Rumor: OnePlus 5 To Start At $515 For 6GB RAM Model In India

The OnePlus 5 will start at 32,999 rupees in India, or approximately $515, according to the latest leak that surfaced online on Thursday. The aforementioned price tag is said to be attached to the model boasting 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal flash memory, while the one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space will be priced at 37,999 rupees, i.e. $590, according to the same source. The latter price is seemingly in line with the supposed European one that was reported earlier today, with one contest listing indicating that the OnePlus 5 will be priced at €550 on the Old Continent, which amounts to around $615. While that particular listing didn't clarify whether the said price tag pertains to the base model or the more premium variant of the handset, the newly uncovered information suggests the latter.

The BBK Electronics-owned original equipment manufacturer (OEM) just shared the first official render of the OnePlus 5, confirming that the new flagship will sport a dual camera setup with two horizontally arranged lenses and a dual LED, dual tone flash unit in the top-left corner of its back plate. According to previous teasers issued by the Chinese phone maker, the OnePlus 5 will be powered by the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm's 64-bit system-on-chip (SoC) and the company's first piece of silicon manufactured on the 10nm process. Both models of the handset are said to lack a microSD card slot, just like the OnePlus 3T, though they are also expected to be significantly thinner than their 2016 predecessor while still shipping with the same 5.5-inch display panel with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels.

The OnePlus 5 is scheduled to be unveiled on June 20, with the Indian division of Amazon stating that the device will be available for purchase in the South Asian country from June 22. Provided that the newly reported prices of the handset are accurate, it seems that the Shenzhen, Guangdong-based OEM is looking to change its product strategy that was so far focused on aggressive pricing and products that offered great value for money. While the latter may still be the case, OnePlus is likely looking to lead a more sustainable business with higher profit margins going forward and won't be dropping the prices of its flagship phones in the near future.

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