Just after a few days of its global launch, OnePlus has decided to make its latest flagship device, the OnePlus 5, open for a global sale. Following its US launch on June 20, the smartphone was made available to users through the company’s website; while in the Indian subcontinent, it was done exclusively through e-commerce site Amazon, on June 22. Soon after the launch, the company allowed fans to buy the new device via early access program and also pop-up exhibition stores in popular cities of Europe and Asia. And now, just as we had wrapped up our reviews about the handset, comes the news that the handset would be available for a global open sale on the company’s website on 27th June.
The news comes ahead of the fact that all the devices that were manufactured by the company in it’s first batch, have been sold out. But now the company is prepared for a full fledged launch of its flagship on June 27 on its global website. The two different variants, 6GB RAM/64GB ROM and 8GB RAM/128GB ROM, would be available for 479 USD( 32,999 INR) and 539 USD(37,999 INR), respectively. In US, some third-party retailers are selling both the models for exorbitant prices of 879 USD and 989 USD, respectively; claiming that the devices would have US-warranty.
The OnePlus 5 was originally launched in two color options- Midnight Black and Slate Gray. But as it appears on TENAA, a Chinese government-run telecommunication certification agency website, the company is expected to launch a new color variant- the Soft Gold, pretty soon.
Seems like the company is pretty confident about its new handset and instead of following the traditional flash sale practice as it followed in the case of OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3, it wants to make its latest flagship open to the globe soon without wasting any time. Seeing the craze and success about it’s handsets, the move seems legit to me.