OnePlus One sales will be invite-only

In an unusual way the OnePlus One will be moderated by an invite system, which means you won’t be able to just head over to the company’s website and order one, but you will have to be issued an invitation first.

Invites will be made available through contests, on the OnePlus forums, it hasn’t started distributing yet, and promises more news next week on launch day.

OnePlus says that this decision is a compromise between delaying the start of sales altogether, forcing shoppers to place pre-orders and sit around twiddling their thumbs, and having shoppers scrambling to get an order in once a new batch becomes available. Instead, OnePlus will make invites available gradually, and once you get one you can place your order straight away, no pre-orders needed.