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OnePlus Two Will Cost Less Than You Might Think

On the company's Twitter page, OnePlus made a bold promise about the price tag of its upcoming OnePlus Two smartphone. With the features already known about the device, such as the inclusion of a quad core Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm, the use of USB Type-C and a fast fingerprint reader, estimates of the price have been fairly high.

The price for the new phone has not been revealed as such, but the company promised that it will be "under" $450, which is lower than many people had likely expected.

In a blog post on July 4, the company revealed that it has sold out of the OnePlus Cardboard VR headsets. It took a mere 12 hours to blow through the company's inventory of 30,000 units. These devices have been shipped out, so fans can watch the VR reveal later this month. If you missed the chance to pick one up, any Cardboard ready device will work.

We may have to wait until July 27 to get the official price, but there's still more information to come. In the same July 4 post, OnePlus mentioned that the last announcement before the launch is coming tomorrow.

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  • MrGulio
    The price tag won't matter if they continue their program of selling by invitation only (regardless of the reasons why they had this program). It could cost $0 and it wouldn't matter unless I can actually get my hands on one.
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  • narf23
    The price tag won't matter if they continue their program of selling by invitation only (regardless of the reasons why they had this program). It could cost $0 and it wouldn't matter unless I can actually get my hands on one.

    I agree - I did receive an invite but was doubly disappointed that they would not ship to my country.
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  • fyend
    $449.99 is under $450
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  • Giroro
    $450 is actually quite a bit more than the $300 I was expecting.

    But ultimately it doesn't affect me as Virgin Mobile just deletes old phones from their catalog without actually adding replacements... Pretty soon there will be none left.
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  • mdsiu
    I'll wait for 14nm chips. The 810 is so underwhelming it's painful.
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  • cats_Paw
    I can promise things too (my ex was an expert on this subject), its keeping the promises whats hard.
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  • sabicao
    If they insist on using that SoC then the price needs to be a lot lower for me to even consider buying it, let alone recommend it.
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  • jedik1
    Well... I was one of the really early(First 2000) ones to get One Plus One. I am disappointed with the phone. While my old Google Nexus 4 still receives regular updates to fix problems, for One Plus One, there is none. There are 100s of small bugs in the software. e.g. few days back my camera stopped working, touch is inconsistent and buggy, call menu is buggy, etc. etc.

    There had been 2 updates for this phone in its lifetime. I guess One Plus is not the right phone for me.
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  • Supermuncher85
    The invitation only system really was a joke. If I need a new phone I can't wait for a lottery system to maybe get one eventually.
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  • scolaner
    $450 is actually quite a bit more than the $300 I was expecting.

    Yeah, honestly I was a little disappointed to see that. Those price points kind of worlds apart, IMHO. $300 is a bit of a stretch for people who can afford a lower-end device. But $450...that's a premium price.
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