In an attempt to capture an even larger market share in the absence of a prominent flagship device, OnePlus decided it would be a wise decision to release an upgraded variant of its 2016 flagship device — OnePlus 3T. The smartphone hit the shelves in November and it is now being discontinued, just a mere six months later down the road.
While the Chinese hardware giant had been sending mixed signals over the past few days, it has today confirmed that the OnePlus 3T will no longer be available for sale very soon. In an official statement posted by OnePlus staff member Steven G. on the forums is as under:
This is the last call to buy the OnePlus 3T before stock runs out. Only a few devices are left in our warehouse, so purchase yours before time runs out at onepl.us/3T. [And] rest assured that we’ll continue to bring more software updates and support to the OnePlus 3 and 3T.
Further, OnePlus has confirmed the scheduled termination dates for the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. The OnePlus 3T won’t be available in these locations after a week, after the end of this month, as the devices will go out of stock from June 1. Indian OnePlus enthusiasts, you don’t have to worry about something so sudden happening to the supply in the country as of yet. It has been noted that the OnePlus 3T will be available in India until the end of this year.
The OnePlus 3T (both 64GB and 128GB variants) will continue to be available for purchase in India until later this year. OnePlus products and accessories are available through all three official sales channels, including oneplusstore.in, Amazon.in and the OnePlus Experience Store in Bengaluru.
This isn’t the first time the Chinese hardware giant is discontinuing support for its flagship killer devices. OnePlus is known to be negligent towards out-of-date devices and focus on the next flagship smartphone, OnePlus 5, which is coming to the market every consecutive year. One should be grateful that OnePlus informed us this time around because if you own a OnePlus 2 or OnePlus X (the budget variant of the device) then you’d know the pain of being completely neglected.
It simply suggests that the company is aggressively gearing up for the arrival of its next flagship killer, which is being compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8. And it is your final chance to purchase an affordable but feature-packed smartphone from the same phone maker as the OnePlus 5 may not actually come cheap. It is expected to elevate the price to compete head-to-head against the giants who presently rule the market.
In addition, we already know that the device will sport a 5.5-inch display, a dual rear camera setup and a 16-megapixel front camera lens (being developed in collaboration with DxOMark). It will include 64GB of on-board storage and 8GB of RAM, coupled with a 4,000 mAh battery pack. It will also be the first device to debut the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in India. The smartphone is also expected to be launched in a variety of colors — red, black, golden and unicorn.