OnePlus One now for sale every Tuesday, no invite needed

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Not only is Tuesday for honoring the Roman god Mars, it’s now the one day you can buy the OnePlus One without an invite.

Beginning at midnight Pacific every Tuesday you can order the 16GB Silk White or 64GB Sandstone Black models directly from OnePlus, no silly invitations needed.

However, if you still like jumping through ridiculous hoops to buy a smartphone, just request an invite the other six days during the week.

OnePlus said it’s “constantly experimenting” with how to best distribute its phone (also calling its invite system "beloved"), so while there is no indication this is a one-time offer you should probably take advantage of the opportunity if you really want one.

Why this matters: We thought the phone was pretty solid in our review, but since then it’s been an interesting road for OnePlus. The company recently built a new custom ROM after a fallout with Cyanogen, apologized for exploding batteries, and continues to tweak its sales strategy. It doesn't give us a ton of confidence, but we'll have a better gauge on their long-term outlook if OnePlus releases a follow-up device and builds a more solid version of their custom Android ROM... or just makes it easier for everyday folks to buy one of the phones.

This story, "OnePlus One now for sale every Tuesday, no invite needed" was originally published by Greenbot.

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