The OnePlus 9 Pro’s new camera block. [credit:
The global chip shortage is claiming another victim.
Android Police reports that OnePlus is canceling the base model of the OnePlus 9 Pro for the US. During the phone’s March 2021 announcement, OnePlus said the device would start at $969 for a version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but that model is not coming out. Instead, the phone is effectively getting a price increase in the US, as only the $1,069 version with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will be sold in the US.
OnePlus started selling the $1,069 SKU on time in April, but the $969 version was never for sale in the US and never went up for preorder. OnePlus gave Android Police the following statement: