The arrival of the OnePlus 3T sparked a mass of discussion as to whether or not the brand would discontinue the original OnePlus 3. Early reports had indicated that the latter was not being sent to its grave and would go back in stock soon.
However, Android Authority now reports that OnePlus has officially confirmed the demise of the OnePlus 3. It’s going to end sales of the handset in the US and Europe. The company doesn’t have plans to bring it back either, so people in those markets will just have to settle for the more expensive OnePlus 3T variant.
It’s been a short journey for the OnePlus 3. The smartphone first came out in June this year to glowing reviews. It appears to still be selling in certain countries like India where the OnePlus 3T is yet to be launched. The latter offers a host of improvements all around, most notably in the processing, battery and camera department.
A quick summary of the top specifications of the OnePlus 3T:
– Display: 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Android Marshmallow-based OxygenOS
– CPU: quad-core Snapdragon 821
– Battery: 3400mAh
– Memory: 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage
– Cameras: 16MP rear, 16MP front
– Size: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35mm
– Weight: 158g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, USB Type-C, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS
The 64GB OnePlus 3T is priced at $439 and the 128GB one goes for $479. It’ll hit the US in its Gunmetal color model on November 22. The Soft Gold iteration will follow in its footsteps shortly after.