When OnePlus first launched their smartphones, they were following in the footsteps of other Chinese OEMs like Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo in which devices were released with relatively decent specs and for a pretty affordable price. That started to change with the OnePlus 3T which saw a slight increase in price.

However OnePlus could be aiming for the premium market because in a report from Android Authority, they have heard that the OnePlus 5 could be the company’s most expensive handset to date. If their sources are accurate, the handset is rumored to cost as much as $650 which puts it on par with some other high-end Android flagships.

Apparently this has to do with the higher-end specs that OnePlus will be introducing to the phone, such as the use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB of RAM, a possible ceramic and metal body, dual cameras (which was “confirmed” in a leaked photo), 128GB of storage, and (finally) the move to a QHD display.

If true it is possible that OnePlus could drive away some of their customers who stuck around due to the affordable handsets, but then again with such high-end specs, perhaps OnePlus could be looking to cater to a slightly different market.

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