You no longer have find £330 upfront to own the OnePlus 3, with the news that O2 is now offering the phone on monthly contracts.
Until now the phone has only been available to buy off-contract and SIM-free. But its arrival on O2 means you can spread the cost of the phone over a standard 24-month contract.
The cheapest O2 contract is £23 per month with nothing to pay upfront. That gets you 500MB of data and 500 minutes per month, plus unlimited texts.
For heavier users there’s a £35-per-month contract, once again with no upfront charge. Allowances here are 3GB of data per month and unlimited minutes and texts.
Both tariffs are part of O2’s Refresh scheme, which is a more flexible form of contract that makes it easier for you to upgrade to a new phone mid-way through the contract term.
Until recently OnePlus phones have largely been the choice of committed tech fans and smartphone cognoscenti and were in such demand among that constituency that previous models were initially available on an invite-only basis.
However, the phone’s availability on O2 suggests they could be about to cross into the mainstream.
Key features of the handset include a 16-megapixel camera with 4K video recording, an aluminium construction, a fast-charge mode and a 3000mAh battery.
Powered by a simplified version of Android dubbed OxygenOS, the OnePlus 3 also features a 5.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen and a quad-core Qualcomm processor.