Many of us would dearly love to see OnePlus make an appearance in Australia. It’s something that the Ausdroid team discussed with Carl Pei at Mobile World Congress in 2019, with a very positive response. While there isn’t any official word from OnePlus as yet, there seems to be growing evidence that they’re considering it.
We’ve had a couple of tips (Thanks Al and David) that the Australian OnePlus link, https://www.oneplus.com/au that now shows the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro which, as noted, is potentially a positive sign. Unfortunately, this link appears to simply be a redirect from the main OnePlus page that also has a note that shows some customisation and that it hasn’t had any focus for some time:
Thank you for the amazing support. We’re putting sales for this region on hold until we’re sure our Aussie fans can get the best OnePlus experience. We’ll continue to provide the promised after-sales support for OnePlus 5 users in Australia.
While we have not heard form OnePlus about any Australian plans outside of the usual “we are always looking at future expansion” type answers it’s definitely something that we’ll be keeping our eyes on and hoping for more development soon. We do not expect it to change any time soon but come 2021 and post-COVID times we will return to our optimistic stance on it.
For a company like OnePlus, the Australian market could be a great supplement to their developing market share. The question is though, would the sales be worth the investment to enter the new market?