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The OnePlus 6 is said to come with a $700 price tag but we're leery

OnePlus 6 renders. (Source: Gizmochina)
OnePlus 6 renders. (Source: Gizmochina)
The OnePlus 6 is about due for an announcement. There have been reports that the device will launch with an MSRP of US$700 for its highest-specced variant. We are, of course, not at all convinced.
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The OnePlus is scheduled to be OnePlus' next offering. The company recently ended sales of the OnePlus 5T, a decision that meant the 5T was on sale for an extremely short period of five months. Rumors of the OnePlus 6 have been on the climb, especially since the announcement of the OPPO R15, a device most expect to offer the framework for the OnePlus 6.

Not much is confirmed about the OnePlus 6, apart from the facts that it will be powered by a Snapdragon 845, and will feature the same notch seen on the OPPO R15. A report by Gizmochina, however, has supposedly thrown more light on what we should expect from the OnePlus 6's pricing. According to the source, the base OnePlus 6 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage will cost about US$600, while the one with 256 GB of storage—and presumably 8 GB of RAM—will come with a price tag in the region of US$700. 

Those appear to be numbers converted from Chinese currency, so there could be price differentials across the different markets. The figures are still a tad hard to believe, though. The OnePlus 5T with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB launched with a US$499 MSRP, while the one with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage went for US$559. The listed figures here would see a whopping US$100 jump in price tags, which we don't believe to be possible.

OnePlus devices may have seen a steady rise in price tags over the past few generations but in a year where we've had Samsung release a flagship cheaper than its predecessor, we're inclined to think OnePlus wouldn't want to cut against the grain. There's also the fact that the company markets itself as a pseudo-startup providing high value for money devices. Pricing the OnePlus 6 in the same region as the Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn't seem like a sensible move.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 6 is likely to launch with Android 8.1 Oreo. The device showed up for WiFi certification a short while ago, running that version of Android.

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Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1982 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
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Ricci Rox, 2018-04- 3 (Update: 2018-04- 3)