This could be something of an issue as the 3T is a pricier device, meaning buyers will have no choice but to spend more cash if they want to experience what OnePlus has to offer.
With a 5.5 inch 1080p screen, a powerful Snapdragon 821 processor and a hefty 6GB of RAM, the 3T certainly sounds good on paper. It will also cost just £399 in the UK, which is still significantly more affordable than equivalently powered devices from manufacturers like Samsung and LG.
Other hardware improvements that the 3T offers over its now defunct sibling include a 3400mAh battery, which should provide more life from a single charge, along with a 16 megapixel front-facing camera for crystal clear selfies.
The OnePlus 3 was rated as one of the best smartphones of the year, bringing high end performance to a mid range price point. Its replacement seems like a worthy successor, although the elimination of the 3 altogether may be seen as unfortunate by some.