The OnePlus One just became one of the hottest devices in the market, but not everyone can get one just yet. Keep reading to find out the best way to get yours. Meanwhile, Xiaomi is expanding to 10 new markets and a new device from ZTE has been leaked.
It’s a little hard to get a OnePlus One right now. You have to get an invite from either the company or someone who has purchased the device already. We may not be able to walk right into this closed circle just yet, but the company has provided a way to prove yourself.
Much like joining a gang, you will have to prove your worth before you are accepted. How? Well, the name says it all – smashing the past. You have to show OnePlus a video of yourself destroying your current smartphone!
This could get you into the list of the first 100 people to be able to buy a OnePlus One… for $1 dollar. Really, the payment is just a formality. They are pretty much giving you the device.
Opinion: The OnePlus One is one hell of a smartphone. I would love to be able to get one, but is smashing my current smartphone worth it? I could just wait until the device goes on sale and sell my HTC One M8. I would then be able to purchase the OnePlus One and keep some change. I guess it depends on what device you currently use.
Hoping to get your hands on the brand new Xiaomi Redmi Note (or any other Xiaomi device)? You may be in luck, as the Chinese manufacturer is getting ready to make a major global push. This news comes right after the webiste Xiaomi.com was renamed Mi.com, so it seems Xiaomi is serious about this jump and they are going full throttle.
New Xiaomi markets:
Opinion: I am especially excited about this, because I happen to really like the Redmi Note (click here for our full hands-on coverage). I live very close to Mexico, so I might take a quick trip to get one, when available!
The ZTE Nubia X6 is one beast of a device, sporting a 6-inch display. Not everyone likes huge smartphones, so it only makes sense that a smaller version be released. This is still unofficial information, but a ZTE Nubia X6 Mini has been leaked.
The Nubia X6 Mini is said to come with a 5.2-inch display, so it’s not exactly small, but definitely much one-hand friendlier than its bigger brother. It’s also important to note ZTE is not sacrificing performance for size. The device will cost 3,299 yuan (just under $530 USD) and will sport the following specs.
ZTE Nubia X6 Mini specs
- Android 4.4 (Nubia UI 2.1)
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
- 3 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of internal storage
- 3G, 4G and LTE
- 13 MP camera
Opinion: Though these specs and price seem reasonable, things are changing this year. We are moving into a market where you can get powerful devices for a much lower price. Take the brand new OnePlus One as an example.