Oh Well, just a day after OnePlus announced the new OnePlus 3T, the company has now confirmed that it will not continue selling the original beloved OnePlus 3, at least in the United States and Europe. Before the launch or even at the launch, many of us believed that the not so new Chinese handset manufacturer would continue selling OnePlus 3 side-by-side. However, to out surprise, OnePlus has now decided to halt the sales of the original OnePlus 3.
OnePlus 3 went out of stock on the company’s US website and despite rumours about it coming back, we are not much hopeful.
Coming to the specifications of the new OnePlus 3T, not a lot has changed from OnePlus 3 with the same 5.5 inch 1080 x 1920 Optic-AMOLED display, 6GB RAM, 16 megapixel rear camera, Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Things which has changed is the new Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.35 GHz coupled with the same Adreno 530 GPU. The front camera has seen a huge upgrade with double the resolution this time of 16 megapixel Samsung sensor. Battery has also seen an improvement with a jump from 3000 mAh in OnePlus 3 to 3400 mAh in OnePlus 3T. Also, the Graphite color is gone ans is replaced by a new Gunmetal variant apart from the Soft Gold variant. Lastly, the camera lens at the back has got sapphire glass protection now. Also, there are two storage options – 64 GB coming in at $439 (approx Rs 30,000) and 128 GB coming in at $479 (approx. Rs 33,000).
We have to admit that those owning the OnePlus 3 seems to be cheated here. However, OnePlus ensures that the software updates for both the devices will be in line and come almost at the same time. In fact, the original OnePlus 3 might get the Nougat update before the 3T. Nevertheless, there hasn’t been any confirmation if OnePlus 3T will launch in India or not and as of now the original OnePlus 3 is still in stock and we hope it is there for some time. Currently, it sells at Rs 27,999 for 64 GB only variant exclusively through Amazon India. Till then, if you own a OnePlus 3, What are your thoughts on this move by the company?