OnePlus 5T vanishes from the US, but a OnePlus 6 is on its way

Having been launched in the US in November, the OnePlus 5T is now a 4-month old smartphone, which means it’s still a fairly new product. Despite this, the handset is no longer available to buy stateside, and that’s not because of a temporary stock shortage. 

According to Engadget, OnePlus confirmed that it has sold each and every 5T unit it manufactured for North America (presumably, this means Canada, too). Apparently, North American demand for the 5T was stronger than OnePlus had anticipated. Thus, folks who currently want to buy a OnePlus phone will have to wait until a brand new model is released - this, of course, should be the OnePlus 6.

As already reported, the OnePlus 6 likely resembles the Oppo R15 (recently announced in China and pictured above), featuring a notch, a 6.3-inch screen with 1080 x 2280 pixels, a dual rear camera, and a 3,450 mAh battery. 

It's said that OnePlus intends to release its new flagship phone towards the end of the second quarter. Most probably, this means June (as a reminder, last year’s OnePlus 5 was also released in June). 

All in all, OnePlus fans in North America may have to wait for about three months before being able to purchase one of the company’s smartphones again - we mean purchase it directly from OnePlus, not via third party sellers, which can currently import the OnePlus 5T, but won’t offer warranty for it. 

Are you sad to see the OnePlus 5T disappearing so hastily from the US market?

sources: OnePlus, Engadget

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1. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

But OP6 us still far from released :-/ OP3 june'16 OP5 june'17

2. Jbob82

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 23, 2018

Not really sad, anticipating the next OnePlus phone though. Given how fast they sold out of the U.S. variants. The reason why they are considered "The best bang for your buck phones" good value overall. HONOR V10 is hot on its heels though, price is comparable and value is...... Especially given that OnePlus is out of stock with the 5T's . I'm waiting on the OnePlus 6.... But the Honor V10, Moto G6 Plus, Asus Zenfone 5z..... Even the VIVO APEX CONCEPT PHONE if Mass production will actually start in June has my consideration! ... I'm even excited to see a IPHONE SE 2 if Apple decided to launch one lol... I'm not biased, I just like technology and it's evolution that's all. More options they merrier. Not sad the OnePlus 5T isn't available anymore.... Makes room for others to be available

3. Vokilam

Posts: 1192; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

why cant android manufactures get rid of the bottom bezel when copying iphone X?

4. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I suspect it's because they had to rush to copy the iPhone, whereas Apple has probably been working on their bezel-less notch based design for years. It's amazing that even after 10 years, Android OEM's know the only real way to sell phones is to copy the iPhone. Incredible. Let's hope Google does something original with the Pixel 3.

5. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Headphone jack.

21. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Explain p20 tho? Mega chin without headphone jack.

12. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

won't be surprised to see a Pixel 3 with X's style notch. sad, but Google always like that.

26. jerry14

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 23, 2014

Hi! Sorry, have you seen this phone made by this small south korean company Samsung Galaxy S8? U know the one that came out like 7months before the iphone x? So.. that copied iphone x too.. just with a slightly bigger bottom bezel.. makes sense.. Now serious.. they are not copying iphone x.. and i wouldnt say they are copying samsung either, (although they all look a lot more like the s8 than the x) they are just following the trend.. like in fashion.. someone starts it, and if it works, everyone follows.. but really i could write you a book about this, but i'll just go with hoping you'll understand based on this short history lesson and metaphor..

27. Vokilam

Posts: 1192; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

i. never. said. samsung. copied. iphone x !!! i said android manufacturers - i would assume people knew the brands i'm talking about. and while we're on topic, samsung has no reason to have that bottom bezel and they still have it - wasted space if you ask me

7. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Because they don't copy iphone X? Essential had a notch and bottom bezel (chin) much earlier than iphone X.

13. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

but these chinese phones copy X's style notch, not Essential's style.

14. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

The technology of embedding front camera and sensors in part of the screen is the same and was not started by apple. The style is quite different as the notch on most Androids is much smaller.

20. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

They're copying X's style notch, you're just in denial and your arguments are stupid.

24. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Your argument is the stupid one, since it has no argument in it, other than claiming my argument stupid.

15. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

One could argue that apple copied Samsung and LG with iPhone X, as it was their first phone that followed the trend of high screen to body ratio phones.

18. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

They copy what's popular not phone that sell less than their own. If Apple doesn't make iPhone with notch, most phone will looks like Galaxy s8.

8. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Screen connector locates bottom of the phone. First Apple removed headphone jack and that gave them more free space and they fold the screen connector behind the screen making it possible to remove the chin.

9. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Fun facts to enlighten you... 1. The Essential phone was the first commercially available phone with a notch and which was copied by Apple. 2. All other Android OEMs producing notches have noticeably thinner to almost non existent side bezels and hence have a small bottom bezel. The iohone X has huge bezels in the form of the frame wrapped around the entire chassis. Not without reason does the "iphone copycat" Vivo V9 have a 90% STB compared to iphone X's 83% STB.

11. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Facts? :) side bezels has nothing to do with bottom bezel. Do you seriously think that Apple copied essential notch? Do they have time machine or what? I mean that was fast! But i guess that's why you said "fun facts"

16. yalokiy

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Essential was unveiled to the public 30th of May 2017.

17. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

And two months later Apple accidentally leaked X design in their HomePod firmware. X design propably been ready in 2016 already, maybe even 2015. Propably when they decided to ditch the headphone jack they already knew what they are going to do next. Samsung also have patented the notch in may 2016

22. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Ah come on you really are going to throw everything to justify iPhone X? Essential phone has been in process for a long time, I bet before iphone X. You have to admit that Iphone x has HUGEEE side bezels like it has a case on it. Even my S9+ with a pretty thick case has smaller side bezels than my friends iPhone x without a case.

23. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Essential phone has been in process for a long time, I bet before iphone X." So what? How that change anything what i said? "You have to admit that Iphone x has HUGEEE side bezels" Thank god, would be very annoying to have accidental touches, good that you have case ;) i won't hide my device with ugly bulky cases.

28. Marcwand3l

Posts: 432; Member since: May 08, 2017

@midan The fact that iphone x's designed has been leaked earlier doesn't mean anything especially when most people were in denial mode and were saying that Apple would not release such a phone, that the leak it just bait.

25. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

1. Backlight required for lcd screen. 2. They’re lazy. Samsung kept bottom bezel despite of oled display, because it looks better.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

OnePlus, Huawei and LG has lost my respect. Meanwhile, Xiaomi has earned it with The Mi A1 (AndroidOne) and their hesitation to jump into the notch bandwagon. Wish to see more AndroidOne Smartphones from this giant. I might actually grab a Xiaomi if they launch an AndroidOne Smartphone with a Snapdragon 845 and an affordable pricetag. Oh well, G'Day!

10. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Agreed. Xiaomi is really producing very good value for money phones. Here in India the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the MiA1 this year offer incredible VFM making a mockery of Samsung's supposed midrange counter with the A9 Pro. I personally am using the Mi Max 2 as my daily driver and its a beast literally. I am typing this post on my 3rd day of use on a single charge with SOT of 12 hours and 14% juice still left. The performance is not bad as well.

19. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

xiaomi nailed it this year. You get more than what you pay for, they don't scam their customers

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