The 16GB version of the phone disappeared from the company's web store earlier this week, but it turns out that things will stay this way for good. A spokesperson has confirmed the decision for TechRadar, claiming that the 16GB version of OnePlus 2 was not nearly as popular as the 64GB model in these markets.
Given that OnePlus has made a name out of selling high-end smartphones at decent prices, this comes as a surprising move. Sure, 16GB of internal storage might not be enough space for some and the fact that the smartphone lacks a microSD card only makes the matter worse, but the decision to completely remove the 16GB version from the store seems a bit on the drastic side.
On the other hand, the extra 48GB of internal storage and the extra GB of RAM are well worth the $60 price bump. Another way to look at this is that OnePlus is helping customers make a better decision by removing alternatives.