A Facebook contest may have revealed the OnePlus 5's price
The Provinssi rock festival, which takes place in Finland later this month, is running a giveaway contest on Facebook. That in and of itself may not be terribly interesting, but its choice of prizes is. Aside from gifting two three-day VIP passes to the event to the lucky winner, Provinssi is also giving away a OnePlus 5. What's really interesting about this giveaway is that buried in the official rules are clues that may indicate the price of the OnePlus 5.
How do we get to that supposed price? It's quite simple. According to GSMArena, the official rules state that the total value of the two VIP passes and the phone is worth €948. Furthermore, each VIP pass is worth €199. Now, once you subtract the value of the two passes from the total value (€948 minus €398), guess what you're left with?
That's right, it's the value of the OnePlus 5. In this case, it amounts to €550.
So, if the information found in the contest rules is accurate, then there is a good chance that's what we can expect the OnePlus 5 to retail for, at least in Europe. Switch the euro symbol to a dollar sign, and we might see the exact same price in the US, as previous OnePlus phones have followed the same pattern of keeping the digits and simply changing the sign. In this case, it means a retail price of $550.
A €550 price tag sounds like a lot when compared to the OnePlus 3T, which cost €439, and the OnePlus 3, which went for only €399. But as the OnePlus brand climbs in popularity and recognition, it is almost inevitable that the price of each successive flagship will rise in order to try and match its competitors. In any case, judging by everything we know about the OnePlus 5's specs and design, €550 seems pretty reasonable.