Update, July 8, 2020 (6:08 AM ET): While the OnePlus 8 is easily available in most markets, the OnePlus 8 Pro is still following a flash sale model in countries like India. We’ve updated the original article below with fresh availability and purchase details for India and UK. Read on for all the details.


Original article, April 14, 2020: The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are finally here and it’s clear that the company is graduating from its “flagship killer” status to a full-fledged “premium” smartphone maker.

The top-of-the-line OnePlus 8 Pro is a dollar short of reaching the four-digit price mark, while the OnePlus 8 has a more digestible price tag, costing close to last year’s OnePlus 7 Pro.

Also read: OnePlus 8 Pro review: What the OnePlus 7T Pro should have been

OnePlus’ premium prices for the new series were more or less expected. The company has been on a trajectory of increasing the cost of its phones ever since the beginning.

Nevertheless, OnePlus has made it very clear that it wants to compete with the Samsungs and Apples of the world. The OnePlus 8 Pro is proof of that, with its fast wireless charging, IP68 rating, 120Hz display, and powerful quad camera setup.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 misses out on living up to the company’s “Never Settle” mantra, at least on paper. It doesn’t have any of the aforementioned features, which is definitely a let down for fans who’ve been expecting them.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at all the pricing and availability details for the two OnePlus 8 phones. Keep in mind that these differ based on countries and carriers, so make sure to check the section that’s most relevant to your region and operator of choice.

OnePlus 8 series price and availability in the US

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 8

In the US, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are now available for general purchase at Amazon.com, OnePlus’ website, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Here’s the breakdown of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro US pricing and availability.

OnePlus.com

Amazon

Verizon

Verizon will only sell the vanilla OnePlus 8 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Verizon’s version supports the carrier’s mmWave network and is officially called the OnePlus 8 5G UW. Verizon’s version, unlike the model sold unlocked from OnePlus, will feature IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. The OnePlus 8 Pro will not be available through Verizon, at least for now.

You can buy the OnePlus 8 through Verizon’s website and the My Verizon app in Onyx Black and Verizon-exclusive Polar Silver colorways.

You can either opt for a 24-month payment plan for which you’ll need to shell out $33.33 per month, or you can purchase the phone upfront by paying $799.

Verizon also has a bunch of trade-in offers for new and existing customers buying the OnePlus 8. Those switching from another carrier to a Verizon Unlimited plan can get up to $700 off on the OnePlus 8 by trading in their old phone. Switchers also get a free Stream TV, a free Amazon Echo Dot, and a smart plug from the carrier.

Existing customers are eligible for a discount of up to $550 on the new phone through various trade-in offers.

In addition, Verizon will also sell OnePlus 8 cases from OtterBox, Speck, OnePlus, and InvisibleShield.

T-Mobile

At T-Mobile, customers can buy the vanilla OnePlus 8 in either Interstellar Glow or Onyx Black. This is the variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with no option to upgrade to a higher-spec model. As with Verizon, T-Mobile will not sell the OnePlus 8 Pro.

T-Mobile will sell the OnePlus 8 for $699 upfront. Conversely, you can pay $29.17 each month for 24 months with no money down, assuming you are a well-qualified customer using T-Mobile’s no-interest equipment installment plan.

To entice you to buy, T-Mobile is offering a good deal for both new and existing customers. You can get up to $350 off a new OnePlus 8 if you either trade-in a qualified device or add a new line to your account. This means if you are not a T-Mobile customer but willing to switch, you can get half off the OnePlus 8 by opening a new account. However, you can’t both trade in a device and get the new line discount — you need to pick one or the other.

OnePlus 8 series price and availability in the UK

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 8 screens

In the United Kingdom, the OnePlus 8 series is available on a range of three tariffs, with the OnePlus 8 starting from £29 upfront and £44 per month for 24 months. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 Pro starts from £29 upfront and £52 per month for 24 months. Both tariffs come with a free upgrade to the 12GB + 256GB Glacial Green version for a limited time, as well as a free pair of Bullets Wireless 2 earphones worth £99, while stock lasts.

In the case of the OnePlus 8 Pro, the company announced on May 27 that it will hold limited stock sales of the device. The availability for the phone is scarce, hence OnePlus will be hosting weekly flash sales for the OnePlus 8 Pro 12GB RAM + 256GB storage Glacial Green in the UK at 10 AM BST (5 AM ET) every Thursday. If you’re lucky, you might also get to buy the phone from Amazon UK on non-flash sale days.

The OnePlus 8 series is available SIM-free from OnePlus.com, John Lewis, and Amazon.co.uk. Here’s how their full retail prices in the UK stack up:

In terms of colorways, the OnePlus 8 is available in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Interstellar Glow. The OnePlus 8 Pro comes in Onyx Black and Glacial Green color options (no Ultramarine Blue version in the UK).

OnePlus 8 series price and availability in Europe

OnePlus 8 Pro camera array

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

The OnePlus 8 series is available now in various European countries. Open sales for the phones started on April 21. However, due to the limited availability of the OnePlus 8 Pro, the company announced that it will hold weekly flash sales, at least for the OnePlus 8 Pro. These sales will happen every Thursday at 10 AM BST (5 AM ET)

Here’s how the European prices of the OnePlus 8 series stack up.

You can purchase the OnePlus 8 phones in Europe through the official company website or your localized Amazon portal.

OnePlus 8 series price and availability in India

OnePlus 8 back pretty colors

India gets three variants of the OnePlus 8 with color options restricted to some SKUs. The 6GB RAM and 128GB version will be restricted to the Glacial Green color, while the 8GB RAM option lets you buy the phone in Onyx Black, in addition to Glacial Green. Finally, the 12GB/256GB OnePlus 8 is available in the aforementioned colors as well as Interstellar Glow.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 Pro is available in 8GB and 12GB RAM versions with 128GB and 256GB of storage respectively. The Ultramarine Blue colorway is restricted to just the top-end version. Unlike the vanilla OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 8 Pro is still following the flash sale model in India. So you’ll have to try your luck every Thursday to buy the phone.

You can also buy the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro pop-up bundles in Glacial Green and Onyx Black colorways for both phones. The bundles will include the OnePlus 8 series device along with a pair of Bullets Wireless Z (Black) earphones, a Cyan bumper case, and a Karbon bumper case at just Rs 1,000 above the retail price of the device.


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