Last year CEO Pete Lau had hinted that the One Plus 8 Series would be 5G Ready but now he has gone on to confirm that this line up will all be 5G ready indeed. In his interaction with CNET he mentioned “ going forward , we’re all in on 5G .” The One Plus chief has set all questions on the prices of these devices by adding that the new technology will indeed add something to the cost of each device. The introduction of 5G to the One Plus series will come with an additional price as compared to its current generation equivalents
Therefore It is confirmed that Introducing 5G to the One Plus 8 series will increase the prices of each device compared to their current-generation equivalents.
Lau further went on to add “I want to restate our commitment to 5G and our long term investment. We’ve been investing in 5G for several years and we see this as the direction going forward, and one we’re very much committed to. It was evident that the One Plus co-founder wanted the company to take advantage of the rapid growth in the 5G coverage that is being made currently. He went on to mention that the new technology of 5G makes cost increase a necessity.
India is one of the company’s biggest markets and people are sceptical about One Plus’ commitment to going all-5G for the One Plus 8 series, keeping in mind that the 5G rollouts are still in the nascent stages in many regions, particularly in India. In view of other 5G devices being launched in India already probably One Plus might not want to be perceived as a late entrant and out of date. In February this year, the Realme X50 Pro 5G and iQoo 3 were both launched in India and their prices have put them in competition with the One Plus series. It should also be kept in mind that the Smart Phone manufacturers are sold the current-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship processor only as a platform with an accompanying 5G modem.
OnePlus India General Manager Vikas Agarwal told Gadgets 360 that “the company was very bullish on launching 5G phones in India. “ He went on to add that the 5G devices had already been tested with telecom providers.