You’ll have to smash your current phone for an early chance to buy the OnePlus One


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In case you didn’t catch wind of it in our OnePlus One announcement post, we finally have an idea how many units are going to be available for its April 25th launch, as well as what you need to do to get it.

OnePlus is inviting people to apply for a chance to smash their OnePlus One, only 100 of which will be available. This is off-putting for sure, but OnePlus intends to sweeten the publicity stunt by making the device just $1 for those lucky 100 souls.

Not interested in smashing your phone? Worried you won’t be able to get one? There may be hope yet. OnePlus is giving the winners an invite code of their own to distribute. You’ll have to pay full price for the OnePlus One ($300 for the 16GB version and $350 for 32GB), but that comes with the added trade-off of not having to defile your current piece of mobile tech.

You’d better start buttering the palms of OnePlus One enthusiasts everywhere, because there’s no telling how long it’ll take to get more chances to buy this phone. Read all about the device right here, then head to the OnePlus One Phone Smash site if you don’t mind putting your current device to rest.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. there’s no 32GB. should be 64Gb.

    but i’m curious… first come first served, or they will judge which is the best destruction?

  2. the process of getting this phone is pretty odd, but the phone looks to be awesome

  3. “OnePlus is inviting people to apply for a chance to smash their OnePlus One, only 100 of which will be available.” huh? Smash a phone you don’t even have yet? Or did you muck this article up like you do everything else.

    1. Yeah, I had to read it multiple times and then I was like, oh must be a typo.

    2. For real, please fix this glaring typo!

  4. i disapprove of any company that encourages wasteful behavior.

    1. Party like it’s 1999!!!!

  5. Destroy your phone.. Then wait awhile to get your new phone?.. *sniffs* I smell a troll?!

  6. Destroy my HTC One M8!? You are out yo mind!! Dafuq I look like smashin’ my phone?

    I would be better off selling it for more than $350.

    I just shuttered at the thought of destroying my phone. =.[

    1. Buy a clunker from Swappa or ebay. Smash that one.

  7. If they’ll guarantee I will get one overnighted to me for $1 I will gladly smash my HTC One.

  8. I feel like its called the One Plus not the one plus one

  9. Smashing my Note 3 for that? OH HELL NO!!

    1. Agreed the note 3 is king of smartphones right now !! Ill nevet smash mine unless the note 4 comes out ;)

  10. Is the marketing team of Oneplus one taking stupid pills ?


  12. good price.
    htc one m8 is the better “one” to buy though, no invite needed

  13. I am thinking just smash an old phone you aren’t using I am sure a number of us have old android devices laying around that are just collecting dust.

  14. I would apply but they are only offering the $1/giveaway for the silk white phone in 16 gb. Not enough storage for me.
    They also have a list of applicable phones now.

  15. I would never smash my Note 3 for this, I might smash one of my older phones that qualify like the S3 but I feel hesitant over that as well, since there is no sd card or removable battery on the Oneplus One. But since you only get the white Oneplus – hell no!
    If there will be an equal offer for the Oppo Find 7 then the S3 is history :-)

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