The OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds have been sold out in the European Union within three minutes of being released on OnePlus.com, with the company's co-founder Carl Pei promptly taking to Twitter to boast about the achievement. The Shenzhen, Guangdong-based electronics maker hasn't clarified how many units it had in stock for consumers in Europe and it remains to be seen whether its American arm clears its inventory as quickly as the European one did once the in-ear headphones are released in the United States later today. The gadget itself launched alongside the Silk White variant of the OnePlus 6, the firm's most powerful Android flagship to date which was officially announced in mid-May.
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless retail(ed) at €69 in Europe and will come with a $69 price tag in the U.S., seeking to compete with much more expensive audio solutions. It's presently unclear when OnePlus will be able to restock its European supplies, with this state of affairs being a common occurrence with its products; while the company has been growing at a rapid pace in recent years, with every new handset from its workshop outselling its direct predecessor, its manufacturing scale increases remain relatively conservative, as evidenced by the fact that its devices often end up being in limited supply during the first several months of their official commercial availability. That's also currently the case with both Midnight Black OnePlus 6 models which have been out of stock in the U.S. for several days now.
In recent Twitter interactions with consumers, Mr. Pei said OnePlus failed to anticipate the demand for the Bullets Wireless in Europe, having added that the company is working on making more units available for purchase as soon as possible. The Bullets Wireless have yet to receive an Indian release date, whereas anyone who attended the OnePlus 6 launch event in London and pre-ordered the Android smartphone with free earbuds using a coupon code provided on site will receive them in the coming days, with Mr. Pei confirming those units will be shipped this week.