Update, June 18: In a blog post, OnePlus says that the OnePlus 2 will cost more than $322, due, at least in part, to the higher price of the Snapdragon 810, compared to the 801. The company is supposedly “mad” about the rumors floating around the OnePlus 2, which is an ironic turn of events, given the way OnePlus promoted itself so far.
Original post, June 13: We can all agree OnePlus has never been good at hiding details. In fact, they get a kick out of hyping up the audience. They seldom give leakers a chance to do their job, but today we are getting a taste of some unofficial news. Are we feeling good for some pricing and availability murmurs? Because that is exactly what the guys at MyDrivers have for us.
While we have previously heard the OnePlus 2 may cost around $400, the latest rumors say it may actually be cheaper than that. Internal sources claim the device will launch this July for 1999 Yuan, which equals to about $322 USD.
Keep in mind this will be the Chinese price, and we have no idea how the next OnePlus flagship device will be priced in the USA and other markets. And that is if this information happens to be correct. Remember we still have to take things with a grain of salt around here. That is, until someone from OnePlus comes around and spills all the beans about the OnePlus 2.
Other details are still to be uncovered, but we are expecting a device with a Snapdragon 810 processor. This means this handset will definitely be up there with the best of the best, just as its predecessor was when it disrupted the market. We have also heard rumors of a couple versions being in the works, so the water isn’t exactly clear yet. It’s best we wait for official news before we get too excited.
What do you guys think, though? Would you pay about $322 for the OnePlus 2? If I was to place some bets, I would bet towards a higher price point for the USA. The OnePlus One was $300, so maybe $350 for the OnePlus 2? Just don’t quote me on that.