It’s really no secret that you can’t buy a OnePlus 3 here; the company’s popular Android handsets have never been sold here, despite their popularity, and so there’s little surprise that the OnePlus 3 won’t be officially sold here either.
We say that’s a real shame. While the phone isn’t perfectly suited to use here, it would nonetheless work fairly well with most of our major networks, except for the fact that you just can’t buy one.
We think OnePlus should stop ignoring the Australian market, and realise that we have a major enthusiast market here, which would likely clamour for the OnePlus 3 if they’d actually sell it. We’ve investigated this before, and were sent some incomprehensible marketing kit about the possibility of selling the OnePlus. Frankly, if that’s the approach for potential country partners, it’s little wonder there’s no local retail channel. Putting up barriers like that is a good way to see a market like ours ignore your product for others.
Let’s do some blue-sky thinking.
What if OnePlus 3 was available locally? What if it shipped from Sydney? What if the pricing were reasonable, and you could buy it from someone you know and trust? What if a limited number were sold on the Ausdroid Shop?
Would you buy one?
Let us know with the poll below, and in the comments with your discussion. We want to share this with OnePlus and make the case for never settling for ignoring the Australian market.