OnePlus has gained momentum gradually over the last couple of years, in part as a result of its decision to sell its smartphones on an invite-only basis. And while the OnePlus 3 may not be restricted in the same way, it does seem that demand for the device is set to drastically outstrip supply, leaving prospective buyers disappointed.
British customers have been particularly hard hit, to the point where the lack of stock has left many without their new device as they wait for the manufacturer to catch up with deliveries, according to Tech Radar.
The good news is that anyone who has been adversely impacted by the high levels of demand will be receiving a free voucher to the value of £16, which they can spend on any other accessories and items from the official OnePlus site. With free shipping on all orders, this is simply a gift of gratitude from the firm as well as a small apology for the delays.
OnePlus should have got its manufacturing line and supply chain up to speed next week, so orders for its third handset placed after this point will be fulfilled in a far shorter time frame.