OnePlus One release date tipped for June following competition period

OnePlus One release date tipped for June following competition period

OnePlus has announced the OnePlus One public release date for mid-June.

If you don’t feel like smashing your smartphone to enter the OnePlus contest and win one of 100 of the phones, all you have to do is wait until June for it to be available for purchase.

OnePlus announced general availability for its first smartphone in a blog post, which also revealed that OnePlus’ version availability will be staggered.

“After our product announcement, we realized that a lot more people wanted the One than we originally anticipated. Over the past few days, we’ve been feverishly adjusting our production schedule to ensure that as many people as possible can buy the One as quickly as possible,” OnePlus’ Carl said in a forum post.

The OnePlus One Silk White 16GB version will be available for the first batch of invitees from mid to late May, with a larger batch of 64GB Sandstone Black models coming in early June.

There will be a slew of other OnePlus One models later in June, and the company states, “People who want it should be able to get an invite in June without much trouble.”

The OnePlus One is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and 3GB of RAM.

It sports a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display and a 13-megapixel rear camera complemented by a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper.

The 16GB model costs £229, but the 64GB model is just £269, which is considerably cheaper than flagship alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.

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