The OnePlus 3 is about six months old, but it is still a very good Android smartphone that competes with phones that cost twice as much. However, after the release of the OnePlus 3T, the OnePlus 3 went out of stock online. Customers are now wondering if the device will return or will it be discontinued.
As of now, there is no need to worry, because OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 3 is not going to be discontinued just yet. The phone is currently out of stock online, but it will be restocked soon. The company did not give out an exact date.
OnePlus 3 Not Yet Discontinued
After releasing a new and better smartphone that still uses the same OnePlus 3 body, it would be logical to discontinue the older device. However, the OnePlus 3 is only about six months old, and it would be too early to kill a product that is doing well.
Several customer are furious that OnePlus released what is essentially an improved OnePlus 3 so early in its cycle. Some only recently purchased a new OnePlus 3 and there is a better one already.
OnePlus could reduce the price of the OnePlus 3 and sell it to customers. The OnePlus 3T starts at $440, whereas the OnePlus 3 costs $400. The company did not provide any details regarding pricing or an ETA, but according to PhoneArena, it did say the phone will be restocked.
GSMArena also noted of the phone not being discontinued yet. The OnePlus 3, if discounted, will be a great smartphone for those trying out OnePlus devices for the first time. It is a very good device and still features some top notch hardware. The phone has a Snapdragon 820 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera and features Dash charge.
The OnePlus 3T is a very good smartphone with the latest hardware, but for starters, a cheaper yet powerful OnePlus 3 would be perfect. What will OnePlus do with the OnePlus 3? Will it be discontinued or will it be discounted and sold again?