Today has been presented the OnePlus 6, a device that integrates the same SoC that a Samsung Galaxy S9 or LG G7 and that aims to be one of the most competitive high-end, but the truth is that if we take a look at what is the evolution of the OnePlus price to this day, there is a fact that keeps calling us attention: they are becoming more expensive. If you do not believe us, you just have to keep reading, we’ll show you.
It is not that we intend to detract from the work done by Pete Lau and his team, since the OnePlus 6 seems to us a very good device and still has a price much cheaper than that of companies like LG, Samsung, Apple or Sony, but also It is true that if you follow the current trend, OnePlus could be in a serious bind.
And is that however much we want, their devices are always going to be somewhat below in innovation and design of the referents of the market, and nobody will want to buy a OnePlus if it costs the same as a Samsung Galaxy, no matter how good the device.
During the presentation of the OnePlus 6 its creators have said that they are still that innovative start-up that gave the same as the more premium competition at mid-range prices, but little by little the price difference is diluted, and if not, there is only have a look at what has been the evolution of the OnePlus price:
As you can see, it’s not that the price rise from the OnePlus 5T to the OnePlus 6 is very high, but the brand has exceeded for the first time psychological threshold of 600 euros , and we can not help but wonder how it is that if the price of technology becomes cheaper, manufacturers continue to raise their prices more and more as they expand the performance of their devices.
If in 10 years we have smartphones with 4 TB of storage (ups, that that will come this year ), it is scary to think at what price the improvements in memory will charge us.
And yes, we know that a smartphone not only increases in price for your hardware internal; we have in mind that a premium glass construction has an extra cost on polycarbonate and that VIP companies have already reached 1000 euros, but even so, we can not stop thinking that the low price of the first OnePlus was like the first free dose of a drug, something that has hooked us to the brand and that now makes us look kindly at whatever price it offers, provided it does not cost what a Galaxy, of course.
What do you think about the evolution of the OnePlus price? Do you think that OnePlus is no longer as attractive as it was at the beginning? Where do you think roof prices will touch?