Hot on the heels of CEO Pete Lau's tweet that the OnePlus fans will "appreciate what's coming
" despite that the "cost of smartphone components is rising
," comes a new leak which claims that the upcoming 5T
handset will cost the same as its predecessor. In fact, the source posted what it says a table with the OnePlus 5T
model pricing, allegedly sourced from a local carrier, which shows two versions of the handset will be in play, just as the rumors suggest.
The 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage model carries the $505 equivalent price tag, while the 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage high-ender would go for $581, which is pretty close to what the current OnePlus 5
model used to command. When it was in stock, that is. This is closer to the Indian prices, says the source, while in the US the phone was tagged a bit lower, so there is every chance that OnePlus will fulfill its sub-$600 pricing hint
Needless to say, we will know for sure when the OnePlus team takes the stage on Thursday, but here's to hoping it will be one of the least expensive phones with Snapdragon 835 and the tall 18:9 display ratio this year.