Buy the OnePlus 8 Pro: When, where, and for how much (Update: India pricing)

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Update, April 19, 2020 (11:29 AM ET): OnePlus has officially revealed pricing information for India. Check out all the details below.

Update, April 15, 2020 (12:55 PM ET): If you’re keen on pre-ordering a OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro, pre-orders are now open! You can head to the official OnePlus site to place your order.

Devices will ship out on or maybe even slightly before April 29.


Original article, April 14, 2020: The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are finally here and it’s clear that the company is graduating from its “flagship killer” status to a full-fledged “premium” smartphone maker.

The top-of-the-line OnePlus 8 Pro is a dollar short of reaching the four-digit price mark, while the OnePlus 8 has a more digestible price tag, costing close to last year’s OnePlus 7 Pro.

Also read: OnePlus 8 Pro review: What the OnePlus 7T Pro should have been

OnePlus’ premium prices for the new series were more or less expected. The company has been on a trajectory of increasing the cost of its phones ever since the beginning.

Nevertheless, OnePlus has made it very clear that it wants to compete with the Samsungs and Apples of the world. The OnePlus 8 Pro is proof of that, with its fast wireless charging, IP68 rating, 120Hz display, and powerful quad camera setup.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 misses out on living up to the company’s “Never Settle” mantra, at least on paper. It doesn’t have any of the aforementioned features, which is definitely a let down for fans who’ve been expecting them.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at all the pricing and availability details for the two OnePlus 8 phones. Keep in mind that these differ on the basis of countries and carriers, so make sure to check the section that’s most relevant to your region and operator of choice.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro pre-orders

The US and UK preorders for the OnePlus 8 series will go live on April 14 at 1PM ET (6PM BST). You will only be able to pre-order the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro from the company’s own website. However, when the phones finally go on sale, they will be available through a number of different platforms. Read on for all those details.

OnePlus 8 Pro
Killer flagship
OnePlus is all grown up. With the OnePlus 8 Pro, you get an unabashed flagship, with all the bells and whistles. Powerful specs, an amazing display, fast wireless charging, and water resistance make the OnePlus 8 Pro a great alternative to the Galaxy S20 Plus, and it’s up to $300 cheaper.

OnePlus 8
Snapdragon 865 on the cheap
The OnePlus 8 sticks to the formula that has made OnePlus so successful. It gets you the latest processing package, a versatile camera, and a beautiful display, running the smooth Oxygen OS. You miss out on wireless charging and the official IP rating, but for what it offers the OnePlus 8 is an attractive deal.

OnePlus 8 series price and availability in United States

In the US, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be available through OnePlus’ own website, Amazon, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The phones will go on sale on all these platforms starting April 29. Here’s the breakdown of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro US pricing and availability.

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Amazon

Note: Amazon pre-orders have yet to go live in the US.

Verizon

Verizon will only sell the vanilla OnePlus 8 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Verizon’s version will support the carrier’s mmWave network and will be called OnePlus 8 5G UW. Verizon’s version, unlike the model sold unlock on OnePlus and Amazon, will feature IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. The OnePlus 8 Pro will not be available through Verizon, at least for now.

You can buy the OnePlus 8 through Verizon’s website and the My Verizon app in Onyx Black and Verizon-exclusive Polar Silver colorways.

You can either opt for a 24-month payment plan for which you’ll have to shell out $33.33 per month, or you can purchase the phone upfront by paying $799.

Verizon also has a bunch of trade-in offers for new and existing customers buying the OnePlus 8. Those switching from another carrier to a Verizon Unlimited plan can get up to $700 off on the OnePlus 8 by trading in their old phone. Switchers also get a free Stream TV, a free Amazon Echo Dot, and a smart plug from the carrier.

Existing customers are eligible for a discount of up to $550 on the new phone through various trade-in offers.

In addition, Verizon will also sell OnePlus 8 cases from OtterBox, Speck, OnePlus and InvisibleShield.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile will also be carrying the OnePlus 8 in the United States, with availability starting on April 29. More details to come.

OnePlus 8 series price and availability in UK

In the United Kingdom, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will first be available through the company’s online pop-up event.

Later, they’ll be available on a range of three tariffs, with the OnePlus 8 starting from £29 upfront and £44 per month for 24 months. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 Pro starts from £29 upfront and £52 per month for 24 months. Both tariffs come with a free upgrade to the 12GB + 256GB Glacial Green version for a limited time, as well as a free pair of Bullets Wireless 2 earphones worth £99, while stock lasts.

The OnePlus 8 series will also be available SIM-free from OnePlus.com, John Lewis, and Amazon.co.uk starting 9AM BST (4AM ET) on April 21. Here’s how their full retail prices in the UK stack up.

In terms of colorways, the OnePlus 8 will be available in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Interstellar Glow. The OnePlus 8 Pro will come in Onyx Black and Glacial Green color options (no Ultramarine Blue version in the UK).

OnePlus 8 series price and availability in Europe

The OnePlus 8 series will also be available in various European countries. Currently, OnePlus has announced availability in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.

In Europe, both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are already available to preorder. However, only their base 8GB RAM and 128GB storage models are available in European countries.

Open sales for the phones will start on April 21. Here’s how the European prices of the OnePlus 8 series stack up.

You can purchase the OnePlus 8 phones in Europe through the official company website or through Amazon.

OnePlus 8 series price and availability in India

OnePlus has finally revealed pricing info for India, and it looks like the company is going for an ultra-competitive approach here. India gets three variants of the OnePlus 8 with color options restricted to some SKUs. The 6GB RAM and 128GB version will be restricted to the Glacial Green color, while the 8GB RAM option lets you buy the phone in Onyx Black as well. Finally, the Interstellar Glow version is restricted to just the 12GB RAM and 256GB version.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 Pro is available in 8GB and 12GB RAM versions with 128GB and 256GB of storage respectively. The Ultramarine Blue colorway is restricted to just the top end version.


OnePlus is also expected to announce the wider availability of the OnePlus 8 series in markets like India. We’ll update this article as and when we know about the new flagships hitting more markets.

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