O2 has become the first UK carrier to sell OnePlus 3 smartphones in the UK it was announced on Tuesday (27 September).

Starting 29 September, the OnePlus 3 will be available for purchase in O2 stores as well as online with its Westfield White City store hosting a OnePlus pop-up event at 10am. The phone is available on a range of O2 Refresh tariffs that offer data ranging from 500MB to 20GB.

Under the £28 per month tariffs users will get 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB data. The £35.50 a-month tariff will offer unlimited minutes, texts and 3GB data. Interestingly, both the tariffs do not charge any upfront payment.

Magnus McDonald, Head of Devices at O2 said: "As the only operator in the UK to sell the OnePlus 3, we're proud to be bringing our customers more choice when it comes to picking their next flagship phone. The OnePlus 3 offers high quality cutting edge technology and great design at an affordable price and we think our customers will love it."

Commenting on the new agreement OnePlus's co-founder Carl Pei said: "We chose O2 as our exclusive partner in this important market because they have a history of focusing on the most premium smartphones for the most savvy users, which aligns very well with our products and users."

Through O2 Refresh tariff consumers who wish to upgrade from another handset will need to pay off the remaining value of their handset. Besides, those users who want to keep their phone after two years will need to pay for their monthly airtime package.