OnePlus doesn't have any permanent retail space round here, but that hasn't stopped it from letting dedicated fans pick up their upgrades in person - and I don't mean making them go to the nearest phone shop and picking up a contract at the same time. Back when the OnePlus 6 was launched OnePlus opened up pop-up stores across the world, and it looks like the OnePlus 6T launch will be no different.
If you can't be bothered to wait for the phone to properly arrive on 6th November, OnePlus is giving you the chance to buy a 6T on 31st October. All you have to do is go to one of the pop-up shops and stand in a queue. For most of you that'll probably mean travelling to London.
The London store will be at The Music Room (26 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, W1K 5LF), opening up at 11am with the promise of food, drink, and the chance to meet the OnePlus team. More importantly, in addition to being able to buy the phone, attendees will also be able to get "limited edition goodies" including earphones, a tote bag, phone case, laptop sleeve, t-shirt, baseball cap, energy drink, and a OnePlus backpack. It's not clear if that means the original, or the fancy new Explorer backpack that's set to go on sale in the OnePlus store alongside the 6T.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said:
"It’s always exciting to see so many passionate people coming to our pop-ups, and we’re always working to make the OnePlus experience better in every way, from our devices through to our events. I’m really looking forward to seeing what people think of the OnePlus 6T."
Other pop-ups will open up in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, and Berlin, opening up at the same time - which is 12pm European time. Looks like France is getting a lot of love from OnePlus, as is India with 11 pop-up stores set to open that day. There will also be stores opening up across the Nordic countries and in New York, for those that may be around those countries, and full details are available on the OnePlus website.
Just make sure to get there early if you plan on attending, seeing as how the last London pop-up was incredibly popular. So pretend you're an Apple fan and make sure you're prepared for a long queue.
Update: The original version of this story said the UK pop-up opened at 12pm. It actually opens at 11am, with confusion arising because OnePlus supplied the time in British Summer Time, rather than standard GMT.