The OnePlus 9 Pro was sold on April 2, but so far the $ 969 base model, which comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, has not been available for actual purchase in North America. The company had told Android Police April 3 that the base version was still on the way, but now, according to a new statement given to Android Police, it does not actually arrive in the United States or Canada due to “unforeseen delivery restrictions.”
Here is the full statement from Android Police:
“The OnePlus 9 Pro 8×128 GB variant was originally to be sold in North America for $ 969. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen delivery restrictions specific to North American devices, we recently concluded that it is no longer possible to bring this configuration to the US and Canada. In North America, we prioritize the 12×256 GB version to ensure that users have access to the device with the highest specification. ”
This decision means that the only OnePlus 9 Pro model available to US and Canadian consumers is the more expensive $ 1,069 version with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. But if you’re looking for a less expensive OnePlus phone, the OnePlus 9 is still a good option, according to my colleague Allison Johnson’s review. Although it does not have all the bells and whistles of the 9 Pro, it starts at $ 729, making it $ 340 cheaper.