We all know that OnePlus is going to release the OnePlus 5T this month. It was long rumored, but it was finally confirmed in an official statement from the company. We do know that the 5T will feature similar specs to the original 5, aside from the larger screen. Pricing on the 5T was expected to exceed the cost of the original 5, but according to a new report that’s not the case.
TechRadar has allegedly obtained a confidential document that has pricing info on the OnePlus 5T. While it is not official pricing for what the device will retail for on oneplus.net, it is pricing through O2, a British carrier. The price in the document matched what the original OnePlus 5 retailed for. Although it is not official, it is a good hint that the OnePlus 5T won’t see a price increase. That means the 5T will come with a variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage priced at $479. The variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will remain at $539.
This is surprising because every OnePlus model to date has seen a price increase. The most similar situation was last year’s 3 and 3T. The latter was $50 more than the original OnePlus 3. OnePlus is likely thinking that their competition around $600 is too stiff to justify the price increase. For around $600, you can easily purchase an LG G6, Galaxy S8, or the recently slashed Essential Phone.
Now this is just a rumor and nothing official, so we’ll likely have to wait until the November 16 unveiling. The device will then be available for purchase on November 21.