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