OnePlus introduced the eight and eight Professional telephones early final week, however didn’t share pricing info for India, certainly one of its most essential markets. Now we’ve the numbers, and the brand new telephones may very well be much more aggressive than you may need thought primarily based on the US costs, which pushed the model into flagship territory.
In a tweet, OnePlus says that the eight collection will start at Rs. 41,999, or about $550. The bottom value for the OnePlus eight is $699 within the US. Per Android Central, nonetheless, there’s a slight catch to that comparability — the entry-level mannequin in India seems to be unique to the market, and has 6GB of RAM in comparison with 8GB. It’ll additionally solely be obtainable on Amazon.
Nonetheless, the Indian costs are decrease all through the lineup. The 8GB/128GB OnePlus eight is greater than $100 cheaper at Rs. 44,999 (~$590), whereas the 12GB/256GB mannequin is about $150 cheaper at Rs. 49,999 ($650).
The OnePlus eight Professional sees even larger financial savings, with the 8GB/128GB mannequin promoting for Rs. 54,999 (~$720) — a reduction of practically $180 — whereas the 12GB/256GB mannequin is greater than $200 cheaper with a value level of Rs 59,999 ($785). The truth is, the best finish OnePlus eight Professional prices much less in India than the equal non-Professional mannequin does within the US.
Lastly, the Bullets Z wi-fi neckbuds are roughly half the US value, coming in at simply Rs. 1,999 (~$25) in comparison with the US value of $49.95.
The pricing technique is aggressive, however was in all probability inevitable. Whereas OnePlus is the main premium cellphone model in India, the sort of US pricing it launched with the eight collection actually wouldn’t fly, notably given how far more aggressive the Indian market is.
Manufacturers like Realme and iQOO — which share the identical mother or father firm as OnePlus — have already launched Snapdragon 865-powered telephones in India at even cheaper price factors, for instance. The eight collection’ Indian pricing provides OnePlus slightly little bit of status over these manufacturers, however nonetheless permits it to play in the identical league.