OnePlus, the company behind the brand new CyanogenMod-powered “One” smartphone that starts at just $299, is changing its production plans. The company was originally pushing manufacturing to build the 16GB model of its device as quickly as possible, in an effort to meet unforeseen demand, but it’s now changing production to focus on its more expensive device.
On Tuesday, OnePlus updated an earlier blog post with plans to increase the production of its 64GB model. It’s a move the company probably should have expected earlier, considering the 16GB model is $299 and the 64GB option is just $349; that’s a bargain for the storage upgrade. “After seeing how popular the 64GB version was compared to the 16GB, we have pushed back the production of the 16GB Silk White in favor of getting the 64GB Sandstone Black out quicker,” OnePlus said in a blog post.
The company didn’t say how this will specifically affect its launch plans and didn’t announce an official launch date for the 64GB One, but it did nix the original line on its blog suggesting the 16GB white model will be available in mid-to-late May. Hopefully this means everyone will be able to buy the 64GB option much sooner than originally planned. We know that’s the one we’re eyeing.