One Plus officially announced the discontinuation of its flagship One Plus 3T. This was a shock to its user base as this news came out of the blue. Even though this is being rumoured for a few months, One Plus denied them a few months back but now it officially commented on the discontinuation.
One Plus 3T: Flagship Killer
One Plus 3T, an improved version of One Plus 3 received critical acclaim for a lot of potential packed into an industry unibody design that too at a fair price. Before going into the details, here are some key specs of this device:
- A 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080
- Onboard storage of 64GB or 128GB
- Both Rear and Front camera of 16 Megapixel
- A 1.6GHz Quad-core Processor with 8GB RAM
- Snapdragon 821 processor
With the scores from all the critics over 9 for 10, the smartphone is widely sold and various variants like the Colette edition are also brought to the users. The phone also stood consistently on the #3 position consistently in various top 10 lists with iPhone 7 and Samsung S7 in the first two positions.
One Plus 3T Discontinued
Now, this flagship killer is discontinued and the reason behind this is the limited stock One Plus have at present. One Plus official Steven G. in a forum post said,
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." As you can see, the statement has no region-specific timeline for the discontinuation.
But, if you are in India, a small note at the end will elevate your spirit. The note says:
Please note that this last call to buy the OnePlus 3T only applies to sales on oneplus.net in North America, Europe and Hong Kong.
The note says that this situation is right now present in only some areas like North America, Europe and Hong Kong. This is due to the very limited stock in those respective warehouses. This is due to the heavy demand in those countries and fortunately, in India, there is no limited stock (not until yet).
This discontinuation may be due to the release of One Plus 5 in a few months and the company decision to unleash their full potential to their upcoming flagship is not a shocking thing to hear.
But, this news may cause people to buy the One Plus in hurry. So, hurry if you are not willing to buy the One Plus 5 due to the likeliness of higher price point but want to stick with the affordable and attractive One Plus 3T.