Android Authority confirms about OnePlus 3 being officially discontinued in the US, Europe market
Since the time OnePlus unveiled an upgraded version of its 2016 flagship smartphone the ‘OnePlus 3’, there has been a lot of speculations that the company might discontinue sales of the OnePlus 3 especially, after a recent case where it was listed as out of stock in several regions including the US and Europe.
While the company’s customer support handle earlier this week reassured all its users that the OnePlus 3 will not be discontinued, and the stock would soon be back, but according to a new report, having company’s officials claiming that the smartphone has in fact been discontinued for the US and Europe.
Moreover, Android Authority itself claims to have confirmation from OnePlus company stating that the OnePlus 3 will be discontinued in the US and Europe, where it would now be selling OnePlus 3T, instead.
Information regarding OnePlus 3 sale in India
While confirming whether this was the case with company in India aswell, an email from the company stated, “We will continue to sell OnePlus 3 in India.”
On being asked whether the company has any plans of launching the upgraded OnePlus 3T version in India, the company responded, “About OnePlus 3T, we will keep you posted on its availability.”
While the new OnePlus 3T looks similar to the original OnePlus 3 though there are several upgradations inside it.
The new variant packs an all-new Snapdragon processor SoC, a bumped front-facing camera, an all new 128GB storage model, and even a new colour variant.
The OnePlus 3T smartphone despite featuring upgrades has been given a minimal price hike. It will go on sale from November 22 in the US, November 26 in Europe, and November 28 in the UK.
Coming to the pricing, OnePlus 3T 64GB will be made available at $439 (Rs. 29,800 approx), while the 128GB model will come at $479 (Rs. 32,500 approx).
Recalling, the OnePlus 3 model was launched at $399 (Rs. 27,999 in India) for the 64GB model.
Considering that the OnePlus 3 is just just five months old in the market and has already received an upgrade version in the form of OnePlus 3T, it will be interesting to see how the company sells both its phones in different markets.