The reaction to the Chinese firm's latest phone has been incendiary to say the least. So much so that demand has outstripped supply, and OnePlus was forced to put a temporary halt on orders. Now, not only have sales resumed, but O2 has been offered exclusivity in the UK.
27/09/2016: OnePlus has partnered with O2 to offer the OnePlus 3 at retail. The deal kicks off on 29 September and available on a range of O2 Refresh tariffs.
Tariffs will begin at £28 per month for 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data, rising to £35.50 for unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 3GB data. Both tariffs come with no upfront payment.
14/09/2016: Sales of the OnePlus 3 have resumed after the company hit the pause button on sales. Sales were frozen for over a month, starting from 9 August in 24 countries to give it time to replenish stock.
Affected countries included Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
04/08/2016: The OnePlus 3 has proved so popular that a pause on sales has been called from 9 August 2016.
OnePlus founder Carl Pei said: "Sales for the following regions will be temporarily paused on oneplus.net from 9 August until 12 September."
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, Spain and Hong Kong. The US and UK are free from the sales freeze.
OnePlus previously warned of price hikes following the Brexit vote.
OnePlus launched the OnePlus 3 during a virtual reality (VR) event earlier this year. Notably the new handset was also made available to buy through the firm's Loop VR app, and for the first time was offered completely free of invitation restrictions on 14 June at 8pm.
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said: "OnePlus was founded with a simple, bold idea: make a better phone that each of us would actually want to use.
"Three devices later, we're providing a better way to give users unrestricted access to premium devices without compromises. The OnePlus 3 brings together what users love most about our smartphones with what they want next."
For the first time, the OnePlus 3 is finished in anodised aluminium, and the unibody design recalls the HTC 10 (even down to the precision-drilled speaker holes).
This is no bad thing, as the OnePlus 3 is easily the most luxurious handset the Chinese smartphone maker has released, so much so it that compares favourably with
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