OnePlus 5 "more popular" than OnePlus assumed it would be - that's why you can no longer buy it

Last week, OnePlus stopped selling the OnePlus 5 in the US and various other markets, prompting usto believe that a OnePlus 5T (or maybe a OnePlus 6) would be announced in thenear future.


While OnePlus has yet to mention anything about a newhandset, one of the company's co-founders did comment on the fact that theOnePlus 5 is no longer available to buy. More exactly, Carl Pei took to Twitterto say the following: "Guess the OnePlus 5 was more popular than wethought." No sales numbers were provided, but the was in thatsentence suggests that OnePlus is no longer producing its current flagship. Sowe can only assume that a brand new smartphone is already being manufactured.


Last year, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were announced inJune and November, respectively. This year, the OnePlus 5 was officiallyunveiled on June 20, thus we could certainly see a OnePlus 5T (or OnePlus 6)landing next month.  


According to recent rumors, OnePlus' next flagship phone might sport a near-bezel-less 6-inch screen, possibly resembling the Vivo X20. Forthe record, OnePlus is part of a larger company (BBK Electronics) that also includesbrands like Vivo and Oppo. 

The OnePlus 5 itself is merely an upgraded Oppo R11,so we won't be surprised if the OnePlus 5T / 6 turns out to be sharing itsdesign and specs with a phone that's already been announced (albeit only in China).


source: Carl Pei (Twitter) 

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1. Clars123

Posts: 1080; Member since: Mar 16, 2015


9. jacky899

Posts: 434; Member since: May 16, 2017

What he means is OnePlus had a limited production run and manufactured the amount they expected will be sold in its life time. However the demand was higher than forecasted but they seem to have no intentions to setup for manufacturing another batch probably because the next gen is arriving soon.

17. tangbunna

Posts: 495; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

because of this model has too much manufacturing defect and software upgrade wont help to fix well.

15. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! my "bro" pei ! im trying to read your tweet with a straight face but I cant stop laughing out loud at your bullshet "bro" that shet aint selling with so many firmware updates to fix nonstop bugs, and that jelly scrolling!! hahahaha come back "soon, bro" with something better ;)

19. skyline88

Posts: 701; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

u must be typing this comment from a Shamesung

20. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

no bitch. v20.

24. jacky899

Posts: 434; Member since: May 16, 2017

Lg or Samsung doesnt matter. Koreans are always the best

25. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

lg and samsung offer excellent poroducts besides phones. I have tons of LG/samsung products at home ssd led tv dishawasher clothes washer dryer vacuum. kitchen accessories. the days for paying sony high prices and getting excellent quality ARE OVER. the consumers win!

2. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

I would genuinely be surprised if it sold more than the OP3 in the same timeframe. Heck, even the 3T.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's some sound logic if I've ever heard it./obvious s

4. qolamreza

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

Bulls**t at it's finest

5. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

They probably expected to have a few units in stock still by the time the 5T releases. Sounds like they sold out faster than they expected

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nah, not buying that excuse. I think they rather stopped the production of the OnePlus 5 because of all the hardware issues which is messing up the handsets reputation on social media... So they probably stopped production of the OnePlus 5 to make a OnePlus 5T instead.

10. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Maybe, but the demand was clearly there regardless if they sold out well before the release of their next handset. The hardware issues didn't seem to sway any noticeable numbers of people away from buying it. They obviously miscalculated how many they'd be selling before the launch of the 5T either way. Having no product on your shelf tends to not be a good thing for a company if it goes on for too long. Hopefully the 5T is here soon.

6. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

When is company going to get it together?

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

More popular so they can spy on more users.

11. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Boy, that "viral marketing" moron Carl really thinks people will believe that BS? It's one of three things. 1. They don't have the funds available to have Oppo purchase more materials to build more. 2. Oppo is too busy producing Oppo branded OnePlus5's to bother with the cheaper version. 3. They want to make sure there isn't any left over OP5 cases, when they "announce" the 5T

12. RicoRecklezz

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 04, 2017

Lol this sounds like a marketing stunt. I never seen anyone with one plus 5

13. A_A_A

Posts: 229; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Bulls**t. I don't understand why every manufacturer thinks that consumers are idiots and will trust every word which comes out of their mouth...

14. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Lmao I guess they have 2 bring back invitations

18. raky_b

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

He was just sarcastic. "Successful" model, killed after just 4 months....jeah, right. I guess they won't be using number 5 anymore too

21. miketer

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Maybe, they should use the no. tied to tetraphobia. It might bring them better luck.

22. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

One plus needs to try harder in the design front. And camera.

23. dampv

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

a well spec phone with never ending bugs. their updates bring more bugs than fixes lol

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