October 23, 2020

OnePlus 8 series pricing estimates leak, get ready to see 4-digit numbers

If you want the top-of-the-line OnePlus 8 Pro, you're probably going to spend over $1,000.

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At this point, there’s not much we don’t already know about the OnePlus 8 series, scheduled to launch officially next week. However, we’ve been missing reliable rumors about pricing. Now we’ve got some, and the rumored OnePlus 8 Pro price, in particular, is pretty intense.

According to WinFuture — which has proven to be a reliable source for rumors such as these — the cheapest phone in the OnePlus 8 series will start somewhere in the range of €719 and €729 (~$782/$793). If that’s true, it’s likely the phone would retail for $779 here in the US. That would be a pretty high jump in the starting price, considering the OnePlus 7T from as recently as October started at $579.

Still, $779 is not an exorbitant price for a smartphone with the latest Snapdragon processer, 5G connectivity, a triple-lens rear camera, tons of RAM, plenty of internal storage, and the reliable software updates OnePlus is known to offer.

Related: Warp Charge 30 wireless charging is coming to OnePlus 8 series

However, the rumored OnePlus 8 Pro price is a lot more intense and drastically different from the starting price of the OnePlus 7T Pro from October and the OnePlus 7 Pro from May 2019. According to WinFuture, the entry-level OnePlus 8 Pro price could land in the range of between €919 and €929 (~$1,000/$1,011). For comparison, the OnePlus 7 Pro started at $669 less than one year ago.

To make matters worse, the top-of-the-line OnePlus 8 Pro price reaches into Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus territory. Allegedly, the OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage could cost somewhere in the range of €1,009 or €1,019 (~$1,098/$1,109). Once again, for comparison, the OnePlus 7 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage cost $749.

Judging from what WinFuture has told us, here are our estimated prices for the OnePlus 8 series in US dollars:

  • OnePlus 8 (8GB RAM / 128GB storage) — $779
  • OnePlus 8 (12GB RAM / 256GB storage) — $879
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM / 128GB storage) — $979
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM / 256GB storage) — $1,079

Keep in mind that these are rumored prices. It’s very possible these could be wholly inaccurate or changed at the last minute by OnePlus. However, one thing is pretty much a given at this point: there will very likely be a huge jump in pricing for the OnePlus 8 series as compared to the phones in the OnePlus 7 series.

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