Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus will soon discontinue OnePlus 5, and not so surprisingly, its latest flagship OnePlus 5T is responsible for this. During an interaction with indianexpress.com, OnePlus India chief Vikas Aggarwal said that the company will have only one smartphone OnePlus 5T in the market.
Aggarwal further added the final batch of their 2016’s flagship OnePlus 3T was sold out during Diwali and now it will also be discontinued along with OnePlus 5. Interestingly, OnePlus 3T is currently available to purchase only via oneplusstore.in while OnePlus 5 is available for purchase on Amazon.
“As a brand, we want to make sure there is one device which is the latest, and the previous devices are sold out once the new product launches,” said Aggarwal.
With Oneplus 5T, the company undoubtedly has better specs up its sleeves over OnePlus 5 in terms of display and camera to some extent. In spite of that, OnePlus India chief acknowledged that some fans and users will be upset by this and said: “we would like to make everyone happy, but that’s not possible.”
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OnePlus appears to have taken a pretty bold and straightforward stance from a business perspective. But it could directly impact OnePlus 6 sale in the future as users may simply refrain from buying it in expectation of a successor with better specs shortly after its release. However, those who already own a OnePlus 5 or 3T need not worry as the company only plans to discontinue the production of those smartphones, not the support and updates.
Meanwhile, OnePlus 5T will go on sale in India starting today for select users. The early access sale goes live at 4:30 PM on Amazon India and official OnePlus India online store.