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Confirmed: The OnePlus 5T will no longer be sold in North America
- According to OnePlus, the 5T has completely sold out in North America and won’t be coming back.
- OnePlus fans will now have to go second-hand or wait for the next phone from OnePlus, expected to launch in the coming months.
- OnePlus has seen incredible growth over the past year, recording $1.4bn in revenue and becoming profitable for the first time.
OnePlus has confirmed that users in North America will no longer be able to buy the OnePlus 5T – just four months after it was first released.
Speaking to Engadget, the Shenzhen-based manufacturer said that it has sold all the stock it had planned to sell in North America. When asked why it couldn’t just transfer stock from other markets to the US and Canada, OnePlus said swapping out the AC adapters would be too cumbersome.
This is not the first time a OnePlus phone has sold out before the release of its replacement – the same happened with the 5T’s predecessor, the OnePlus 5. OnePlus confirmed that the reason the 5T is currently unavailable is due to stronger than expected demand.
This is perhaps unsurprising as the OnePlus 5T was an excellent phone. In our OnePlus 5T review, we called it “one of the best phones you can buy at its price point,” and praised its display and performance.
Late last year, OnePlus said its current sales strategy meant maintaining a product line that features only its most recent smartphone. This tactic appears to be working and sales of OnePlus devices are consistently growing. In 2017, it recorded $1.4 billion in revenue, became profitable for the first time, and saw an incredible 139 percent revenue growth in North America.
Of course, while this is all great for OnePlus, it doesn’t leave many options for fans in North America wanting to get their hands on a OnePlus device. At the moment, you will either have to find a used model or wait for OnePlus to release its next phone – potentially called the OnePlus 6.
A precise release date for the upcoming phone is yet to be announced; however, in previous years the company has released phones in June and November. Rumors from earlier in the year suggest that the OnePlus 6 could be released a little earlier this time around – something which now might be even more necessary.