Don’t go shopping for the basic $ 969 OnePlus 9 Pro right now – you probably won’t find it. Android Police Remarks that OnePlus is still not selling the “ entry ” version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage despite the launch date of April 2. Third parties like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and T-Mobile also didn’t offer the cheapest option. If you want a timely 9 Pro, you’ll have to go for the 12GB / 256GB variant at $ 1,069 – not a huge premium, but probably more than what you wanted to pay.
A representative said OnePlus still intends to sell the base model, but did not offer a deadline. It was also not clear why OnePlus had postponed the release despite having the high-end version available.
It is not completely surprising. Flea shortage are too common, and stopping sales for one model could help OnePlus keep supply in line with demand. If so, you could wait a while. You might want to consider the regular OnePlus 9 if you’re willing to compromise in the name of lower price and short-term gratification.