One Plus will charge $100 more for its 5G smartphone next year

One Plus will charge $100 more for its 5G smartphone next year
The 5G technology is likely to make its debut on the market in early 2019, as many carriers and smartphone vendors reiterated their support for the technology. Just about every major carrier in the United States will start offering 5G services to customers in the first half of 2019, but only several handset makers will launch 5G smartphones next year.

OnePlus is one of the companies that confirmed plans to release a 5G smartphone in Q1 2019, which will compete with the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, and Honor. OnePlus also said that its next flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 7 will not support 5G technology and that its 5G smartphone will be a different, more expensive model.

Now, Fudzilla reports that “people close to the matter” claim the price of OnePlus' 5G smartphone will start at $650 (€650), about $100 more than the company's current flagship, the OnePlus 6T.

OnePlus' 5G smartphone is likely to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset and the Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem. The rest of the phone's specs should be similar to the OnePlus 7 since it will be sold as a flagship, but with 5G support in tow.

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17 Comments

1. Vogue1985

Posts: 480; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Get ready, the days of Oneplus being reasonably affordable are coming to an end soon.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Technically they still are reasonably priced when you consider the competition. OnePlus has always been about being more affordable than similar speced phones while offering a similar if not better user experience, Oneplus sells the Flagship killer not the cheap flagship my friend, purposely cheap flagships are what Xiaomi and Honor are all about. I would also like to point out that the 5G flaship is the one that will be much more than the 6T and you can expect the rest of the players to make their 5G option cost more than their 4G ones as well.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Learn to read. Increase in price is for a more expensive and premium phone, not for the normal series.

14. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I'm glad someone actually read it other than me lol

2. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

So they're into money making too now? Damn it oneplus. Et tu, brute?

3. toukale

Posts: 648; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Isn't that the point of every for profit organizations? It's nothing new, companies have used that playbook forever. Start out at the bottom by offering cheap prices to build a users/fan base then once reach a certain level slowly starts to raise prices, before you know it, their prices are not that far apart from the mainstream guys they criticized when they first came into the market. I've seen that playbook many times now so nothing surprising here.

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Still $300-$400 cheaper than other similar phones.

9. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Still made by oppo, still not worth the hype or price. Oneplus was never a good alternative.

15. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You're out of your mind.

5. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

$100 for 5g? Getting greedy already.

8. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Just wait for when Apple adds 5G. $2000 iPhone here we come!

10. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

Apple fooled every other manufacturer into raising prices, but look how they all struggle right now (including Apple) , the only ones who do not are the ones with reasonable prices. OnePlus should learn from the other's mistakes...

11. 36dbldz

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Poco phone is now new OnePlus

16. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Not even close.

12. JuniorJenny

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 13, 2018

that's not fair with us. I am angry on this nonsense

13. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Alot of people are not even reading and thinking. The 5G phone will be different so in other words it will be premium MIGHT be comming with wireless charging and water proof most likely. While the 7 and 7T will keep the prices down and not have thos features most likely. If this happens i'll get the 5G.

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

People only read what they want and then they pout.

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