OnePlus 2
OnePlus 2 now available internationally without invites, via Chinese e-tailer IBTimes UK

Chinese brand OnePlus, which recently launched the next-gen OnePlus 2, has made it mandatory for prospective buyers to go through a revamped invite system to procure the handset.

However, prospective buyers of OnePlus 2 can now purchase the smartphone without having to wait to obtain an invite, via a Chinese third-party e-tailer OppoMart.

OppoMart has opened purchase for OnePlus 2, and has priced the smartphone at $359. It claims to ship the handset throughout the world.

Prospective buyers get to order only the 64GB Sandstone Black variant of OnePlus 2 which requires shelling out an additional $100 apart from the $359 (£232) selling price of the smartphone. This takes the total price of OnePlus 2 to $459 (£296).

According to an AndroidAuthority report, OppoMart is offering the Chinese variant of OnePlus 2, which means that those ordering the smartphone from countries outside of China can expect a few compatibility issues, especially with regard to LTE connectivity.

As per Oppomart, OnePlus 2 (listed on the site) supports the following connectivity bands:

  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz ,
  • WCDMA: Bands: 850/900/1900/2100MHz,
  • LTE FDD: Bands: 2100/1800/2600MHz

Potential buyers of the smartphone could check the LTE connectivity bands offered in their geographical region before ordering OnePlus 2 through OppoMart.

Key technical specifications of OnePlus 2

  • 5.5in display, enclosed in the newer Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system, out of the box
  • 1.8 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 CPUs within a Snapdragon 810 SoC
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 16GB/64GB fixed internal storage variants
  • LTE, HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 2.0 and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed 3,300 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery

To officially obtain invites, buyers can navigate to OnePlus' web-portal and register with email ids on the reservation list, or check out social forums.