OnePlus 5T Pricing Could be Higher Than OnePlus 5, Hints Pete Lau

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 7

The OnePlus 5T flagship killer will be getting unveiled in the next week. There are conflicting rumors about the OnePlus 5T’s pricing. A recent report had claimed that the Chinese manufacturer would be selling the OnePlus 5T with the same pricing as OnePlus 5. However, a recent tweet by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau suggests that the OnePlus 5T would be carrying a higher pricing.

Lau claims that the prices of the mobile phone components are increasing faster than the housing costs in Shenzhen. This suggests that the OnePlus 5T may debut with an expensive pricing. Also, earlier in this week, when a OnePlus fan had asked him whether 4,000 Yuan is sufficient for buying OnePlus 5T, Lau responded by saying that it is enough. Since then the rumor mill is speculating that the highest configuration model of the OnePlus 5T that is expected to feature 8 GB of Ram and 128 GB of storage may arrive with a pricing of 4,000 Yuan (~$602).

The OnePlus 5 with 64 GB and 128 GB storage options respectively cost 2,999 Yuan (~$452) and 3,499 Yuan (~$527). The upcoming OnePlus 5T is speculated to feature a 6-inch full screen display that may increase the cost of the OnePlus 5T. Moreover, OnePlus 5T is speculated to come with some improvements in other departments such as dual rear cameras and battery. These enhancements are also speculated to increase the cost the of the OnePlus 5T.

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The original OnePlus One smartphone from 2014 was introduced with a pricing of $299. The Chinese firm has been consistently increasing the cost of its successor models. OnePlus had increased the price of the OnePlus 5 by $40 over its predecessor model. Hence, it seems that the OnePlus 5T may arrive with a slight increase in its price tag. It is speculated that the OnePlus 5T’s 64 GB model may be priced around $519 and the 128 GB model could cost nearly $579.

As far as specs are concerned, it is rumored to be driven by Snapdragon 835 chipset. It may feature a larger battery of 3,450mAh battery. The back panel is speculated to include a pair of 20-megapixel cameras and a front-mounted 16-megapixel camera. The company has confirmed that OnePlus 5T will retain the 3.5mm audio jack.

What’s your opinion on the OnePlus 5T? Will it cost higher than OnePlus 5? Share us your thoughts by adding your comments below.



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