Back when the OnePlus 6T was announced last year OnePlus announced big new partnerships with retailers and networks that made the phone more widely available. Because before UK buyers were limited to going through O2 or the official OnePlus store. The only big UK network that hadn't signed on was Three, for reasons unknown, and despite some speculation that the 6T would eventually come to the network nothing ever materialised. Well until now.
OnePlus has just announced that Three will be stocking OnePlus devices from now on, though it's not clear which ones. Three says that a formal product announcement will be happening soon, which suggests that it will be kicking things off with the OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro. They're due to launch next Tuesday, after all, and it would be strange to announce availability before that fact. But then again that's exactly what happened with the OnePlus 6T, so who the hell knows.
Brendan Arndt, portfolio consultant at Three, said: “We’re really excited to be adding premium smartphone brand OnePlus to our portfolio. OnePlus has had a real impact on the industry since it launched five years ago, constantly challenging more established players. Both Three and OnePlus are focused on making the smartphone experience better.”
The OnePlus 7 launch is taking place all over the world on Tuesday 14th May and kicks off at 4pm UK time.