Ever since the rumours regarding the OnePlus 5T started circulating over the internet, speculations about hardware and prices began flowing. Now that the OnePlus 5T is less than a week away from its launch and few of its features have already been revealed, its looks safe to conclude that the OnePlus 5T will be expensive than its predecessor, the OnePlus 5.
OnePlus 3 that made its mark in June 2016 carried a price tag of ₹ 27,999 for the 64GB variant in India, and it was later followed by the OnePlus 3T in December (which costed ₹ 2,000 more than the OnePlus 3). OnePlus 3T was equipped with an improved front-facing camera and a larger capacity battery while rest of the hardware remained the same.
Now, the OnePlus 5T promises to be bigger and better than the OnePlus 5 and a recent tweet from the company’s CEO Pete Lau stresses the fact that the OnePlus 5T is set to be more expensive than the OnePlus 5. Mr. Lau has taken to Twitter to say that smartphones are constantly getting better, but the cost of their components is also rising. He then tips it off with a promise that OnePlus fans will still appreciate the new device. So, it looks certain that the OnePlus 5T would ship with a small price bump.
Based on recent leaks and the information available right now, the OnePlus 5T will flaunt a 6-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED screen with thin bezels, a pair of revamped camera sensors on its rear, and a bigger battery (to support the relatively larger screen). Another notable aspect of the OnePlus 5T is that the fingerprint reader will now move to the rear to give way to a bigger display.
Pete Lau had mentioned earlier on Twitter that the OnePlus 5T would retain the 3.5mm headphone jack, which users would surely love, but how will the users react to an expensive OnePlus device remains to be seen. The BBK Electronics-owned smartphone brand has been successful in increasing the price of its smartphones steadily over the past three years. Well, its just less than a week for everyone to find out.