OnePlus 5 confirmed to be discontinued once it's sold out

OnePlus 5T is certainly one of the hottest devices in the smartphone industry these days. A flagship that offers powerful specs at almost half the price of an iPhone X is something that everyone looking for a top-of-the-line smartphone should consider.

However, the OnePlus 5T is not a major upgrade over the OnePlus 5. With the exception of the display and camera, these phones are almost the same. That's what makes OnePlus' decision to phase out the OnePlus 5 perfectly justifiable.

OnePlus India's General Manager Vikas Aggarwal confirmed that the OnePlus 5 will be discontinued once it's sold out, which should probably happen by the end of the year. It's the same thing that happened with the OnePlus 3T, which was discontinued at the end of May.

Mr. Aggarwal also said that OnePlus launched a second flagship with minimal improvements over the previous model because at the time of OnePlus 5's release it was the best phone the company could possibly offer.

However, in the meantime, many companies launched new smartphones that offer similar, if not better specs, so OnePlus needed to remain competitive, hence the OnePlus 5T's release.

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

OnePlus really need to revive the x line if the flagship price is creeping up. Snapdragon 660?

2. tangbunna

Posts: 491; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

when it is sold out.. how about replacement warranty ?. exchange with refurbished or 5t?

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Some people hate this strategy when they discontinue previous model and keep only the latest model in the market. And some complained as their OnePlus 5 has become obsolete now because of this business model. But I personally think this is a good thing as we have the choice to chose. People very well know there will be 2 phones from OP (almost every OEM does this) and if they want the cutting edge they should have waited for the later version of the d device. And also once the 2nd slightly improved version hit the market, normal model will drop in price drastically and that's a good thing.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You talk sense...which happens on rare occasions. This is one of those rare occasions.

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