Don’t buy onePlus 9 Pro $ 969 right now – you probably won’t find it. Android Police notes that OnePlus still does not sell the ‘entry’ version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage despite the launch date of April 2. Third parties such as Amazon, Best Buy, B&H and T-Mobile also did not offer the cheaper option. If you want a 9 Pro on time, you have to run for the $ 1,069 12 GB / 256 GB variant – not a big premium, but probably more than you wanted to pay.
A representative said that OnePlus still intended to sell the base model, but did not provide a time frame. It was also not clear why OnePlus postponed the release despite the advanced version being readily available.
This is not entirely surprising. Chip shortages are all too common, and stopping sales for a model can help OnePlus keep supply in line with demand. If so, wait a minute. You may want to consider the regular OnePlus 9 if you are willing to make some compromises in the name at a lower price and short-term satisfaction.