Cheaper OnePlus 2 has been dropped in the U.S. and Europe
OnePlus has decided to drop its entry-level OnePlus 2 in the U.S. and Europe, leaving only the 64GB model priced at $389. Customers in these markets just weren’t interested in the 16GB model, the Chinese startup says, so it is saving it for countries that are.
By far the best thing about OnePlus devices is the price; at just $329, the OnePlus 2 is incredibly affordable, and it delivers great design and excellent specifications that can compete with flagship rivals that cost twice the price. But it’s not quite so cheap anymore.
“According to feedback we have seen much greater interest in the 64GB version of the OnePlus 2 in North America and Europe, so we have removed the 16GB version from those store pages as of this week,” OnePlus told TechRadar.
“We will continue to offer the 16GB version in limited markets such as India, where customers are more interested in an option for different amounts of storage.”
With the 16GB model now removed from the OnePlus online store in the U.S. and Europe, the device now starts at $389 — but you get 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM (as opposed to just 16GB of storage and 3GB of RAM) for your money.
If you still need a more affordable option, then you could consider the new OnePlus X at $249 instead. It’s smaller than the OnePlus 2 and has slightly older internals, but it is better looking, and boasts some nice advantages — including a better AMOLED display, and expandable storage.