Naturally, the new OnePlus 5G phone is going to be expensive AF
5G is all the rage now, which means smartphone manufacturers are lining up to make their next flagship phones ready for the next cellular revolution. However, the one thing they’re not telling you is that these are not going to be cheap.
5G will be more expensive according to OnePlus
Speaking to The Verge, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said the company is working on a 5G phone, but it’s going to cost $200 to $300 more than the company’s upcoming 4G flagship phone.
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) December 5, 2018
Unfortunately, Lau doesn’t divulge any further details, he just simply states that “there’s a lot of specifics still to look at” – whatever that means. The only thing we can probably takeaway here is that the company won’t be able to make this phone as cheap as its other flagship devices.
Why 5G will cost more
One of the reasons why the phone will cost a bit more is due to the phone’s design. 5G requires a new antenna, which means the company has to rehaul how they design the phone completely. Lau says it “appears impossible to make a nice-looking flagship device, for now.”
I don’t know about you, but all this hype around 5G at its current state is getting honestly exhausting. If a phone is going to cost so much more because 5G technology, why launch it? Especially given the fact that a company like OnePlus sells all of its devices at a lower price?
Well, According to Lau, it’s more about learning 5G’s technology and how best to integrate it into a phone before it mainstream. I mean sure, that makes sense, but why do consumers have to foot the bill?
Either way, 5G is coming and from what the writing on the wall tells us – it’s going to be expensive AF.
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