The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be available in Singapore for pre-order from 24 April to 7 May, starting from S$998.
The pre-order will take place exclusively on Lazada. Customers who pre-order the OnePlus 8 series of phones will receive
a Warp Charger and 1 metre Warp Cable worth S$78, subject to availability.
UPDATE 24 Apr: (Pre-orders live now) Those who pre-order the OnePlus 8 in certain configurations and colours in their “POP Up Box Edition” will get free OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z, Cyan sandstone case, and a nylon bumper case (valued S$149 total). These are in limited quantities. If you miss this or want a specific colour/configuration, you’ll have to opt for a “Standard box edition” which only has a free sandstone case.
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be available for standard retail from
8 May 5 May onwards, and will only be available exclusively on Lazada for the first two weeks of launch.
The prices are actually cheaper than what we’d expect; S$998 is basically a direct conversion from $699. Similarly, $899 approximately converts to S$1,298.
Given that US prices are pre-tax, Singaporeans are actually getting a better deal than the Americans for a change.
We’ve summarised the configurations and prices below:
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Singapore Prices
|OnePlus 8||Onyx Black/|
|OnePlus 8||Interstellar Glow/|
|OnePlus 8 Pro||Onyx Black||128GB||8GB||$1,298|
|OnePlus 8 Pro||Glacial Green/|
Shift in strategy for OnePlus?
OnePlus has seen a shift in its strategy from its early “flagship killer” days. With the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, the company is now directly competing with industry leader Samsung in the premium Android segment.
Ironically, Apple released the iPhone SE for just $399 (S$649) the same week. We’ve directly compared the iPhone SE and OnePlus 8, to see what you get (and lose) from paying the extra $300 (S$349). I’ve also argued that the iPhone challenges us to rethink what we value in smartphones.
What do you think about the OnePlus 8? Should OnePlus go back to making more affordable phones? Let us know in the comments below.