OnePlus CEO hints at OnePlus 5T pricing: Won't exceed $600, probably

OnePlus' own CEO Pete Lau might have just dropped a rather saucy hint about the pricing of the upcoming OnePlus 5T.

When asked on Weibo if 4,000 yuan (around $603) would be enough to buy the next OnePlus phone, the CEO chimed in with "Enough", heavily implying that the device will most certainly cost up to $600. Of course, this doesn't mean the phone will explicitly cost $599, but it falls perfectly in line with the pricing we expect.

OnePlus started as a company that stuck to a rather aggressive pricing but has been jacking up prices ever since, with almost each OnePlus generation scoring a significant, $70-$100 price hike over the preceding model. As the OnePlus 5 started off at $479 for the 6GB/64GB model and capping at $539 for the 8GB/128GB one. With the above-mentioned price increases in question, we'd say the upcoming OnePlus 5T might cost something around those levels:

  • 64GB / 6GB RAM model - $540 US / €550/ CNY 3,500;
  • 128GB / 8GB RAM model - $600 US / €650 / CNY4,000.

Of course, this is still a rumor, and despite the fact it's coming from the highest level of OnePlus management, it should still be taken with a grain of salt at least for the vaguety of it. If anything, we'd wait for OnePlus to officially announce the 5T in New York in the coming weeks before we would know for sure.

Meanwhile, feel free to check out the device that's expected to 'donate' its design to the upcoming OnePlus 5T and also check out our comprehensive rumor review of the latter, both available right below.

source: Weibo via PlayfulDroid

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  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Cat97

Posts: 1978; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

$449 if they want to sell more than the Essential's 5000 units until the heavy price drop.

2. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

I doubt that, it'll definitely sell good even at $600, although I do wish for $450 price tag but it definitely won't happen.

3. Telemike

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

Need a $399 or less option. My $250 Moto G5 Plus 4/64 does everything I need

5. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

True that.. I'm also using moto g5 plus.. and it is really good for the price. Spending north of $400 makes no sense at all!

16. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Nobody's expecting flagship specs for under $400 though. That kind of money gets you a Snapdragon 630 and 3 GB RAM (see: Moto X4).

4. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

S8 can be found for 500$, good luck OP and other Chinese good enough but not great phones,.

12. xocomaox

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Refurbished with no warranty? The S8 launched at $750.00 USD and it is currently offered for sale (unlocked) for $724.99 USD from Samsung. This is higher than the base price of the OP5T by at least $100. We can list many phones that are old and have been marked down since launching, which might have better pricing than a newly launched OP5T, but what would the point of that be?

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Don't be ignorant. It's available at ~500 from other official retailers, Samsung never drops the price on their own website with the same year of release.

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This is pure manipulation. They came in saying, flagship killer but now flagships might kill them eventually. The only thing they set them apart from others is the Price.

7. splus

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

OnePlus 5 has already reached an upper edge with its price. If the price for 5T goes further up (which is expected) then it'll put OnePlus squarely up there with other premium brands. But the problem is that OnePlus doesn't make phones that are AS good as premium phones from other brands, such as Samsung, LG and HTC. In other words - if the price goes up too much then OP phones won't be a good value any more. OP will become just another Chinese phone company, one of many...

8. raky_b

Posts: 420; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Well, s8 costs around 500€ in Europe, so good luck with that One+.

9. plsnoregforcomments

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Let us bet: 399 USD is the price Xiaomi would charge for it, 599.99 USD is the price for the cheapest 5T.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

$120 price hike for a larger screen and better front camera? I doubt that. The internals aren't changing, so I think a $50-60 increase vs the 5 is more likely.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm going to guess $529 for 64 GB, $589 for 128. There's a psychological difference between $600 and under $600. Even if it's only $11.

13. fyah_king unregistered

ZTE blade z max for free is a way better deal. It's super smooth and with crazy battery life.


Posts: 460; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Just throw in the extra cash and get the Razer phone. OnePlus is getting ridiculous now.

18. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1347; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

At this rate the 1+10 will retail for $1200. Didn't they start at $350 and now they're up to $600?

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