News by Luke Jones on Wednesday April 22, 2015.
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It seems that OnePlus and its flagship killing OnePlus One smartphone are finally growing up after the company made a pretty big announcement. Co-founder Carl Pei dropped the bomb that the manufacturer has linked up with a carrier for the first ever time, and said carrier will be offering the OnePlus One smartphone.The history of the device is incredible really, a shocking debut where it presented itself as an affordable flagship was followed by the confirmation that the handset lived up to its lofty billing. From then OnePlus has had a rough time of making the device readily available, using an invite system to deal with the restrictions of being a startup brand in an established market. The OnePlus One managed to shift one million units in 2014, but there was certainly enough demand for the handset to perform even better than that. Starting today, Maxis, one of the biggest carrier networks in Malaysia will be selling the OnePlus One in its retail locations and online. The handset well sell for 1,199MYR, which is about $330. That is for the 64GB variant too, which so far has cost $350 in other markets. With this news we assume that OnePlus has solved any potential inventory issues and can keep a steady supply of units flowing to Maxis. Hopefully this pays off and we will see the One on store shelves in many other countries by the end of the year.
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