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OnePlus 8 Launch Price Leaked: Retailer Listing Confirms Models, Colours Hours Before Launch

There’s nothing quite like trigger-happy retailers on launch day

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OnePlus 8 Launch Price Leaked: Retailer Listing Confirms Models, Colours Hours Before Launch

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Looks like we’ll be getting two models of the OnePlus 8, as expected

Highlights
  • A UK retailer briefly posted pricing details for the OnePlus 8 series
  • The listing has since been taken down
  • Prices for the OnePlus 8 could start at GBP 599

OnePlus 8 price details have been leaked just ahead of launch. This was one of the big missing pieces in all the rumours and leaks we've had so far about the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, which have given us a fair idea of what to expect from these new flagships. UK retailer, John Lewis, accidentally made a listing live on its website, confirming the two model names, colours and most importantly, pricing. The listing has been taken down, since it was spotted, but not before someone got a juicy screenshot.

GSMArena reported has a screenshot of a listing page with the models OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, in different RAM/storage options and colours. The OnePlus 8 was seen listed at GBP 599 (roughly Rs. 56,000), while the OnePlus 8 Pro was priced at GBP 799 (roughly Rs. 74,700). These prices are for the base models, which is reported to come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You can also get both models with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage at GBP 699 (roughly Rs. 65,300) for a OnePlus 8 and GBP 899 (roughly Rs. 84,000) for the OnePlus 8 Pro. The listing also confirms the official names of two of the many colour options — Glacial Green and Onyx Black.

If these prices are any indication of what the phones could cost in India (and in all likelihood, they are), then it seems as though OnePlus is going directly after Samsung's and Apple's premium market share. It appears as though OnePlus is done playing the ‘flagship killer' card and is now competing with the big guns, even on pricing. However, we must note here that UK pricing doesn't directly translate to India pricing, and we can expect it to be slightly cheaper in India.

Considering the OnePlus 8 is the spiritual successor to the OnePlus 7T (Review), which debuted at around Rs. 38,000, a price of roughly 56,000 (if true) is a big jump, even if we discount the premium that UK pricing entails. It's interesting to see how fans would react to this sudden shift in product positioning. It's not like OnePlus to alienate its fan base, which leads us to believe there could be a wild card entry in the form of a OnePlus 8 Lite or a OnePlus Z as its been rumoured to be called. There hasn't been much talk about this nor has any render been leaked but OnePlus has left some strong hints in this tweet, that a device with a ‘Z' moniker would be announced.

This is most likely the new Bullets Wireless Z earphones, but could we also see a more affordable ‘Z' branded OnePlus phone for the masses?


Is iPhone SE the ultimate 'affordable' iPhone for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Very good build quality
  • Vivid display
  • Excellent performance and software
  • Solid battery life
  • Decent camera performance
  • Bad
  • No IP rating or wireless charging
  • Low-light video could be better
  • 12GB variant isn’t great value
Display 6.55-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Battery Capacity 4300mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality, IP68 rating
  • Bright, fluid display
  • Very good rear cameras
  • Solid overall performance
  • Great battery life
  • Fast wireless charging
  • Bad
  • Selfie camera could be better
  • Excessive rear camera bulge
Display 6.78-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4510mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1440x3168 pixels
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Roydon Cerejo Roydon Cerejo writes about smartphones and laptops for Gadgets 360, out of Mumbai. He is the Deputy Editor (Reviews) at Gadgets 360. He has frequently written about the smartphone and PC industry and also has an interest in photography. With over a decade of experience covering the consumer technology space, he is also an avid sci-fi movie and TV show geek and is always up for good horror flick. Roydon is available at roydon@gadgets360.com, so please send in your leads and tips. More
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