OnePlus 3 release date: UK prices might be affected by Brexit


The ongoing fiasco dealing with the United Kingdom’s separation from the European Union, more popularly known as “Brexit,” might somehow affect the pricing of the OnePlus 3 flagship device, the Chinese mobile developer recently announced.

In a recent post over at the official OnePlus forums, the company announced that current trend of the British pound (GBP) could mean that they might not be able to hold the current pricing of their devices in the U.K. The company noted that this early notice is for users not to be blindsided later on. They also said that if one is planning to buy the OnePlus 3, then doing so as soon as possible would be the best thing to do.

“We’ve always strived to create the best product and deliver them to customers at a reasonable price,” OnePlus said. “However, the worrying downward trend of the GBP may make it difficult to maintain our current pricing structure in the U.K. Our margins have always been thin, and our expenses are mainly in USD. This being the case, sudden drops such as the one that the Pound has recently experienced could have a direct impact on our prices.”

That being said, the company is still optimistic that Brexit, as well as the possible changes in their U.K pricing, would not bring in too much of a negative impact to the company.

“We’re confident that the OnePlus 3 is one of the best phones out there, and it’s our most successful product ever. The fact that we significantly increased lifecycle volume forecast, our orders to suppliers, and still sold out completely within hours of our launch proves that we’re not the only ones that think this way.”

To recall, the new OnePlus 3 flagship smartphone sports a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display with a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It runs the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad-core processor clocking in at 2.15 GHz, and the Adreno 530 graphics card. It packs a massive amount of random access memory (RAM) at 6 GB and has 64 GB worth of built-in storage, but with no support for an external microSD card for memory expansion. The rear camera comes in at 16 megapixels coupled with an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper.