Jun 16 AT 1:33 PM Dima Aryeh 9 Comments

Update: OnePlus One up for sale, but with $100 premium and Color OS


How badly do you still want a OnePlus One? Because if you’re willing to shell out some extra cash for this smartphone, you can have it now. Yes, the OnePlus One is finally available for purchase without any silly invites or anything, but it isn’t directly from OnePlus. Instead, it’s available from OppoMart, who is selling the device for $100 more than OnePlus.

The OnePlus One model available from OppoMart is the same 16GB Silk White device that OnePlus has been touting all this time, but instead of CyanogenMod 11S, you get Oppo’s Color OS preloaded. This comes complete with the Google Play Store, so it isn’t that bad, and it can be upgraded to CyanogenMod later. However, Color OS is included because the site says CyanogenMod simply isn’t ready.

The entire point of the OnePlus One is that it’s cheap and you don’t have to settle. However, paying $100 extra and not getting CyanogenMod sounds a bit like settling to me. Will you buy one now or will you wait for OnePlus to officially release it? Or is it long dead anyway? Tell us in the comments!

Update: OnePLus says that these models were destined for the Chinese market. Buying from OppoMart and other such sites means that not only will you not be getting any sort of warranty, but you risk LTE incompatibility. It may be more of a risk than we thought.

Via: Droid-Life, Pocket Now
Source: OppoMart, OnePlus

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Steve Barry

    So they’re selling the 16GB version for $50 more than what the 64GB version should be and with a semi-castrated OS to boot? Hmmm…I think I’ll keep waiting for the ‘official’ one, whenever that happens.

    • Justin

      I think this will be the final nail in the coffin for most people. I was cautiously optimistic about the OPO, but they’ve botched it more than I could’ve possibly imagined

  • Chance

    A true disappointment. Their approach to hacking their product has been stupid, and now with this less than stellar intro, I’ll wait for the Amazon phone or a Firefox device.

  • Eddie Panetti

    It’s dead. This is new stunt they’re pulling is bullshit. I’ll stick to my Note 3 until the G3 drops or Nexus 6 if they release one.

  • Guest

    Looks like the true colors of OnePlus and Oppo relationship have been revealed! It’s same company, just all been marketing scheme to generate hype.. Dishonesty does not bring more customers.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      OppoMart is not affiliated with Oppo I believe, but not 100% sure.

  • John in Brisbane

    Thanks for the update Dima.

    It does sound like settling :-). I’m only interested in the original deal. This announcement would appear to give lie to official comments on their forums that the invite system is only there due to a lack of stock. That information is only a few days old. That’s the perception, at least.

  • steve

    I will wait, don’t feel like paying 40 bucks more for 48 gigs less space. If I don’t get an invite by end of June, I think I will get a note 4

  • vegeta

    This oppo is just fucking around and using tactics. .. first it lets oneplus one gain publicity and then suddenly highers the price… fuck you oppo… cant u just sell it for 300 dollors.. m sure this price hike will lessen their customers. .. at least me n my frnds fr sure.. n yes lastly.. fuck u color os…