That is the million dollar question and no we do not have the answer for that just yet. The “evidence” that has appeared suggests that if we do see it sold directly here it will be for a while.
We have been tipped off via readers in our comments and via our tipster email to a change on the OnePlus Australian store web page that suggests that it will not arrive any time soon. The new wording when you head to the OnePlus AU store is:
It doesn’t get any better according to a tweet from a friend of Ausdroid’s from Pocketnow, Jules Wang who replied to our OnePlus launch tweet with the following:
Spoke with Carl Pei on this Aussie avail. He basically says that:
1) OnePlus is focused on making good phones.
2) Australia essentially got a flash sale for the OnePlus 5.
3) Expanding market availability isn't easy.
4) The 5T will come at some point. https://t.co/haJWXYjbDC
— Jules Wang (@PointJules) November 17, 2017
Reading between the lines, although that doesn’t take a genius, OnePlus are going to concentrate on their current markets for now and don’t plan on expanding to new markets (Australia) any time soon due to the difficult nature of doing so. The good news is that it will eventually come, just not for a while it seems.
There is always one way to find out, an AMA on Reddit. This coming week, Wednesday the 22nd at 2am EDST, some key players in the OnePlus 5T will be doing an AMA on Reddit. The key players involved will be:
- Carl – Co-founder
- Louis S. – OnePlus 5T Product Manager
- Gary C. – OxygenOS Product
- Adam Krisko – Beta Program Project Manager
- Kale W. – Ecommerce Lead
- Tom Bruno – Customer Service
For those who are awake at 2am on Wednesday head on over to Reddit and ask them the question:
When will the OnePlus 5T come to Australia?