OnePlus 5T Breaks OnePlus’s Launch Day Sales Record in 6 Hours
Months after the launch of the OnePlus 5, OnePlus followed it up with the OnePlus 5T, an affordable smartphone with an edge-to-edge screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and a whopping 8GB of RAM. The reception’s been great, to put it mildly — on Wednesday, OnePlus announced that the OnePlus 5T broke the day-one sales record set by the OnePlus 5.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) November 22, 2017
That’s good news for the Shenzhen, China-based smartphone maker, which doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to product launches. OnePlus 5 shipments were delayed up to several weeks for some customers, and until the beginning of last year, you couldn’t purchase a OnePlus phone without obtaining a special invitation. This year’s launch, in contrast, seems to have gone off without a hitch.
It’s been a busy week for OnePlus. A new version of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5T made its formal debut in early November, as did the OnePlus 5T’s kernel source code. Then the company confirmed that the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T will get Android 8.1 Oreo-based firmware in the coming weeks, but that it wouldn’t support Project Treble.
We’ll have to wait and see how the OnePlus 5T is received after it gets into the hands of customers, but we were pretty impressed by it. To read more first impressions and stay on top of the latest developments, check out our official forums.