OnePlus CEO Pete Lau says the OnePlus 5 will be easy to buy
In addition, Lau's remark could also be seen as a response to a rumor (since debunked) that OnePlus was about to bring back the controversial invitation system that requires a OnePlus purchaser to be invited to buy a phone. OnePlus used the system as a way to match up supply with demand. As a new company when it released the OnePlus One in 2014, it couldn't afford to spend the money to build handsets on spec.
In addition, there is talk that the OnePlus 5 will be priced higher than its previous releases. This way, the company can take advantage of the strong demand for the new phone. One version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage could be priced in the $500 area. A premium variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage could fetch close to $600. That is 25% more than the $479 that the high-end version of the OnePlus 3T was going for when it was launched in November.
source: PeteLau (via Weibo) via AndroidHeadlines