OnePlus 5 is set to launch this summer, and according to the Chinese smartphone maker, the device will feature the Snapdragon 835 processor. Interestingly, the company has also decided what will happen to its current device, OnePlus 3T. The hugely popular OnePlus 3T will reportedly go out of production soon as the company has hinted that the device will be discontinued soon. However, OnePlus has informed the media that the OnePlus 3T will still be available for sale in India. OnePlus told IE, “The OnePlus 3T (both 64GB and 128GB variants) will continue to be available for purchase in India until later this year.”
OnePlus has written a blog where it says that the company will continue to bring software updates and support for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. While it does not provide information about the duration of the support but you can expect security updates at least until the end of this year. OnePlus writes in the blog, “This is the last call to buy the OnePlus 3T before stock runs out.” It has said that they only have a few units of the OnePlus 3T smartphone left in their warehouse. It added that interested buyers should purchase them before they are sold out. The post is an almost clear indication that OnePlus is not intending to manufacture any more of the phones.
The Chinese company has claimed that the 3T has been of their most successful smartphone and is among the best smartphones globally. OnePlus also says in the blog post, “Since merging our software platforms, we’ve been able to push out more consistent software updates simultaneously for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. Thanks to our Beta Program, we have also been able to implement more of your feedback, which has really helped improve the quality of our updates.”
According to earlier reports, OnePlus had discontinued the OnePlus 3T, the 128GB gunmetal colour variant. Yet, that time, OnePlus had said the phone was not discontinued and had even issued a statement. OnePlus. in the statement said, “We will continue providing OnePlus 3T 128 GB Gunmetal to the market in the future. People who want to get the device can wait for next wave of inventory.”
Meanwhile, on Amazon India portal, the official online seller for OnePlus smartphones, the OnePlus 3 is still listed at Rs 26,999, which is Rs 1,000 down from the original price of Rs 27,999. This is for the 64GB version and only the soft gold version is in stock.
OnePlus 3T is only available in a 64GB version with both Gunmetal Grey and Soft Gold versions. The Black colour option has already been out of stock. OnePlus 3T comes with a 5.5-inch SAMOLED display with full HD resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 6GB RAM+64GB storage and 16MP rear and front camera. The OnePlus 3T has 3400 mAh battery and is now running on Android Nougat.
OnePlus 5 is coming up soon and is expected to feature a dual rear camera on the back, a bigger 3600 mAh battery, and of course, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.