When OnePlus let us in on their production schedule over a week ago, they told us that they’d seen overwhelming demand for the 64GB Sandstone Black model. They vowed to shift production focus accordingly while not totally alienating the base 16GB model.
Things have changed now, though, with the company saying demand for the Sandstone Black model has gotten so heavy that they are delaying production of the 16GB Silk White model. Sandstone Black is now expected to arrive as early as late May or early June, while there’s no window at all for the 16GB model.
It’s not too surprising that demand for the 64GB model has skyrocketed. You tell someone they can get a 16GB superphone for $300 or pay $50 more for quadruple the storage, and they’ll probably be throwing money at you so fast you’d think autumn arrived early.
It’s unfortunate that there’s no estimate for 16GB production for those looking for that model, but if OnePlus’s history of openness and honesty is anything to go by it shouldn’t be long before they update us on those plans.