Pete Lau says the OnePlus 2 will be priced under $450


OnePlus’s CEO Pete Lau has recently stated that the upcoming OnePlus 2 will not be priced anywhere above $450.

The exact quote from Pete was “I can promise that the OnePlus 2 will be priced under 450 USD”. We’d hazard a guess that this means the price of the device will be $449, but anything’s possible for now.

This means that the OnePlus 2 will also be substantially more expensive that it’s predecessor and will go into direct competition with higher end brands like Huawei, ZTE and Meizu. Despite having its specs teased many times, the OnePlus 2 is still one of the most anticipated Chinese smartphone launches of the year with fans from all around the world eagerly awaiting the release of the flagship device.

What do you think about this announcement about the OnePlus 2? Does this increase in price deter you from purchasing the device, or do you feel this price hike will pay off in the end? Tell us in the comments below.

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22 Comments

  1. mf1gt3r
    July 6, 2015

    Expensive.

    • Andrew P
      July 6, 2015

      It seems like they set their first phone price to low just to get fans, who would buy more expensive phones in the future.

      Once you smell the money, you wan’t more..

      • Mesterio
        July 6, 2015

        “SHOW ME THE MONEY!”

  2. realjjj
    July 6, 2015

    Wonder if they survive to release OP3 next year, doesn’t look likely.
    Last year they had 3 big pluses: proper specs, liked ROM and good price while no microSD was the only major negative. This year it seems they lost all 3 major positives and they are really not giving anyone any reason at all to buy their product.

    • quodvadis
      July 6, 2015

      They even have the negative by using the infamous 810. It’s complete.

  3. Guaire
    July 6, 2015

    So next one probably will be under $600. They are taking care of overwhelming demand problem.

  4. Manjurul Islam
    July 6, 2015

    problem is, oneplus is very late to adopt technology, they are giving snapdragon 810 now when it is a matter of past, in next three to five months, qualcomm will be releasing 820, also nvidia will bring a matured and powerful SoC soon, so oneplus will be in trouble selling reasonable amount of devices like oneplus one if price is not within buyer’s limit.

  5. Mesterio
    July 6, 2015

    I will “Never Settle” for that!

  6. Qidamin
    July 6, 2015

    So what was interesting with Oneplus one was the good price, latest technologies and cyanogenmod…it is all gone, now what else?

  7. eliHd
    July 6, 2015

    one plus is own by bkk electronic and bkk electronic owns oppo and vivo! therefore charging $450 is nothing to them! my next phone could be either huawei honor 7 or lg g4…. we’ll see.

  8. Mido Max
    July 6, 2015

    450$ !!! and still using fu#ken invite system ..

  9. david
    July 6, 2015

    NEVER SETTLE. With NEVER meaning literaly now. OP1 had magic, OP2 has lost everything. Still OP1 is best buy.

  10. Freeje
    July 6, 2015

    So they think they are in the big league now?

  11. Oz
    July 7, 2015

    If is better or equal to Sammy S6, !phone 6 etc, why not $450. I will buy. I have the One+ and I know how good it is. The One+ OTG port can read my 3T byte USB hard drive! Most phone’s OTG can only read 64G Flash/SD drive.

  12. David Košič
    July 7, 2015

    I don’t know why people are complaining it will probably have top end hardware with good software support and still be quite cheaper than Samsung or HTC. They cannot sell the phone without making some profit. The snapdragon 810 alone is 60% more expensive than the 801 was. And now they have their own legit software team which they need to pay as well.

    • Chico Migraña
      July 7, 2015

      810 expensive and hot. Why bother with this brand if there are so many phones like 1+2?

      • David Košič
        July 7, 2015

        Really name a few?

        And about the chip we will need to see since it will be underclocked the heat problems may not be as severe as in the g flex 2. don’t forget the m9 ran without a problem even with the original 810 chip.

  13. Chico Migraña
    July 7, 2015

    Bye bye 1+2, nice to meet you

  14. kawamase
    July 7, 2015

    That is too much. Looking for something else now.

  15. George
    July 7, 2015

    Last night i saw a couple of ads selling the S6 for 450€ brand new,this guy dosen’t stand a chance against proven smashing hit S6

  16. Vlad Mi
    July 7, 2015

    Too much for any phone. Now, when you can get all that you need for 130-250$ its ridiculous to pay more. Top brands are so much overpriced

    • Yeti hand
      July 8, 2015

      Yep