Speaking to TechRadar, a company spokesperson confirmed the news and also stated that this will affect Europe customers along with those in the US. “According to feedback we have seen much greater interest in the 64GB version of the OnePlus 2 in North America and Europe, so we have removed the 16GB version from those store pages as of this week.”
What this means is that customers who want the phone will need to shell out a bit more cash in order to get the phone. The 16GB model was priced at $329 but customers will now need to pay $389 for the 64GB option. Granted the price jump isn’t as severe as Apple’s iPhones, but given that the phone was meant to be affordable, we can only imagine that some potential customers might be put off by this.
That being said, the OnePlus 2 16GB model will continue to be available in other markets. “We will continue to offer the 16GB version in limited markets such as India, where customers are more interested in an option for different amounts of storage.”