The OnePlus 3 will no longer be sold in the U.S. and Europe

The OnePlus 3 will no longer be sold in the U.S. and Europe
Yesterday, OnePlus removed the OnePlus 3 from its website and introduced the OnePlus 3T. The newer model has a Snapdragon 821 chipset under the hood compared to the Snapdragon 820 SoC on the older unit. That allows the quad-core CPU on the OnePlus 3T to run at a 2.35GHz clock speed as opposed to the 2.2GHz clock speed on the older model.

The front-facing camera has been improved from 8MP to 16MP, and a version of the phone is available with 128GB of internal storage. The 3400mAh battery on the OnePlus 3T offers longer battery life than the 3000mAh cell on the OnePlus 3. The original reports after the unveiling of the OnePlus 3T stated that the original model was not being discontinued, and would be back in stock shortly. But this afternoon, new information was released by OnePlus indicating that the OnePlus 3 is not returning in certain regions.

Instead of giving U.S. and European consumers the opportunity to buy the OnePlus 3 at a lower price, the device is officially discontinued in those markets. The OnePlus 3T will go on sale November 22nd in Gunmetal. The 64GB model will be priced at $439 while the 128GB version will cost $479. Down the road a bit, the OnePlus 3T will be available in Soft Gold.

So that's the final word, folks. The OnePlus 3 will no longer be available in the U.S. or Europe. But you really shouldn't miss it. If you like the OnePlus 3, you're going to like the OnePlus 3T even more thanks to the improved specs on the new model, even if it costs you a little more money to buy it.


source: AndroidAuthority

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10 Comments

1. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

So they're moving to a 6 month upgrade cycle? It's not even a whole processor generation upgrade.

2. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Agreed but it does have some major updates in the battery and camera area so its a pretty good update. Had this been the update for a year then id have a problem

3. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

This not really an upgrade. It's really a phone refresh to convince more people to buy because of better specs. That's why it basically has the same name, "Oneplus 3T" as compared to the "Oneplus 3".

4. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Does that mean you can buy it from other markets even though you're from the US/EU?

5. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Probably. Buy a model from one of the online resellers if you really want one. But considering the markup, I can't understand for the life of me why anyone would want to buy the original OP3. Just buy the 128GB version and think of it as a storage upgrade cost with some extra goodies thrown in, cheaper than most OEMs offer anyways.

6. Beijendorf unregistered

I thought the main complaint with the OnePlus 3 was the main camera? The one thing OnePlus for some strange reason decided to do nothing about.

7. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Still not buying it unless the improve the pathetic microphone.

8. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Oh for god's sake, make that damn camera flush!

9. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

So now 1+3T would cost me 1€ more then just going to the nearest retailer and buying Galaxy S7 (a much better phone) or 81€ more then LG G5 (also a much better phone). I really don't understand how 1+ built their business model or why would anyone buy their phones.

10. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Wow, so they want a pay raise.

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