Quietly, mercifully, OnePlus has decided to kill off the 16GB option of its OnePlus 2. First spotted by TechRadar, the change affects customers in the U.S., U.K. and Europe—emerging markets, such as India, will continue to have limited supplies.
Over the past year or so, manufacturers have moved away from the low 16GB option because it simply doesn’t provide enough storage. It makes sense for a company like OnePlus to join that trend, because it no longer has to manufacture two different versions, while maximizing profits with its more expensive 64GB model. The move also helps separate the OnePlus 2 from the OnePlus X, which starts at $249 and comes with 16GB of expandable storage.
“According to feedback we have seen much greater interest in the 64GB version of the OnePlus 2 in North America and Europe, so we have removed the 16GB version from those store pages as of this week,” a OnePlus spokesperson said.
Here in the U.S., the 64GB OnePlus 2 can be purchased for $389; the 64GB model, by the way, also comes with 4GB of RAM as compared to the 3GB of RAM in the 16GB model.
To the 16GB model we say, “Good riddance.” Although the mobile world is increasingly trending toward the cloud, 16GB can fill up quick with apps, photos, videos and more. Just ask an iPhone user who has a 16GB model how that’s working out for them (not well).