OnePlus brought new flagship killer OnePlus 5T a week ago and proved it to be the best by sharing a battery test results where OnePlus 5T beats leaders of the flagship market like Apple, Samsung and Google.
However, the company confirms ending official sale of the previous device OnePlus 5. It means that OnePlus 5T will remain the only official product of OnePlus being manufactured and sold globally.
Vikas Aggarwal, GM of OnePlus India, has confirmed the news by saying that the company would discontinue OnePlus 5 in favour of OnePlus 5T; a refreshed variant of the older flagship killer. This is the same strategy being followed by South Korean tech giants Samsung and LG.
If you look at our previous phone, the OnePlus 3T the last batch was sold out during Diwali and now the product will be discontinued. The same goes for the OnePlus 5, which will also be sold out in some time, and we’ll have only one product – OnePlus 5T – in the market.
Aggarwal believes that being a company that focuses on the premium segment of smartphones, their phones must compete with the currently available flagships in the market. The OnePlus 5T will do just that, proving to be an extension of the current product line without any need to increase the price tag.
OnePlus 5T is not only the improved version of OnePlus 5 but it actually differs a lot from its predecessor. The biggest, of course, is the new 18:9 all-screen display that forced a redesign of the smartphone putting the fingerprint scanner on the back. But that display also supposedly fixes one of the earliest gripes about the OnePlus 5 – the jelly scrolling effect.