By the scoop (via GSM Arena), the OnePlus 8T will cost € 799 for the 8 GB and 128 GB base model.
The variant with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of native storage is expected to cost € 899.
You choose it, I will. Here is my OnePlus 8T “ExClUsIvE” leak in Europe:
8/128: 799 €
12/256: 899 €
Although I still have my doubts but if we look at the 7T 8/128 last year was € 100 cheaper than the 7 Pro 8/128, this price leak makes sense. Also my… https://t.co/inVnykOSin
– Chun (@ chunvn8888) September 21, 2020
In contrast, the OnePlus 7T started at € 599 at launch. the OnePlus 8 was introduced with a base price of € 699.
OnePlus regularly increases the price of its smartphones. With the OnePlus 8, we saw the biggest price increase in company history. The OnePlus 8 was a $ 100 increase over the OnePlus 7T, and at $ 899 the OnePlus 8 Pro cost $ 140 more than the OnePlus 7T Pro.
In defense of the company, the OnePlus 8 duo is powered by the Snapdragon 865 and offers 5G connectivity. The Pro model sports a 120Hz display, and it’s also the company’s first handset to offer wireless charging and also its first water-resistant IP68 phone. And even after the price hike, it didn’t cost as much as Huawei and Samsung phones of the same specification.
While the leak doesn’t mention the OnePlus 8T Pro, we can assume a similar price increase. Looking at the rumored specs, the OnePlus 8T Pro doesn’t look as much of an upgrade over the OnePlus 8 Pro as the 8 Pro over its predecessor, making it a bit harder to digest the supposed price tag. It also means that the beefier model will likely break through the € 1,000 / $ 1,000 barrier.
The OnePlus 8T is expected to retain the same Snapdragon 865 chip and 48MP main sensor as the OnePlus 8. The supposed changes include a slightly larger battery with 65W Quick Charge and 120Hz display.
The OnePlus 8T Pro will likely be powered by the Snapdragon 865 Plus and it might feature a new 64MP main camera.
The Leaky has full confidence in his source, so we hesitate to take this as a fragmentary rumor.
OnePlus expands its portfolio of smartphones
The OnePlus North was launched this year as a budget alternative for consumers who don’t want to buy high-priced handsets. Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen various reports claiming that the company is not only planning to release more midrange, but entry-level phones as well.
The message is clear: if you don’t want to splurge, buy one of the mid-tier or economy-level handsets, as the company isn’t interested in keeping the killer’s flagship tagline.