All OnePlus 5 models go out of stock, is the OnePlus 6 coming soon?

The OnePlus 5 is one of our top choices for an unlocked phone: the $480 phone looks and feels like a flagship, has incredibly zippy performance, a very good camera and solid battery life, but if you try to buy it now in the United States you will not be able to.

All OnePlus 5 models are now out of stock in the US and in other markets availability is very limited as well, so... does this mean we are getting the new OnePlus 6 soon? Or OnePlus 5T?

Last year, OnePlus unveiled its flagship OnePlus 3 in the middle of June 2016, and followed up with the OnePlus 3T just five months later in the middle of November 2016.

This year, OnePlus has unveiled the OnePlus 5 in the middle of June as well, and now it's already the beginning of October, so it is possible that the OnePlus 6 or 5T is indeed in the cards.

To add some context, let's mention that OnePlus is owned by Chinese giant BBK Electronics, which owns the brands Oppo and Vivo, and with all its brands combined ranks in the top 3 of the world phone makers by volume. And its two other phone brands - Oppo and Vivo - have already unveiled their new phones with minimal bezel, and OnePlus usually follows with similar designs.

So to understand what the next OnePlus phone will look like, simply take a look at the new Oppo F5 or the Vivo X20, chances are it will be a lot like one of these two.

source: OnePlus USA

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  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 437; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

This was already covered a couple of days ago. Insiders claim since there isn't an additional 835 variant like the 836. OP will skip the 5t and go to the 6.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I bet they'll release another new color, or "limited edition"

6. unmaskedfalesh unregistered

maybe they will release a 5T with straight display panel this time!! or best chance would be a quad HD panel.

3. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

failed phone needs to cut loses and try to create another model for more sales.

4. fyah_king unregistered


8. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

thanks grammar nazi! youre awesome!

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You're ;) Also, how is it a failed phone when it has been their fastest selling phone

5. unmaskedfalesh unregistered

op6 will be llike Oppo F5 just like op5 was like Oppo R11 only with beefed up internals.

7. Lpddr4x

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

I think the OnePlus hype should die ...

9. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

have no fret, it died. with all the so called hype and sponsored posts and reviews this phone is a failure. it lost its magic. its been downhill since oneplus 2. then oneplus x, oneplus 3/t and now the 5. the only one that had something special for a great price is version 1. then, there werent many flagship specced phones for $300. today there are tons of offers for $550 WAy better then op5 you can find the lg g6 on sale for that price which smokes the op5

24. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I would like to see tests where the LG G6 smokes the OP 5

27. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

It's not only a CPU performance that is measured. As a "whole package" G6 does smoke OP5. Camera, screen, expendable storage, design, audio quality (at least Asian version), software etc. OP5 may smoke G6 in raw benchmarking performance but in everything else, it loses badly.

28. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Design is highly subjective. While absolutely not a bad screen of the LG G6, I would choose Amoled over LCD. And with gaming in mind, I prefer FHD over QHD. The camera of the LG G6 is a little bit better indeed, as well as audio. But when it comes to software, OP5 wins it for me. I don't like the skin LG is using at all, not to mention it makes it a bit slower compared to the near stock experience of the OP. I think you meant expandable storage and yes that's a plus for the LG, but the OP ships a 128 GB compared to the max 64 GB of the LG. All in all they are both relatively good smartphones, neither lose badly in any department.

32. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

I know there are different preferences but sales numbers show that stock android is not in high demand so feature rich UI like Samsung's or LG's is better for most people. Your preference for amoled over lcd is also your personal choice but a screen with effective pixel density of 267PPI (pentile matrix) is really underwhelming in 2017. Design can be subjective but not when you are clearly ripping of iPhone 6/7 design that is really old by itself. As for storage, OP5 starts at 64GB. 128GB version is more expensive (compared to 64GB version) than buying 128/200GB card for LG. OP5 may be better suited for you, and that is perfectly fine. But can you really say that it is better when considering "average" user?

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You can't compare Samsung to LG or other phones. Samsung sells way more than the others, mainly because of quality & marketing. People tend to buy what they know. I am not owning a 5 (but a 3T) and I can tell you that in normal use, you don't see it all that the resolution is a lot lower. And local storage might be less expensive than sd card, it's also a lot faster. SD cards are nice to store photos and music, but not apps.

38. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Yeah, I phrased that badly but even with Samsung out of the picture, heavy skins sell better than stock. Nexus/Pixel, HTC, Sony, Moto, One Plus sell poorly while Samsung, LG, Huawei and other Chinese brands sell more and more. As for screen sharpness, I think you would really see it when comparing directly to LG G4 or Xperia XZP. I did similar test with Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z (same size and res, one RGB one pentile) and fine text is much sharper on Xperia Z.

31. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

exactly. its a much higher quality phone. op5 is buggy and lacks basic things tons of issues. nonstop firmware updates to fix problems. g6 is a way higher level phone then this pos op5

34. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So tell me oh wise one, which basic things does it lack? And be glad they update them so quickly, in my book that's a plus. Btw G6 has a lot of bugs as well.

10. samgsam

Posts: 152; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Just because it's out of stock in US doesn't mean they are going to release OP6 very soon. US is not the entire world. Also, India is the biggest market for oneplus and not the US and you can still buy 3T and the 5 in India.

35. dandmcd

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 08, 2017

Except it's sold out in their home country of China as well, and extremely limited availability in Europe as well.

11. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Wasn't the OnePlus 5 just unveiled a few months ago? What's the rush for another model?

12. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

"What's the rush for another model?" early failure and terrible sales

20. samgsam

Posts: 152; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Oneplus 5 is a big hit, kiddo. Do some research before saying it is a flop device.

25. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

He's just full of it and making claims that hold no truth in them

36. dandmcd

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 08, 2017

Likely because the bezel-less phone is hot right now, and their sister brands Oppo and Vivo already announced them, and they see those earl sales figures of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and want a piece of the bezel-less pie.

13. stardomains

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

Dude, I have a OnePlus 5. It's excellent. If this is true I'm glad my preorder for V30 didn't go through. I'll be on this minute-one once ordering starts. And I hope it looks like the Vivo X20 than the Oppo as it is better looking IMO. Plus I hope they have the X20 Plus version in OnePlus variant which has a bigger screen. Looks like the X20 has a DAC too.

14. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

It's not available in US that doesn't mean it's not available in the world. Its just out of stock. Oneplus 6 is atleast 4 months away. And here in india, Oneplus is selling Oneplus 5 & Oneplus 3T both.

15. KonSkl

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2016

Wtf is Iphonearena writing in their articles. There's already a OnePlus 5 in the site....!!!

17. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Phonearena thinks USA = WORLD...

21. samgsam

Posts: 152; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

First world problems, you know.

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