OnePlus 5 may ditch the affordable price

OnePlus is well known for creating flagship phones with great specs at low prices, but the latest rumors suggest the company may be upping the price for the OnePlus 5.

Sources speaking to Android Authority said the company is looking to use “more costly components” for the next phone in the series.

The source continued claiming OnePlus would be “looking at a significantly higher price point due to components and design” as well as saying it will cost as much as $650 (about £500, AU$880).

Price hike inbound

That'd be a big price jump from the OnePlus 3T that cost $439 (£399, around AU$580) for the 64GB version. There's also a 128GB version that costs $479 (£439, around AU$630).

OnePlus has been increasing the price of its phones with each generation, but this will be the biggest jump we've seen so far and may put off some fans of the brand.

OnePlus has confirmed the next phone in the series will be launching in "summer 2017", so we will know the price in the next few months.

Other rumors for the OnePlus 5 include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 5.5-inch QHD display on the front.

There aren't many flagship phones with specs like that you can get for under $440/£400/AU$600, so it makes sense the brand is going to up the price for the next version.

James Peckham

James is the Editor-in-Chief at Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.