After a rocky first round of pre-orders, OnePlus on Monday reminded folks that they’ll have another opportunity to get the device on Nov. 17. The company didn’t have the smoothest launch last month; immediately after opening pre-orders up, its system buckled under traffic, leading to a lot of disappointed consumers. OnePlus has promised that won’t happen again, and has taken every necessary precaution to ensure potential buyers get exactly what they want.
“Behind the scenes, a lot has changed,” OnePlus said. “What hasn’t changed, however, is the shopping process. Just like last time, you can go here to prepare your cart and shipping and billing information in advance.”
OnePlus is hoping that when pre-orders go live at 16:00 GMT (8am PST, 11am EST), customers will simply need to click a button to complete their order. That’s the plan, at least; in theory, buyers shouldn’t have to spend more than five minutes on OnePlus’s site before getting a confirmation that their purchase went through. OnePlus says that if items are in stock, devices will be shipped out immediately, otherwise it’ll be treated as a pre-order. Your card will only be charged when your order actually ships out.
OnePlus says that if you happen to receive an invite while you’re waiting for your pre-order to process, you can upgrade your order to receive immediate shipping. It’s a little convoluted, but demand for the OnePlus One has been incredibly high even months after launch, and the small company is certainly doing what it can to keep up with customer expectations. Let’s just hope the company can deliver this time around after making so many promises its site will be able to withstand the traffic.
In addition to pre-orders launching next week, OnePlus says accessories can be bundled with orders at steeply discounted prices. If you plan on picking a device up, you can prepare your order now to beat the rush. The pre-order window will only be open for one hour (barring any setbacks), so your best bet would be to get everything ready just in case OnePlus has any issues.