OnePlus 3 sales will cease for a month in Europe due to the overwhelming popularity of the new handset, to replenish stock.
Apparently the OnePlus 3 is so popular the Chinese manufacturer is struggling to keep up with consumer demands – particularly in Europe. The OnePlus 3 saw the abolishment of the infamous invite system, to much adulation and praise from fans. But now it’s clear, it was a step too soon.
“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,” co-founder Carl Pei said in a blog post.
In its brief history OnePlus has had stock replenishment issues in the past, even with the invite system in place. OnePlus has been in operation since 2013, and is unfortunately showing its age. Fans will no doubt be frustrated with their orders halted.
OnePlus 3 sales halted: the countries
Currently you’ll be unable to buy the OnePlus 3 on the official website. Pei continued, “sales for the following regions will be temporarily paused on oneplus.net from August 9th 0:00 (CEST) until September 12th 23:59 (CEST).”
The countries are: 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. Sales in Hong Kong will also be paused during this time frame.
The UK and US are unaffected so count your lucky stars. If you badly want to get your hands on one of the best value for money devices this year, you’re going to have to settle for the wait.
At this moment in time OnePlus has not stated a time frame, but you can sign up for emailed notifications for when stocks eventually come back. Better yet stay tuned with What Mobile for an immediate update.
For more news, visit What Mobile’s dedicated news page.