Indian market prices for new OnePlus phones and accessories may have leaked out
OnePlus is rumored to start its 2020 product-launch cycle with new phones at decidedly premium prices. The OEM is now said to crack €1000 (~US$1094) with its top-end 8 Pro SKU. Now, this leak has been echoed by a similar one that applies to the Indian market.
It asserts that the base 8 model from this new line-up will start somewhere between INR 43990 (~$579) and 45990 (~$608). This may apply to the vanilla phone's 8GB RAM SKU, whereas INR 47990-49990 (~$632-658) may increase this RAM to 12GB.
There is also likely to be an 8 Pro variant in this series, in which wireless charging and enhanced quad rear cameras may debut. It is thought to start at INR 61990-63990 (~$816-842), but may go all the way up to INR 67990 (~$895) for a 12GB/256GB top-end unit.
These prices may in fact strike some consumers as somewhat of a let-off, especially compared to their hypothetical Euro counterparts. Then again, the blog responsible for these new claims (True-Tech via 24Techie) does not mention whether the recent GST increase is accounted for in this alleged costing scheme or not. In addition, they have just been publicly disputed by Ishan Agarwal on Twitter.
Either way, this leak also incorporates the recently-verified Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger, as well as the less-ascertained Bullets Wireless Z wireless earphones. The latter, which are thought to come in new colors that may match or complement those of the 8 Pro (pearly white, green and dark purple), may go for INR 3990 (~$53). This may help support a projected lack of TWS or premium status in these 'buds.
As to OnePlus' first-gen wireless charger, it has 2 prices in INR in this leak for some reason: 4990 (~$66) and 5990 (~$79). There is much to be made of this potential detail, but may also simply mean that one SKU of this completely new accessory comes with a branded cable and one does not.