OnePlus has some announced some major news as 2018 comes to an end. The so-called premium giant of the budget market has just announced that they would be slashing another $100 off the original MSRP of the OnePlus 6 beginning this Black Friday.
These moves come after OnePlus launched their OnePlus 6T last month that is said to replace the OnePlus 6 as it remains. The OnePlus 6T launched that in late October shares a lot in common with the OnePlus 6. From the internal spec sheet to the exterior of the body. However, that isn’t a bad thing per se.
While both, the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T do feature the similar internals, where they differentiate from each another is in the battery and design department. With the OnePlus 6T, OnePlus bumped up the battery size to 3700mAh from the 3300mAh battery found on the OnePlus 6. In addition to that, design refinements introduced a much cleaner waterdrop notch and an under-display fingerprint sensor. With the fingerprint sensor now being embedded into the display of the device, OnePlus eventually made the rear of the OnePlus 6T a whole lot cleaner by removing the rear-mounted physical fingerprint sensor.
In addition to that, what’s worth noting is that the OnePlus 6T lacks a headphone jack. Whereas the OnePlus 6 does feature a headphone jack. OnePlus’s Pete Lau had confirmed a news regarding their plans to axe the headphone jack prior to the launch of the OnePlus 6T. This means that if you still do care about 3.5mm-powered headphone jacks, the older OnePlus 6 is the way to go.
Now that OnePlus has officially slashed the price of the OnePlus 6, OnePlus has finally dropped the price of the OnePlus 6 to the point where Xiaomi’s Mi 8 would begin to feel the heat.
However, given how loyal the fans are on each side, we’d bet that it wouldn’t make much of a difference to either company. OnePlus had earlier reported some positive results regarding its sales and so did Xiaomi with their Mi 8. Last month, Xiaomi’s Donovan Sung reported that the company had finally shipped over 6 Million units of the Mi 8 globally and continues to thrive with its success. However, in areas where Xiaomi hasn’t reached yet would fall in OnePlus’s favor, that’s for sure.
Seeing both of these companies tackle each another is incredible. Despite their differences, it’s hard to forget that these two brands were the so-called “OG flagship killers” from 2014.
Sure, many may argue that Xiaomi has the Poco F1 (review), but that doesn’t change the fact that the OnePlus 6 caters another type of consumer, an area where Xiaomi’s Mi 8 is there to cater.
Where we would be able to see the effect is in the Indian market though, that’s for sure. And we can’t wait to see how each of them perform over the next few months.
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