Yesterday OnePlus announced a souped up version of its flagship, dubbed the OnePlus 3T. At the time of announcement, it was unclear if the original OnePlus 3 would co-exist with the new model or not. After reaching out to OnePlus directly, we can now confirm that the handset maker has officially discontinued sales of its OnePlus 3 smartphone in the US and Europe with no plans to bring it back.
The smartphone first launched in June, but this week the OnePlus 3 went out of stock at the company’s website. Despite other online reports that claimed it would be restocked soon, the company now says that it will not be selling the phone anymore in the US and Europe, in favor of the new OnePlus 3T. That phone, which includes features like a faster processor, a 16MP front facing camera and a larger battery than the OnePlus 3, will officially go on sale on November 22. The Gunmetal color version will launch first, with pricing at USD $439 for the 64GB model and USD $479 for the 128GB version. A Soft Gold edition of the phone will go on sale in the near future.
Are you disappointed that OnePlus has made the decision to no longer sell the (cheaper) OnePlus 3 in favor of the OnePlus 3T? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.