OnePlus has announced that it will discontinue the sale of its flagship OnePlus 3T in select markets, including Europe, starting June but Indian fans don't need to panic as it will be available for purchase till the end of this year. This also means it will take on its successor dubbed as the OnePlus 5.
The Chinese technology company is expected to unveil OnePlus 5 on June 15 before making it available for purchase a few days later.
So, will you buy OnePlus 3T or wait for the release of OnePlus 5 that is expected to take place in a few days? Well, let's first look at what these flagships have to offer in terms of specifications.
The OnePlus 3T has a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display with 1,920x1,080 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, and an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based OxygenOS. It also features a 64GB/128GB internal memory, a 6GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, 1.12µm lens, OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation), f/ 2.0 aperture and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus, a 16MP camera with Samsung 3P8SP sensor, 1.0µm lens, EIS, PDAF and f/2.0 aperture, and a 3,400mAh battery with Dash Charge technology (5V, 4A).
On the other hand, the OnePlus 5 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch full Quad HD display with 2,560x1,440 pixels, powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, runs an Android Nougat operating system, comes packed with a 6/8GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, mounts a 23MP main camera and 16MP front camera, and houses a 4,000mAh battery.
The OnePlus 5 stands out from OnePlus 3T with several feature upgrades from screen resolution to hardware to software, camera and battery. However, price difference between the handsets is also expected to be huge. So, it will all boils down to the price factor.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to be priced at $499 in its home country China and $688 (around Rs 44,400) in the rest of the world. On the other hand, the OnePlus 3T is priced at Rs 29,999 for the 6GGB RAM+64GB ROM variant. It is currently under Rs. 1,500 cashback offer for State Bank of India credit cards users, taking the price to Rs 28,499. There are possibilities of further drop in the price of the handset when its successor is launched.
So, the choice is yours – whether to buy the OnePlus 3T now or wait for the OnePlus 5 and cough up more than Rs 40,000.