OnePlus 7 Pro 5G Is Headed to the U.S., but With a Much Steeper Price Tag Attached

Aug 27, 2019 11:52 EDT
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The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will be the first flagship from the company to get support for the next-generation of cellular connectivity. However, where the non-5G variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro sports a $669 price tag for the base model, this version will force you to spend a little more. Thankfully, it’s still cheaper than what the competition offers, so if you wanted a little bit of silver lining in terms of pricing, here it is.

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G Is Headed to Sprint for a Sub-$1000 Price Tag but a Special Promo Offer Makes the Flagship a Lot More Affordable

Information received by CNET states that OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is headed to Sprint on Tuesday, where it will be available from Wednesday through the carrier’s online store. A nationwide release is set for September 6, in case you want to check out the device in person and see how it performs when connected to a 5G network. The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will be offered in the same Nebula Blue finish as the regular Snapdragon 855-fueled flagship, and there’s going to be no difference in the hardware specifications.

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The only difference is that the upcoming handset will offer 5G connectivity support, and there’s all there to it. As for the price, where the regular OnePlus 7 Pro costs $669, the 5G-ready version will set you back by a whopping $840. The strange thing to hear is that it is the most affordable 5G-ready smartphone offered by Sprint. Devices like the LG V50 ThinQ 5G sell for $1000, while the Galaxy S10 5G will set you back by $1300.

If the pricing is too much, Sprint is offering a promotional deal for a limited time, where the device is available for $20 a month, for 18 months in total when purchased on Sprint's Flex leasing plan. This will bring the grand total to only $360, much cheaper than the $840 price tag we wrote about earlier.

Of course, you don’t have to shell out this much for a 5G-ready flagship in 2019, because phones in 2020 that will feature a 5G modem are expected to be much more affordable. Still, we’d like to know your thoughts if getting the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is worth the investment this year.

News Source: CNET

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