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Today is the OnePlus 9 series
unveiling day, and by this point almost everything there is to know about the upcoming value-for-money handsets has been leaked, tipped, or teased directly by OnePlus.
Everything but one little detail - the price for all those supposedly top-shelf specs at affordable prices. At least prices used to be affordable when OnePlus was the scrappy underdog, but now that it is pouring $150 million in its mobile photography efforts with Hasselblad
, its ambitions are much larger.
Alleged OnePlus 9 Pro price and release date leak out
The phones have already appeared at a European retailer, reports GSMManiak
, and, while the prices are par for the course considering Snapdragon 888 flagships from popular brands, the 9 Pro
one is slightly higher than what OnePlus charged for its predecessor:
- OnePlus 9 Pro price in USD: $1139 (12GB/256GB), $1039 (8GB/128GB)
- OnePlus 9 Price in USD: $905 (12GB/256GB), $805 (8GB/128GB)
- OnePlus 9 series preorder and release date: March 31 preorders, April release (EU)
Of course, these OnePlus 9
prices are after the conversion from local currency, and Europe has higher tax on electronics imports, so the US prices are likely to be at least a Benjamin lower in USD, but still the fact that we may see the first OnePlus phone to really break the $1000 price barrier, is somewhat sobering.
Meanwhile, Ronald Quandt from Winfuture
confirmed the European pricing for the base models, too, and they don't differ from what the 8-series commanded at launch, but it's the top memory models that may break the $999 threshold.