With so much of smartphone news dominated by rumors and hearsay, it’s refreshing when the companies involved step up and candidly share their plans with us. All too often, when we’re discussing availability for some just-launched new model, it’s a tale of “prices, dates, and carriers will be confirmed in the future.” When OnePlus held its grand One unveiling last month, it was quick to follow up with specifics about the phone’s release, much to our pleasure; the company explained which hardware options would be available, and when. But now it’s already switching things up, modifying those plans in a way that we think will be quite well-received.
The story as we got it last month was that the 16GB One would arrive sometime in May, and that the 64GB version would land in early June – OnePlus specifically mentioned how strong interest was in that 64GB model, and that it was correspondingly upping its production order.
Today the company posts an update to those plans, explaining that 64GB One is seeing so much popularity that it’s getting bumped up on the schedule. Now, the 64GB One will be available for purchase as soon as late May, and those 16GB models would come out at some later date – presumably in June.
OnePlus still has a lot of proving itself to do, but how nice is it to see a smartphone manufacturer really listening to its user base like this?