OnePlus typically hikes the cost of its phones with every new generation, but the OnePlus 5T may not follow that trend to the T. A new report alleges that the company is going to maintain the same price tag as the OnePlus 5 for the upcoming phone.
TechRadar apparently got its hands on some confidential documentation which revealed how much the OnePlus 5T would cost through a business on UK-based carrier O2’s network. The figure listed was supposedly the same as the one for the OnePlus 5.
The publication didn’t actually specify the rates, but the OnePlus 5 was launched at £449 for its 64GB version and £499 for its 128GB one. It follows that these were the rates it saw. The fact that it was a business listing complicates matters, but consumers will probably see the same numbers when the OnePlus 5T goes public.
Another aspect which the report confirms is the fact that the OnePlus 5T will stick to the same 64GB and 128GB options. There was talk of a 256GB model at one point of time, but this looks unlikely right now. If the smartphone really does sell at the exact same cost in the UK, its logical to assume that the same will happen in markets across the world.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has already confirmed that CNY 4000 (roughly $600) would be enough to buy the OnePlus 5T. All will be revealed on November 16 when the device gets announced at an event in New York.