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Only surprise for OnePlus fans with firm's latest tilt at the mid-market is a sub-€400 price tag

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I'm watching this one

I got a OnePlus 3 back in summer 2016 (it launched in June, think I got mine in July), was around £350 at the time. Still using it currently, although it's a bit stuttery these days, and the battery doesn't last too long any more (and charges very quickly!).

They updated it all the way to Android 9, (which was one extra OS update people were not expecting). Security updates only ran out in October last year, so they basically provided 3 years and 4 months of security updates. (The replacement model 3T came out in Nov 2016, so looks like they basically patched the phone for 3 years after it was replaced, rather than 3 years after launch).

I think that regular updates, the fact the phones don't come filled with bloat, and that they tweak the stock OS with features people might actually use (like improved customisation options etc.), are why they have a bit of brand loyalty.

My only real issue has been the price of everything after mine, just going up and up.

I'm not going to pre-order, I'll wait for the hands-on reviews to come out, but this is potentially a purchase from myself in maybe a month or so from now.

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