Not including the return of the universally loathed invite system, the lack of NFC support is the biggest problem that people have with the OnePlus 2, and it looks like OnePlus isn’t all that interested in fixing that problem. According to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, not only will the company continue to implement the invite system for future devices, it doesn’t plan on adding NFC support until it becomes a mainstream feature.
OnePlus has come under fire recently, with the OnePlus 2 and its missing features failing to ignite consumers’ desire and the OnePlus X garnering tepid adoption despite fairly good reviews. Things like the OnePlus 2’s lack of NFC and the continued misexecution of OnePlus’ controversial invite system have managed to spur consumers’ ire and push OnePlus further towards obscurity. OnePlus founder Carl Pei, however, may have a different take on recent events. Pei pointed out that, as far as meeting demand, launching the OnePlus X and OnePlus 2 so close together was not intentional. The OnePlus 2 took longer than planed, a full 15 months, to develop and bring to market. Pei summed it up quite nicely. “The entire team is tired, having launched two product in only three months… If we had released the OnePlus 2 a quarter earlier, that would’ve made things much easier for us.” The supply issues will likely get better over time, but for now, things are in a bit of a crunch. Future plans to bring two new phones to market per year indicate that there is some kind of plan to improve the supply chain.