According to recent reports, the OnePlus 8 series will be officially released on April 14. These smartphones will also arrive in China on April 16. Nevertheless, there is a debate on the number of devices in the series. We are certain of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. However, how much will the OnePlus 8 series cost? The company’s CEO recently gave a clue to the price tag of these smartphones. According to OnePlus founder and CEO, Liu Zuohu, the OnePlus 8 supports 5G network and will not sell for more than $ 1,000 in the US.
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Although Liu Zuohu did not disclose the specific price, we already know that the OnePlus 8 is cheaper than the Galaxy S20 5G which costs $ 999.99. Liu Zuohu also said that relative to 4G, 5G faces so many challenges. According to him, most of these challenges are technical. For instance, how to implement multiple antenna layouts in a compact body is a challenge. On the other hand, it is costly. The entire supply chain ranging from raw materials to 5G chip prices are generally rising. However, as production and technology gradually mature, the price of 5G mobile phones will gradually decline. This is certainly a process which will take some time.
Judging from the several flagships released this year, rising prices is an industry trend. Taking the Galaxy S20 series as an example, the Galaxy S20 starts at 6999 yuan, the Galaxy S20+ starts at 7999 yuan, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra starts at 9999 yuan. Compared with the previous generation Galaxy S10 series, the price of the Galaxy S20 series has increased (PS: Galaxy S10 Chinese version starts at 5999 yuan, Galaxy S20 + National Bank starts at 6999 yuan). The latest report does not give us an exact price for the OnePlus 8. However, it is important to note that it will be cheaper than the Galaxy S20 series.