April 21, 2024


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OnePlus 8 phones to cost less than $1,000, exec confirms

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are drawing near as the April 14 global announcement date is less then two weeks away. The most recent batches on info on the two handsets have actually come courtesy of none other than company CEO and co-founder Pete Lau. The latter has now shared some extra details on pricing. Sadly he didn’t get any more specific than “under $1,000 US price.”

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 (left) and OnePlus 8 Pro (right)

He claimed that even the most expensive version of the OnePlus 8 smartphones with 5G will be less expensive than Samsung’s cheapest Galaxy S20 5G phone, which starts at $999.99.” So with that particular reference point it seems the OnePlus 8 Pro will likely be just short of a four-digit price tag, while the regular OnePlus 8 should be comfortably below that.

The OnePlus 8 phones will have an S865 chipset, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage

The exec even suggested that “the OnePlus 8 phones could be the most affordable 5G phones of 2020”, although that probably only concerns the US market. As you might recall Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite for €350 and we doubt any of the OnePlus 8 phones will be able to match that.

OnePlus 8 colors
OnePlus 8 colors
OnePlus 8 colors

OnePlus 8 colors

Of course the cheapest upcoming OnePlus phone, likely to be called OnePlus Z might have other ideas, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer for that one.


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