In preparation for the OnePlus 3T’s launch in Europe and the US, OnePlus has revealed that it’s discontinued sales of the original OnePlus 3 — which was released back in June — in the regions.
This news will likely come as a surprise to many as at the time of the 3T’s announcement, it was unclear whether its predecessor would restock on the firm’s website and sit alongside the new device.
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OnePlus has noted that the 3T is not a major upgrade, but instead a simple refresh. It features an upgraded processor, an improved front-facing camera, a sapphire lens rear camera cover, a 128GB storage option and a bigger battery.
The souped-up internals come at a steeper price, though. The 64GB variant of the 3T will carry a price tag of $439 when it hits the shelves on November 22 in the US, which is $40 more than the firm asked for the OnePlus 3.
It’d have been nice to see OnePlus retain inventory of the OnePlus 3 and list it at a reduced price on its website, which would cater to customers looking for a new smartphone, but don’t have more than $400 to fork out.