OnePlus 5 will be discontinued when remaining inventory runs dry

OnePlus has confirmed that it will discontinue the OnePlus 5 as soon as its remaining inventory has been depleted. The handset will be replaced by the recently-announced OnePlus 5T, which launched on November 21.

It’s hardly surprising that OnePlus has decided to drop the OnePlus 5 from its line-up. The OnePlus 5T retails for the same price and offers a lot more bang for your buck, so you’d be bonkers to opt for its predecessor – and the firm’s realised that.

As expected, the OnePlus 5T features near-identical internals to the OnePlus 5, though it benefits from a larger 6-inch edge-to-edge (18:9) display, an upgraded rear-facing camera, facial recognition and a repositioned fingerprint sensor.

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Pricing starts at as little as £449 for the standard 64GB variant and tops out at £540 for the 128GB model. A host of official accessories are also available, including a Safe and Sound Bundle, which will give you everything you need to get started:

  • OnePlus Bullets (V2)
  • OnePlus 5T Protective Case
  • OnePlus 5T 3D Tempered Glass Screen Protector

“As a company which focuses on the premium segment, we need to make sure our phones compete with the current available flagships in the market,” said Vikas Aggarwal, General Manager of OnePlus India, when asked about the pricing.

“The OnePlus 5T will do just that, and given this is an extension of the current product line, there was no need for us to raise the price,” he added, before revealing that the OnePlus 5 will be discontinued when stock runs dry.

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