can buy the One, as soon as possible.”
The OnePlus One offers high-end specs including a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 3100mAh battery, Cyanogen-based software and more for just $299 off-contract. We can’t wait to get on hands on this smartphone, and if you can’t stand the wait either your best bet is to somehow score an early invitation. Otherwise you won’t have a chance to buy the OnePlus One until June.