In an interview with CNET, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau made several statements about the company’s 5G-powered smartphones in the future. During the interview, Pete Lau stated that the OnePlus 8 Series devices we expect to be introduced very soon will have 5G connectivity support.
Of course, Pete also made it clear that when it is intended to manufacture a higher quality product. The costs are higher and therefore the final price of the product will be too. Although the company had always been characterized as one of the brands with the best value for money in the market, it is clear that new technologies such as 5G have their costs. A number of experts orient us on the price tag in the region of $800.
Meanwhile, Some netizens asked on weibo, that 5G costs will be much higher than 4G, right? Pete Lau replied: Yes.
Some netizens speculated that Pete Lau suggested that the price of OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro would rise.
Judging from the Snapdragon 865 model released this year, the prices are increases an industry trend. Taking the Galaxy S20 series as an example, the Galaxy S20 starts at $1006, the Galaxy S20 + starts at $1150, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra price starts at $1438. Compared with the previous generation Galaxy S10 series, the price of the Galaxy S20 series has increased.
Back to the OnePlus 8 series, there is little suspense in the price increase of these two new flagships. The most important factor is the rising cost. Lastly, some industry insiders point out that not only is the cost increase due to 5G. But also the improvement of hardware such as screens, camera modules, memory, storage, etc.
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