OnePlus seems to be working on a new trade-in program in collaboration with Amazon India. According to a recent report, it seems like the company wants to offer its users a more affordable way to upgrade to their latest flagship smartphones in the market. Also Read - Microsoft Surface Duo to launch on September 10 for $1,399Also Read - Google and Qualcomm invest $230 million in HMD Global
So in theory, the company is working on a trade-in program where users can give their current OnePlus device to Amazon, and then receive a discount on the latest OnePlus flagship smartphone in the market. There are no details about the program yet, though it is likely to be announced alongside the launch of OnePlus’ flagship smartphone next year. Also Read - OnePlus TV series now available directly from company's online store
The only issue with this trade-in program seems to be the fact that you need to be an existing OnePlus device owner to avail the discount. OnePlus revealed this information in an interview with India Today. This program will make the decision to upgrade to the latest OnePlus flagship smartphone, a much easier proposition for existing owners. It is also likely to make the device owners much more loyal to the company in addition to driving up sale numbers for the future OnePlus devices.
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This information comes right around the time where OnePlus revealed that it will be the first company to launch Snapdragon 855-equipped flagship smartphone in the market in 2019. The company has also teamed up with EE to bring the first 5G-enabled flagship smartphone to Europe. Though, it is likely that the 5G-enabled smartphone is likely to be a new lineup.
At the time of writing, the company is gearing up to launch a new variant of its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6T. The company has teamed up with car-maker McLaren to launch a OnePlus 6T McLaren variant.