In case you’re wondering if the upcoming 5G flagships will cost more than the current ones, we finally have a clue regarding the same.
Talking to The Verge, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that the upcoming 5G smartphones will cost $200 to $300 more. “It’s hard to know because there’s a lot of specifics still to look at, but it’s likely in the neighborhood of $200-300 more,” he said.
It’s also worth noting that the company is working on a 5G successor of OnePlus 5T as well as a 4G model for cost-consious userbase.
Lau also said that depending on the OEM, the price hike might vary. It’s very possible that some players might try to offer lower pricing to capture marketshare.
He added that OnePlus is working on 5G phones and trying to bring them to the market before others because the customers are demanding the feature. While it might be risky given the lack of 5G infrastructure, it makes sense for a company that is known to push boundaries with top-notch specifications.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) December 5, 2018
In related news, the company will use the first smartphone running Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and running on UK’s EE 5G network. EE has recently announced its plans to target 16 cities for the initial 5G launch in early 2019.