PSA: The OnePlus 6 is still available in the US and still a good deal

PSA: The OnePlus 6 is still available in the US and still a good deal
The newly unveiled OnePlus 6T is ultimate proof that this 2013-founded company has greatly matured of late, securing the explicit support and marketing proficiency of T-Mobile, as well as Verizon’s more discreet endorsement.

But there might actually be another thing confirming OnePlus is all grown up and ready to take on the mobile industry heavyweights on an equal footing. In case you didn’t notice, you can still purchase the OnePlus 6 from the manufacturer’s US e-store

All five different versions, coated in “Mirror Black”, “Midnight Black”, and “Silk White”, with either 6 or 8GB RAM in tow, as well as up to 256GB internal storage space, are listed at the time of this writing as ready to ship “within 24 hours.” 

The same goes for inventory available in Canada, although the OnePlus 6 is apparently out of stock essentially everywhere else. That suggests you may not have a lot of time left to order the May 2018-released handset in North America either, but even if we get just a few more days, this is definitely progress.

Both last year’s OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 3 from 2016 were effectively discontinued right on the heels of the 5T and 3T announcements. Since the OnePlus 6 was reportedly a bigger hit than all of the company’s previous smartphones, we’re clearly dealing with an improvement in mass production here rather than weak demand.

Either way, this is great news for those too bothered about the absence of a headphone jack to give that beautiful new “waterdrop” notch and groundbreaking in-display fingerprint sensor a chance.

You might be able to find plenty of devices with comparable specs and lower prices in markets like India, but stateside, the OnePlus 6 remains a budget-friendly champion, offering everything from a Snapdragon 845 processor to an excellent dual rear-facing camera arrangement, decent 3,300 mAh battery, and sharp 6.28-inch AMOLED display at only $529 and up. And no, discounts are probably not happening.

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  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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3 Comments

1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1757; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Considering the 6T is available for purchase starting tomorrow, there's no way I'd pay full price for the previous model. It is a great phone, and not really much of an upgrade over the 6T, but old phones aren't worth as much as new ones.

2. DFranch

Posts: 490; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Kind of depends on your priorities. If you'd rather have a headphone jack, the 6 is a viable option. Still fast and getting many of the 6t's software enhancements.

3. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Exactly my thoughts. If they wanted to move the 6, cut $100 off like Google did with the Pixel 2 XL.

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