T-Mobile Confirms More People Lined up at Its Flagship Store to Buy the OnePlus 6T Than iPhones
The OnePlus 6T is making a splash already. According to reports, the handset has garnered a lot of interest, with long queues outside its London pop-up shop. Same is the case in New York, where the phone seems to be more popular than Apple’s iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max per initial reports.
T-Mobile Fails to Provide Statistics on Popularity of OnePlus 6T
Given that Apple creates a lot of buzz with its smartphone launches; it is nothing short of remarkable that OnePlus’ latest phone is receiving a lot more attention than the 2018 iPhones. According to T-Mobile, the number of people who queued up for the OnePlus 6T is greater than the individuals who stood outside the store for the iPhone XS. For the uninitiated, the OnePlus 6T was announced last Monday in New York and it started retailing shortly afterward at T-Mobile’s flagship Times Square store.
A Business Insider reporter was told that the Times Square store saw a larger crowd of people waiting to get the OnePlus 6T.
“On Monday, T-Mobile’s flagship store in Times Square saw a larger crowd of people waiting to buy the OnePlus 6T than it did for the new iPhones, a T-Mobile employee there told me.”
T-Mobile hasn’t revealed how many units of the phone have been sold so far. However, judging by the initial response, OnePlus 6T is going to be one of the most sought-after phones this year and probably OnePlus’ best selling device too. T-Mobile is OnePlus 6T’s exclusive carrier in the U.S. right now, and it is selling the Midnight Black variant which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
Although this variant costs $579, you can save 300 bucks by trading in an eligible device. This is quite a bargain for a flagship phone, and afterward, the total is going to be nearly $700 less than the $1,000 phones sold by Apple and Samsung. That explains the long lines for the phone. Currently, the OnePlus 6T can only be bought from T-Mobile stores but pre-orders are going to begin in a few minutes.
Given that OnePlus got a chance to enter the U.S. market while other Chinese smartphone makers were denied entry on the grounds of espionage, it is crucial that the company makes its mark. And by the looks of it, the company has already pulled that off.
Source: Business Insider