Reservations for the OnePlus 2 have apparently hit a rather astonishing 5 million sign-ups since the handset was launched earlier in the year. Although as I’m sure those sitting in the waiting list will know, the small smartphone company isn’t hitting those sort of production numbers, but the company wants to start making a dent in these reservations.
Given the numbers involved and the already long wait times, OnePlus has decided to close access to its reservation list for new entries next week. Potential customers who are already in the queue will then receive their invite based on where they are in the list chronologically. Furthermore, reservation numbers will be locked in place after October 22nd as well.
In case you weren’t aware, those already in the list are able to jump up a few places by sharing invites with other people. Of course, this has the added side effecting of pushing others back places too, so we can probably expect a mad rush of sharing in the last few days.
As the reservation list will close in one weeks’ time, those looking to get their hands on a OnePlus 2 invite after that date will have to rely on the old fashion way of receiving one from friends or asking online for one. Customers who purchase their new smartphone through oneplus.net will receive shareable invites in the near future, so hopefully availability won’t be an issue.
OnePlus also says that it will be giving away thousands of invites through its social media channels, so those might be worth keeping an eye on too.