Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has officially slashed the prices of its current flagship, OnePlus 6T in China. The price has been permanently reduced by 400 Yuan, roughly translating to Rs 4,000. The price cut could be the company’s way to clear stock of the 6T before the launch of the OnePlus 7. Since India is one of the key markets for OnePlus, the device could receive a price drop in the country too. However, there is no official confirmation at the moment.
To recall, the OnePlus 6T was launched in the last quarter of 2018 at 3,399 Yuan (~Rs 35,000) for the base variant in China. The higher 8GB+128GB model retailed at 3,599 Yuan (~Rs 37,000). After a permanent price cut, the former is available at CNY 2,299 (~Rs 24,000) while the latter carries a price tag of 3,199 Yuan (~Rs 33,000).
As for the upcoming OnePlus 7, the device is expected to come with improved specifications and design compared to the 6T. It is expected to sport a 6.5-inch FHD+ display offering a 95 percent screen to body ratio with a pop-up selfie camera mechanism. From the leaks, the OnePlus 7 also boasts of an in-display fingerprint scanner and a triple rear camera module.
The OnePlus 7 will likely be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM. The smartphone will be backed by a 4,150mAh battery and run the latest Android 9 Pie out of the box.
OnePlus announced the OnePlus 6 in May 2018. Thus we expect the OnePlus 7 to be launched next month as well. Meanwhile, you can check the exclusive OnePlus 7 renders and a 360-degree video here.