In less than one week, OnePlus is expected to launch its premier flagship phones with 5G network access, IP68 dust & water resistance, Warp 30 wireless charging technology, and many more superior features to expect. Just like other providers, the company will be releasing two models for this phone series, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 which will differ in size and price.
Recently, Roland Quandt has just dropped highly probable price guess and this is the missing link of what everyone is anticipating for this phone. He highlighted that the company will now be focused on more expensive price on their upcoming phones to battle against the popular flagship phone manufacturers. However, it has received criticisms across the globe as they are abandoning its roots as they are the pioneers in selling cheap flagship-level phones.
Specifically, Quandt has mentioned that the OnePlus 8 will be sold for at least €719 to €729 (~Php40,000) on all European physical stores with an 8GB/128GB capacity. Consequently, the 12GB/256GB variant will cost at least €819 to €829 — maintaining the €100 cost difference just like any other premium smartphone. Surprisingly, the OnePlus 8 Pro costs at least €919 to €929 for an 8GB/128GB version. Meanwhile, the 12GB/256GB model will be launched for at least €1,009 to €1,019 (~Php56,000).
However, the company has pointed out that there is no huge change from the last high-end phone that they have released last October 2019 which was the OnePlus 7T with a €589 to €599 price. It will also be one of the first 5G phones to be released in the European market that is backed with an X55 Snapdragon chipset. Other features include a 4,500mAh battery capacity that can be wirelessly charged from none to 50% within 30 minutes.
2020 may still not the year where 5G connectivity is a requirement for a smartphone but high-end customers would rather choose it if it’s available.
If you want to know more about the upcoming OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, check out our article here.