The Famous Smart Phone company OnePlus has removed the need for an invite to buy its One smartphone and announced a date for its follow-up device.

The company’s First phone called ” One ” –  launched a year ago but, until today, customers needed an invite in order to buy it. . That was a strategy to both help manage the level of interest in a new product from a new company, and generate a little more attention among the tech community.

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OnePlus also picked today to confirm that its new device — the OnePlus 2 — will launch in the third quarter of this year. That device will only be available via an invite, so the company isn’t discarding its sales restrictions forever.

China-based OnePlus is one of a clutch of new hardware firms emerging in the sub-$300 smartphone niche. Xiaomi, which sold 60 million phones last year, is the most prominent example, but others include Le TV, and Smartisan. OnePlus sold a relatively modest one million devices in its first year, but it seemed to capture attention beyond China. Recently the One Plus also launched made its very own OS called As  “Oxygen OS “

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