According to a thread on the popular website Reddit, OnePlus India is currently offering users a chance to replace their device batteries for free. The devices eligible for the offer include the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 6, and the OnePlus 6T.
If you want to change your device’s battery, all consumers have to do is pay the cost of labor. For the OnePlus 5T, this amounts to just above INR 473. To avail the offer, people will have to walk into the OnePlus store. If you choose courier pickup, you might incur some additional charges.
No, it’s not OnePlus realizing battery issues or being generous. The reason behind the battery replacement program is that the company has many spare batteries for the said phones. And the demand for these batteries is not going to increase any time soon, which is why OnePlus is trying to dump it.
At least this way, OnePlus will gain some goodwill from its userbase since they are literally throwing away the batteries like pennies. Taking a look at the eligible devices, people who still have these phones might be already looking to change their batteries. If you do not want to take any risks and just walk into the OnePlus store for replacements, you can easily apply for the battery replacement service online, in which case you will only get like 50% discount.