The OnePlus One continues to arguably be one of the best phones currently available on the market. Partly the reason for this, is due to the specs which come with the device, like for instance, 3GB RAM, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 13-megapixel rear facing and 5-megapixel front facing camera. The other reason for what has fueled the success of the One and which helps to maintain its significance in the market one year on, is the price. When the OnePlus One was released, the device was set at the $350 price marker, which considering the specs resulting in one of the best devices for the cost that you can buy. Albeit, at the time, purchases could only be made via an invite system which seemed to quickly become unpopular with a number of potential buyers.
That said, earlier this year OnePlus changed the goalposts by removing the invite system for the OnePlus One and effectively releasing the device on general sale. Since then, the device has also seen a couple of price cuts too, albeit temporary ones. The most recent was a series of flash sales which occurred last week and saw the price of the 16GB version drop to $250 and the 64GB version drop to $300. Well, following on from that particular set of flash sales, OnePlus have sent out a post on their blog today detailing some more permanent changes for the One going forward.
According to the blog post (source link below), the OnePlus One will now be available starting from $249 permanently. This is presumably for the standard 16GB version and it is also presumed the 64GB version will from now be maintained at the reduced $299 price. In addition, OnePlus have stated that to mark the event, those interested in buying a OnePlus One can buy the 64GB version along with a year’s Dropbox Pro subscription (value $99) for the combined cost of $349 (the old cost of the phone alone). Although, the announcement does also state that the combined One and Dropbox Pro deal is a limited time deal and will become available starting June 10th. Not to mention, the Dropbox Pro deal is only available to residents in the U.S., Canada and the EU. Those interested in knowing more can read the announcement in full by clicking the source link below.