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Analyst takes a guess at the OnePlus 5's price, a dubious poster shows the phone's release date

Analyst takes a guess at the OnePlus 5's price, a dubious poster shows the phone's release date
So, the OnePlus 5 is coming. We don't know when exactly, but seeing how the company's "guerilla marketing" campaign is churning teasers left and right, we are guessing an unveiling should be pretty soon. As usual, it's expected that the "flagship killer" will have top-notch hardware at an aggressive price point. But how much, exactly?

OnePlus is well-known to sell its handsets at bargain prices (considering their class), but every year, the new flagship model costs a bit more than the last. Rumors keep saying that the OnePlus 5 will, indeed, be more expensive than the OnePlus 3T and an analyst has taken a stab at guessing just how much it will cost.

Pan Jiutang, a known analyst, claims that the OnePlus 5's price tag will be around the ¥3,000 mark ($444). Of course, this is the price for China — we assume that it would translate to something like $480 for the US market, judging by current handset pricings.

If that seems a bit steep for a OnePlus device, don't worry — the report suggests that this is the price for a "higher configuration" variant — probably one that has 128 GB of storage. Since this is just an analyst's best guess, we'd say you should take it with a grain of salt, but looking back at how OnePlus handsets have been priced throughout the years, we'd say the guess is very much a possibility.

The evolution of OnePlus prices plus our guess for the OnePlus 5's price tag

The evolution of OnePlus prices plus our guess for the OnePlus 5's price tag



A couple of days ago, an allegedly leaked poster was also circulating online, claiming that the OnePlus 5's release date is the 15th of June. While the date itself does sound plausible, we just couldn't find a solid, confirmable source for the "leaked" poster, so, again, take that salt – it's on us.

The allegedly leaked poster

The allegedly leaked poster


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10 Comments

Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

At 450$. They have increased base price by 50% from the original Oneplus One . No more Outstanding Value considering their poor and non existent support and service history .

Papa.Ji

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

Just pay 800$ 1+ will be happy to provide the best services ..... 1+ after sale service is not that much bad... (they are a bit slow in processing requests)

KingSam

Posts: 1267; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Devices are great and that's what most people care about. I live in Jamaica and wouldn't use customer service anyways.

SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

No duh, dude. Pay them an extra $300 per handset and you can get all the customer service you want. I have seldom used customer services, so I'll be darned if I'm paying an extra $300 for something that likely will be of no use to me.

Dr.Phil

Posts: 2185; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

In case you haven't noticed, almost all phone prices have increased this year. The G6 and S8 cost more than their predecessor, the iPhone 8 is expected to follow suit.

AbhiD

Posts: 482; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

That's retarded comment just like the man on your profile pic. All these years prices of every single phone out there have increased outrageously. Flagships that used to cost $600, now go as high as $900-$1000. So yes, oneplus flagships are as value for money as they were earlier. They still cost half as much

Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Yeah their costumer service is very bad.

Dr.SamX

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Sure, but it is a question of value for money! If I pay 800€ for a Galaxy S8, I have the right to expect exceptional customer support. However, if I get more less the same hardware for 500€, it is a great deal and we have to make some compromises in customer service!

fyah_king unregistered

It keeps going up every year. Lol

CoolTech4U

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

oneplus has become s**t expending more an more on celebrities in India and world promotions. This was never their philosophy. Phonearena letme write an article about it and you can feature it on your site.

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