OnePlus 8T price leak suggests you should wait before buying OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8T price in India has leaked ahead of the launch event, suggesting the phone will be cheaper than the OnePlus 8. Does this mean the OnePlus 8 will get a price cut in India?

Highlights
  • OnePlus 8T price in India has allegedly leaked ahead of today’s launch
  • OnePlus 8T price could start from Rs 42,999
  • OnePlus 8 is currently available starting at Rs 44,999

OnePlus 8T price in India has allegedly leaked hours ahead of the launch event through an Amazon advertisement. While we cannot verify the authenticity of the leak that is doing the rounds on the internet, it suggests that the OnePlus 8T India price will start from Rs 42,999. If true, this would be quite interesting as the OnePlus 8T specifications revealed so far suggest a major upgrade over the OnePlus 8. Notably, the OnePlus 8 price in India currently starts at Rs 44,999, making it more expensive than the alleged price of the upcoming T-series phone.

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OnePlus 8T to be cheaper than OnePlus 8?

If the leaked OnePlus 8T price is to be believed, it suggests the phone will be cheaper than the OnePlus 8, which sounds too good to be true. The OnePlus 8T comes with a host of new features that makes it already look more enticing than its predecessor, including a 120Hz display and 65W fast charging support. The OnePlus 8, in comparison, comes with a 90Hz display and the older 30W fast charging solution. 

OnePlus 8 price in India could drop after OnePlus 8T launch

It seems the best way to justify buying the OnePlus 8 now would be to drop the price of the device after the launch of the OnePlus 8T. If the upcoming phone is priced starting at Rs 42,999 as the leak would have us believe, it suggests the OnePlus 8 price could fall under Rs 40,000. The OnePlus 8, in all likelihood, could take the place of the OnePlus 7T, which is currently selling for Rs 34,999, or it could slot in between the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 8T.

Either way, we expect to see a price cut on the OnePlus 8 following today’s launch, which is why you should wait before purchasing the device. With just hours to go before the OnePlus 8T launch event, you won’t have to wait too long to find out the official prices of the latest flagship. 

OnePlus 8T launch event time and expected specifications

OnePlus 8T launch event will begin at 7:30 PM IST on Wednesday, October 14th. The event will be live-streamed through the company’s official YouTube channel. You can catch the live-stream right here through the video embedded below. 

OnePlus 8T specifications confirmed so far include 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display, 4,500mAh battery, 48MP quad-camera setup, and the all-new 65W fast charging support. Other rumoured specs suggest the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The phone will support 5G connectivity and is not expected to come with wireless charging support and IP rating.