The OnePlus 5 is in the offing and this time around, the company took everyone by surprise after they announced that the OnePlus 3T will be discontinued globally. They later clarified that OnePlus 3T will still be sold in India but as far as the rest of the world is concerned, it will be discontinued.
OnePlus has now announced a new referral scheme in which every successful referral from a OnePlus customer will help them fetch $20 or the equivalent amount in their currency. This referral bonus, however, needs to be added to your account within 30 days and the same needs to be spent on the OnePlus store.
This is how it works you refer your friend via a unique referral link. They get a $20 Store credit for accessories and gear once they use the link to purchase the OnePlus smartphone. The referrer, i.e you, in this case, will get 100 referral points which can be used against any accessory purchase and approximately translates into an actual discount of $10.
It seems like the company wants to reward its fans who have been helping them since the very inception. This is the first time the company will be discontinuing a smartphone right after the arrival of its successor and the referral offer might only help them sell the remainder of OnePlus 3T stocks faster. Since OnePlus is not discontinuing the 3T in India, the referral offer is also not valid for the Indian buyers. That being said, OnePlus has recently announced a cashback offer for OnePlus 3T considering that you buy the phone from their official website.
It’s evident that OnePlus once again wants to fall back on its fans for marketing, something they had been doing right in the beginning with the invite system for the OnePlus One. The OnePlus 3T is still a formidable choice if you are looking out for flagship performance with features like dash charge at a more affordable price point. Well in the recent past smartphones like Mi 6 have intensified the competition but the OnePlus has its own loyal user base that it usually taps into.
OnePlus 5 has been leaked a couple of times and recently the camera samples from the OnePlus was teased. Yes, the hype around the device has already been created and the device will mostly be launched as soon as June 15th.