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OnePlus One Shipping Estimates Updated, 16GB Pushed Back to Get 64GB Out Quicker

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OnePlus updated shipping estimates for their One smartphone today, after realizing that more people were interested in the 64GB Sandstone Black model than the 16GB Silk White. Actually, they realized this previously, but now they really realize it, or something. Trust us, you aren’t the only ones confused by the news coming out of the OnePlus camp each week.  

The new estimates show that OnePlus has completely moved away from the 16GB Silk White model in order to focus on getting the 64GB Sandstone Black units ready. In the new estimates, listed below, they drew a line through the “mid to late May” time frame for Silk Whites and are hoping to have Sandstone Blacks ready as early as “late May.” In other words, we now have no idea if or when they even plan to produce 16GB Silk White units outside of the 100 they are giving away to Smash the Past winners. These new dates do not even include an estimate for Silk White.

Here are the updated shipping estimates:

  • Ready now – 100 for phone smashers
  • Mid to late May – Larger batch 16GB Silk White for the first batch of invites
  • Late May to early June – Larger batch 64GB Sandstone Black
  • Later in June – Increased general availability, people who want it should be able to get an invite without much trouble in June

Update May 6: After seeing how popular the 64GB version was compared to the 16GB, we have pushed back the production of the 16GB Silk White in favor of getting the 64GB Sandstone Black out quicker.

As a reminder, the 16GB Silk White units will cost $299, while the 64GB Sandstone Black units will retail at $349. Potential customers have made it clear that they are willing to pay an extra $50 to get all of that extra storage.

Any gamblers in the building willing to bet on OnePlus delivering on time?

Via:  OnePlus
  • Tommy

    Given its blistering performance, the OnePlus One is a phenomenal deal for a high-end smartphone, as long as it’s compatible with your network and you’re happy to compromise on customer support and slightly sketchy software. And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.

    http://9cases.com/2014/06/best-and-cheap-oneplus-one-cases-2014/

  • SizzlePhizzle

    Will this phone work on Verizon?

    • rS1

      Nope. It’s GSM only.

  • mcdonsco

    At first I really liked this and wanted one…was even tempted to ditch UD to move to AT&T (not just for this, but for future gpe devices as well), but honestly, the only real attractive thing about this at this point is the price.

    No wireless charging
    No water/dust resistance
    No swappable battery
    No SD slot
    Its Huge

    And, ultimately with phones like the LG G3 about to hit, really does not seem to be a “flagship killer” at all.

    Just kind of “meh” now.

  • JeffColorado

    I have been assured by various Google apologists that nobody cares about local storage anymore. Thats why SD doesn’t matter. Because cloud.

    And as we all know, the cloud is lightning fast all of the time and accessible 100% of the time.

  • Ricardo Ca

    Without ex sd card, all phones should come with at least 64G.

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  • Sporttster

    What they need to ‘realize’ is there’s a good sized market for those who want the thing on Verizon……hellooooooo

  • MRIANB

    Dang it, I only need a 16gb as my music and movies r all in cloud.

    Ian B

    • Pakmann2k

      Would agree but I travel alot. No cloud in the clouds and GoGo Inflight is not cheap. Like having a good selection of movies and music with me offline

      • MRIANB

        Get a cheap used ipad for music on flight and a tablet for movies. Can carry both in any backpack.

        Ian B

        • Bruce Purvis

          Why carry three devices (phone, ipad, and tablet) when you can do it with just one.

          • MRIANB

            The scenario was that he has everything music and video on the cloud and can not watch while in an airplane flight and get provider signal. Otherwise, yes the phone can do it all w network signal.

            Ian B

  • mini-me

    Why the heck do you need an invite to buy it..BS

    • flosserelli

      You only need an invite to buy one of the first units. The company expects it to be available to anyone in June/July.

  • william harrison

    Will buy the 64GB don’t care what else comes out this is the best bang for the buck in my opinion.

  • XboxOne

    Who would want 16gb when there’s 64gb?

    • flosserelli

      People that are too impatient to save an extra $50.

      • XboxOne

        $50 is not much.

        • flosserelli

          I personally agree, but there are lots of people that have no concept of “deferred gratification”.

    • Lucky Armpit

      Agreed, not sure why the Android mobile phone industry is trending towards minimal internal storage and NO expandable storage capabilities. I’m not a “cloud” user, don’t care to be one, and I’m not paying my carrier any extra money a month than I already am to access my stuff online when I can have it all locally. Please just charge me an extra $50, give me 32/64GB options, and let ME make the decision I want…. just like what the OnePlus One. If I still didn’t have another year on my current phone, I’d be all over this.

  • ziPRR

    I was one of the 100 picked to get one; Looking forward to this! :)

    • Hershel

      Smashed your phone?

      • ziPRR

        No sir, donated my Galaxy S5 to charity. A lot less fun, but for a good cause. :)

        • Guest

          Should have sold it then bought it. Im sorry but I think it was dumb to do that. To each is to own tho.

          • ziPRR

            Normally that would be what I would do, but I want the phone sooner rather than later. I like to try new technology while it is still new. Guess you could say I’m an early adopter. :)

        • jabarri2

          i wouldve smashed that POS

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    BLAH BLAH OnePlus…. Just put the damn thing up for sale so I can “Click” and “Buy” they yap too much.

    • XboxOne

      They add up just fine.

  • Ant

    Previous phones.. OG droid, Droid x, droid x2,Samsung galaxy s3, iphone 4 and 5, galaxy s4, HTC M7, Nexus 5, next stop one plus one. As you can see I have no brand loyalty Iol. For me the one plus fits all my needs big screen for my equally big hands, 3gb ram even though 2gb is sufficient in a smartphone, 64gb memory so I don’t need to worry about storage and has OTG support to support my external card reader..3100mah battery will get me through a whole day unlike my nexus 5, Sony exmor camera that takes better pics than my nexus 5, runs cyanogenmod stock which is the first thing I put on my nexus 5 over stock android, also has same voice features on the moto x. For me this phone checks all the right boxes in terms of specs and usability and price.

  • Matt G

    Stop confusing me One Plus. Just make the phone available. Everyday you don’t you will start to lose customers

    • OF

      Anybody they “lose” probably never had any intention to buy the phone to begin with.

      • Matt G

        Not true at all. Look at these message boards for example, I have seen dozens of post from people saying they were fed up with One Plus and their “Strategies” so they will not even consider buying the phone now. When they intended to get it

        • OF

          And those same dozen people will have it on day one lol.

        • OF

          Either way, all hail the king, the G3!

        • jabarri2

          because they say it, doesnt mean its true, theyre just throwing a fit and are hoping for a reaction that’ll never come. If you want something, you buy it, you don’t settle. And if you do, thats your loss.

        • Pakmann2k

          You should have been in these boards a few years back when the Bionic was late. It was suppposed to be the $#!t. By the time it came out, people were salivating for it. Ironically, Moto dropped the Razr Line on everyone just 3 months later and seriously pissed off the Bionic guys. Right around the same time, the Nexus rumors were flying and every day there was a new leak, or photo, or proposed ship date. That went on for 30-45 days in a row from Nov to Dec of that year. Every day, in every article you would read the same rhetoric, “they are blowing it, it is taking too long to come out, etc, etc…” As December approached, the Nexus finally dropped and everyone went balistic and as we hit the two year anniversary of the OG droid, everyone was ready to jump ship and hop on board the USS Nexus.This website went with them and dedicated 70-80% of every article and post to the Nexus for a good half a year. With the Moto X, I think this is what Kellex thought might happen again but unfortunately, it seems like the Moto X is a dud. (not literally, just saying the hype was not there.)

          • johnnym

            You totally just described me at that time. I jumped on the Bionic, only to throw a fit shortly after when the Razr came out. But I did enjoy my Bionic…right up to the point that it slowed to a crawl and held charges for less time as it couldn’t handle the newest Android OS. Pissed me right off.

  • Six

    Want this bad but the LG G3 is looking tough. A GPE G3 would seal the decision.

    • Ant

      Lol thought the same thing.. Nexus silver line version of g3 without that ui would be something

    • Hershel

      GPE = ROFL

    • mcdonsco

      Same…but I would have to give up UD to get it, so G3 its likely going to be for me.

    • Nope O

      Oppo must be getting nervous about their secret getting out about this piece of chinese junk. Demand must be dropping off big time. As it should since it is coming out with last gen 801 instead of the 805 like the upcomiing M8 prime, S5 prime and Note 4 over the next few monthgs.

      • T_Dizzle

        Demand is very high for this phone.

        • Sum ting wong

          Do you work in Oppo’s order department? Or did u read something on an internet forum?

          • T_Dizzle

            I read a quote from an official at One Plus. You?

          • kno dum gui

            I read two quotes from two “officials”.

            So a company is saying their product has huge demand? That is a surprise! Oppo is Chinese for Sucker.

          • T_Dizzle

            Order requests can be verified. If you don’t want one great, for those who do, this is good news. Suck that

      • geedee82

        The 801 is definitely not “last gen.”

    • yoitsjustin

      Just root and flash CM :P. But the G3 is like twice the price for pretty much the same thing with a better screen that isn’t really supported. Plus 2K displays use a lot of battery so I’m just going to wait for the Oneplus One.

  • Frankiie

    i cant say i wont buy it, but mannn, this phone going to be out too late…

    • OF

      Late compared to what?

      • jabarri2

        this week apparently

      • Wang Lung

        The 805 based phone are coming out in the next couple of months. Oppo One is already out of date.

        • OF

          And every other phone that just came out, right? Geez!

          • Gene

            Yes, because the 801 is end of the last soc gen. And 801 phones have been out for months already. Oppo wont be full launch until probable june.

  • BoFiS

    If only it had a MicroSD slot the 16GB would be fine for most people… Also am I the only one who cannot get Disqus to work properly on any sites today?

    • Ant

      Its not just you bro

    • Ant

      Supports OTG. You could use one of these with the 16gb version.http://www.meenova.com/st/p/m3r.html

    • Hershel

      works fine here and screw 16GB. 32GB needs to eb standard.

    • XboxOne

      Disqus refuses to load up a lot for me.

      • enigmaco

        I been having problems for weeks with it. This is the first time in awhile it’s letting me post something. They need to hurry up and release the kraken.

    • Jprime

      happend to me last week

  • Ant

    No matter how hard you try kellen..you can’t stop people from buying the one plus one Lol. You might have to face the fact more people are leaning towards bigger phones than the moto x sry.

    • Hershel

      i wont buy it….

    • Jason Kahn

      I’m not buying it. Kellen is absolutely right it’s too big

    • CasperTFG

      It’s at the top of my list. I can’t wait until September for the HTC Prime.

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      ur a dope…and kellen is right…i doubt he cares if another phone sells more then the moto x….so yeah honestly this phones stupid big and youll look stupid using it

      • jabarri2

        we all have our opinion, but that doesnt make us stupid for it. I see people carry ipad minis with them, they use them constantly and not one of them looks stupid. We all have our preferences and we all have different needs, i’ll be PROUDLY sporting my new 1+1

      • PoisonApple31

        No, the Xperia Z Ultra is stupid big. Go back to 2011, you’ll find plenty of phones in your size range.