OnePlus 3 price hike coming in the U.K.; blame it on those who voted for Brexit

Even though the OnePlus 3 was just launched two weeks ago, the price of the "flagship killer" may be already poised for a hike in the U.K. You can blame it on those who voted for Brexit. The surprising tally found that most Brits favored the departure of their country from the European Union. The OnePlus 3 is priced at £309 ($415 USD at current conversion rates).

When the results of the balloting became known, the value of the British Pound dropped like a rock. From a price of $1.50 USD to buy a British Pound, England's currency collapsed to $1.34. The value of Britain's currency dropped by more than 10% in hours. The problem for OnePlus is that their margins are so thin, currency fluctuations can quickly force the company to raise prices.

In fact, the only other time that OnePlus felt compelled to raise its prices was early in 2015. Back then, a sharp drop in the Euro to a nine year low against the dollar resulted in OnePlus taking a loss on every unit it sold in Europe. As a result, prices were hiked across the continent.

In its forum post dated today, the company said that it will give its members a further heads up a few days before prices are raised in the region. Before the votes were cast in favor of England's departure from the EU, a OnePlus 3 sold in the country for £309 could be converted to revenue of $463.50 USD. Today, that same £309 would fetch OnePlus $415 USD.



source: OnePlus

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31 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

This could be the most stupid mistake the British made since world war 2. Not that I care, but they still think that they live in the time of glory when they ruled the world. Lol

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So you think you're better then 17 million who voted for Brexit ? Its easy to sit outside and criticize a country but British people are really the ones facing the problem in their daily life. Do you have any clue how corrupt and bureaucratic EU is ? Something that began as trade union has become a political union who now wants to form its own army now. Do you know EU has 90 building in Brussels one of which is a shopping mall exclusively for EU politicians so they can avoid shopping us mere peasants ? There are at least thousand bureaucrat in EU who earn more then British Primw Minister. Switzerland said no to join EU and are much successful and boasts one of the highest standard of living. Idiots on internet think they are smart and rest of the world stupid is nothing new.

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

You mean uneducated, delusional, filled with lies 17 million of people? Love it how the leader of Brexit the next day just said you know what, those major points we were arguing about, well sorry the no brexit were right. NHS wont be getting the 350mil that went to EU. The immigration wont be fixed. Cause you know what? If you want a trade deal with EU you need to open your borders to the EU. So basically people voted brexit to fix their country, but they didn't know they voted brexit just so some other corrupted politicians can f**k the country even more.

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

1. He is not the leader of Brexit. He was representing his own party independently. He or his party never endorsed that argument. 2. Who said we needed trade deal with EU ? We can have independent trade deals with European countries. Many countires like Germany and France have already expressed their interest. Also, being in EU means it not only gives you benefit of trade deals which EU has BUT it even restricts trade with other booming countries in the east like India or China. 3. Immigration can't be fixed but it certainly can be controlled dramatically. 4. Both sides can be accused of misleading the people. Even the Vice Chancellor said government would impose emergency budget. Where is it now ? They even said they'll impose article 50 in a week. Where is it now ? If you watched any of his ITV debate all he did was fear mongering without actually being factual. PS. Watching a John Oliver video on the internet and quoting all his points doesn't make you smarter certainly not calling 17m people uneducated and delusional. Go and do your own research.

23. Shocky unregistered

It technically wasn't a lie as they never promised it, it was suggested. They also pointed out many times it was a the net amount, we technically do give them £350mil a week however due to rebates and the way money is distributed it works out a lot less, but it's still a huge amount lot of money. BREXIT is just about the working class in the UK giving the finger to the establishment, sad but true. A protest vote, whose to say how it will work out long term.

26. Mensadoc

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

Martin_Cooper, It is plain Karma! The lying cheating British historically invaded, looted and impoverished many of today's "Third World Countries". Now it is their turn to face the music! If the EU Bureaucrats have it going good for them, good for them! Your Queen & her ancestors has been living on borrowed glory for many years...now it is time to hawk the family silver!

17. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

So your explanation to why UK quit EU to the 100,000s losing their jobs, flocks of small business owners going bust, kids having hard time studying abroad, is that the EU is 'corrupt' (ukip keeps telling this, so it must be true) , and that EU bureaucrats are well paid? Okay...

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL.........classic tory fear mongering. Kindly, tell me when did 100k people lost their jobs or small businesses went bust ? You don't need to believe what UKIP is telling you (never liked that party anyway) but you're welcome to search on internet yourself. EU is the very definition of red tapeism. Did you know EU has 4 Presidents and do you know who they are? You don't because you never elected HIM !!! There is a difference between 'well paid' and 'paid more then a PM of a developed world' !

19. dexterie

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

I live in Brussels and I have never ever heard of a "mall exclusively for EU politicians" :) Stop spreading lies and don't believe everything you read/listen. The EUref campaign was so idiotic and full of lies and inaccurate data...

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Well then you need to step out of your room once in a while. Something you haven't heard of doesn't mean its inaccurate.

29. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

No, when you make an assertion, you have to back it up with evidence. Please cite the source of your claims.

30. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Go to 12:18 in this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYqzcqDtL3k PS. I encourage you to watch you the whole documentary albeit its long.

31. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

No, that's a film on YouTube. I'm talking reputable sources.

32. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....I assume you're not from UK. That anchor you see is one of the most famous documentary maker here. If you can't be bothered to do your own research and simply call a documentary a non-reputable source then I can't be bothered. Please do research on who is he and then come back to me. That documentary is also endorsed by several reputable people. Google is your friend. I am not here to spoon feed you.

27. Mensadoc

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

The Brits are Frogs in The Pond...lapping up everything that their BREXIT politicians told them! Serves them right!

24. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Well said. Time for a Nexit as well! We should go back to the drawing board and return to the EEC.

25. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

+1. EEC over EU any day ! EU needs to be taught a lesson. I can imagine Hitler and Stalin being jealous of EU. What they couldn't achieve with war EU has achieved without it. Trying to control people without getting elected or held accountable is common amongst all 3 of them.

22. Shocky unregistered

It's complicated and nothing to do with "time of glory", no idea what that means. Anyway, ordered the OnePlus 3 already so don't really care. :-)

28. MadArnie

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

You must be fasting and glucose runs out

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

The US and the UK is fighting for who can f**k their country even more. Brexit and Trump.

8. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

As an American.....I........yeah, that's pretty accurate.

9. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Listen folks!! It started with UK and it will end with US !! (brexit & trump) ! Remember! You heard it first from barney!! Stinson out!

10. bencozzy

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

This is Rothschild propaganda they are butt hurt they lost a whole nation of enslaved humans I only hope the united states can break free.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Uhhh...... maybe I'm missing something here but.....what???

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