OnePlus Discontinues Sales of the OnePlus 3 in the US and Europe
Earlier this week we saw the official introduction of the OnePlus 3T. OnePlus has decided to release a new phone with improved specs that will likely help keep sales alive until the launch of the OnePlus 4. The OnePlus 3T has a larger battery capacity, an improved front-facing camera (at 16MP), the option for 128GB of internal storage, the Snapdragon 821 SoC from Qualcomm and even some sapphire glass protecting the rear camera.
For anyone who has waited until the holiday season to purchase a new smartphone, the new OnePlus 3T is easily among the best available. Leading up to the launch of the OnePlus 3T, many noticed that the original OnePlus 3 was out of stock on OnePlus’ website. Some were hoping that this would be a temporary thing, and that the company would eventually offer both the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T at the same time.
While OnePlus did not confirm this in their official OnePlus 3T announcement thread, we do know the answer to this question (as many have been wondering). Depending on where you live, it’s been confirmed that the OnePlus 3 will no longer be available for sale again. OnePlus told us that they have discontinued sales of the OnePlus 3 in both the United States as well as European market. They were also told that OnePlus didn’t have any future plans to bring it back for these specific reasons.
We did report on the OnePlus 3 being discontinued in our own exclusive article. The OnePlus 3 had reached its end of life in terms of official availability. It is good to get more confirmation on the regions immediately affected by this move.
Interestingly enough, they didn’t specify any other countries. So the OnePlus 3 could still be made available in countries like India and China. We’re also seeing a healthy resale market for the OnePlus 3 over on Swappa right now. The last one was sold in October and went for just over $400. So if you currently own the OnePlus 3, you could put it up for sale on Swappa and use those funds to buy a newer OnePlus 3T device.