OnePlus to stop sales of OnePlus 3 in India

It’s official, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is discontinuing its current flagship smartphone OnePlus 3 in India. At a OnePlus 3T launch event held in the capital today, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager said that the new OnePlus 3T will eventually be replacing the former in the market.

“Eventually OnePlus 3 will be replaced by the OnePlus 3T,” he told Gadgets Now. Agarwal added that the company will continue with both variants before shifting focus to the OnePlus 3T completely.

When asked if the company will carry forward the same strategy for a probable OnePlus 4 and 4T next year, Agarwal said, “If we feel there has been a substantial upgrade that users deserve to get as soon as possible, we’ll love to release it at the earliest.”

OnePlus 3, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 27,999.

In shelling out an extra Rs 2,000 over this, users will be able to experience the same handset but with a better processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 821), a larger 3,400mAh battery, and a high-res 16MP front-facing camera.

The dual-SIM supporting OnePlus 3T runs OxygenOS v3.5.3 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display.

OnePlus 3 beta testers have already started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat-based OxygenOS Open Beta 8.