CEO says fans will be pleased with OnePlus 5T price

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau tweeted a vague message about the cost of the upcoming OnePlus 5T and co-founder Carl Pei retweeted it.

Cost of smartphone components is rising, but phones are also getting better. OnePlus users will appreciate what’s coming.

Pete Lau (@petelau2007) November 8, 2017

Earlier, unnamed sources claimed that the 5T will cost the same as the 5. Thats 500 for the 64GB model and 560 for the 128GB one.

However, this message about the rising cost of components doesnt quite sound like the phone will cost the same. Lets look at a quick price history of the OnePlus phones (for the base storage):

OnePlus One
(increased to 300)
OnePlus 2
OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3T
OnePlus 5

The trend seems pretty clear, but perhaps the OnePlus 5T will surprise us. Either way, as Pete Lau points out, the new model will have improvements over the OnePlus 5, starting with an 18:9 screen and an upgraded camera (thats what weve gleaned from rumors anyway).