OnePlus 5 has been around for less than two weeks, but the phone is nowhere to be seen on the official website of the company in some countries, at least for the high-end 8GB/128GB variant.
Yes, you read that right. Bumping into the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the new OnePlus 5 has become a serious issue, but expectations are that the phone will be back in stock sooner than later. The best part of the story is that unlike before, the phone has also been selling through a number of third-party retailers and one of them is Banggood.
The retailer, similar to many others, has also run out of stock of the phone, but it has promised that everything will be back to normal starting July 20. Just so as to ensure that potential buyers don’t think otherwise, the retailer is offering a decent discount on the base model of the OnePlus 5, which has 6GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
Usually, the retailer sells the phone at $569.99, but if you pre-order it and apply the coupon code oneplus5 at checkout, you get a cool 13% off this price, which amounts to about $74. This means that you’ll end up paying just $495.89 for the base model of the OnePlus 5, which is not bad at all, especially for markets where the phone is not available via the official OnePlus store.
For this figure, you get a OnePlus 5 phone that packs a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with 1080p resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 on top, a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB RAM and 64GB of non-expandable storage. The cameras are dual 16MP+20MP on the back and 16MP on the front while the battery stands at 3300mAh with support for Dash Charge fast charging technology. For the software, the phone has Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with OxygenOS on top.
Remember, this deal is available on pre-orders of the OnePlus 5, with shipping expected to begin on July 20.