The OnePlus 3T indeed went from rumour to leaks in a short span of time. Soon enough, Qualcomm made things official, followed up by teasers by OnePlus about an exciting new product. While reports pointed to the price of the smartphone set at $480 (roughly Rs 32,488), the OnePlus 3T , just a day before launch, has now shown up on a famous retailer’s website with a higher price tag.
That new price tag has been pegged at $499. The retailer is Oppomart, a famous online website for buying Chinese smartphones. Oppomart has currently listed the refreshed OnePlus smartphone as the 3T and even included the specifications that we had seen popping up in the rumour mill not too long ago. The important bit here is the price which is set at $499 (roughly Rs 33,774).
Indeed the listing seems like speculation, but one thing’s for sure, the new OnePlus 3T will be priced higher. Part of this reason would be the new Snapdragon 821 chipset. It is usually clocked at 2.15GHz, but OnePlus has been putting out teasers stating that its new smartphone will have a 821 chipset clocked at 2.35GHz instead.
Add the usual 6GB of RAM and a new 128GB internal storage option and the OnePlus 3T (minus instant software updates) stands a good chance against the Daydream VR-ready Google Pixel. Yes, by sticking to the older OnePlus 3 design and refreshing the internals, OnePlus could have a hit the sweet spot to rope in potential Nexus upgraders to switch to a VR-ready OnePlus 3T instead, minus the premium price tag.
While the details listed on the retailers website should be taken with a spoonful of salt, we will know within a day’s time what OnePlus has on offer as the launch takes place tonight.