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[Representational Image] OnePlus to pause OnePlus 3 sale in select regions next week [List of affected countries] In Picture: OnePlus 3IBTimes India/Sami Khan

Chinese smartphone-maker OnePlus has announced that it will halt the sale of its 2016 flagship smartphone in Europe later this month.

"You might have noticed that when you place an order for the OnePlus 3, the estimated shipping date kept getting longer as time went by. The reason for this is simple. We were confident in the OnePlus 3 when it launched, but sales in mainland Europe have been way better than what we expected. Therefore, we've decided to temporarily pause sales in some countries in order to give inventory time to replenish," Carl Pei, co-founder, OnePlus, said in a statement.

The company will stop taking orders on the official e-store from Aug. 9 0:00 (CEST) until Sept. 12 23:59 (CEST).

List of regions, which will be affected include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The company also added that OnePlus 3 sale will also be halted in Hong Kong in this period.

That being said, prospective buyers in the aforementioned regions can still order the OnePlus 3 until Aug.9. But the delivery of the device is expected to take time due to shortage of units in the company's inventory.

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Key specifications of OnePlus 3:

Model OnePlus 3
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) Optic AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC
GPU Adreno 530
Storage 64GB
  • Main:16MP camera with Sony IMX 298 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12 µm lens, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation),PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), 4K video recording
  • Front: 8MP camera with Sony IMX179 sensor, 1.4 µm lens and f/2.0 aperture.
Battery 3000mAh battery with, Dash Charge (5V 4A) technology, which can charge up the phone from zero to 60 percent within 30 minutes
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Full-metal body, fingerprint technology, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac)
USB Type-C, NFC (Near Field Communication), Dirac HD Sound and dual-microphone with noise cancellation.
Dimensions 152.7x74.7x7.35 mm
Weight 158g
  • India: Rs. 27,999
  • UK: £309
  • USA: $399
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