Just over a week ago sales of the much-lauded (by me as well) OnePlus 5 into Australia started. Unfortunately it did not take long for Aussies to jump all over this flagship phone priced at the mid-range and a few of the variants sold out. They have today restocked some of those.
OnePlus were overwhelmed with the interest their device and very quickly sold out of the OnePlus 5 6GB/64GB in Slate Gray (sic) and Soft Gold as well as the 8GB/128GB in Midnight Black. While OnePlus did originally state that stock was limited, and while that may still be true, they have decided to restock the Slate Gray and Midnight Black variants that were sold out (but not the Soft Gold at this stage).
What this means for the Soft Sale is unknown it does mean that they are most likely happy with the sales figures.
We have reached out to OnePlus for comment on whether this means the sales are more permanent. When this “Soft Sale” will end is unknown but it will end at some time because if it is successful they will change over shipping a UK plug to an Aussie plug and to do that you would expect some time is required for that process. (The question has been asked why they did not ship with a Chinese plug, as many Chinese places have an AU plug, just upside down. Most likely the reason is that most Chinese have a US plug as well as or instead of the AU plug so thus they use a US-style plug).
If you were one of those who missed out on your choice of OnePlus 5 head on over to their website now and grab one while you can. Even though sales may be going well there is guarantee they will continue much longer or even be permanent. We have reached out to OnePlus for comment on the length of the Soft Sale and the restocking of the Soft Gold variant.
Were you one of those who have purchased during the Soft Sale? Have you got your phone yet (has it even shipped yet)? How are you liking it? Do you agree with my conclusion that it is the best value phone around at them moment?