OnePlus Phones Go On Sale In Australia Next Week

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Early this month, we told you the aggressively-priced, high-end phone brand OnePlus was coming to Australia. Well, now we can tell you when you'll be able to buy one and how much it'll cost.

Two variants of the OnePlus 5 will go on sale in Australia through the company's soft launch program on August 29 at 10AM AEST. Both ship with a free Sandstone Protective Case, but ship into Australia with a UK-style (Type-G) USB charger -- so you'll need to find a spare around the house.

If you're keen to try out the company's phones, you'll either be able to choose from the OnePlus 5 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage in Slate Gray or Soft Gold for $599, or the OnePlus 5 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage in Midnight Black or Slate Gray for $699.

Like the new $1499 Samsung Galaxy Note8, the OnePlus 5 has dual rear cameras and a portrait mode that blurs backgrounds around its photo subjects, and is built around a 5.5-inch display: it's very similar to an iPhone 7 Plus in a more svelte, Android-toting body.

OnePlus also makes the note that these prices aren't indicative of any future prices for any future store plans it has for Australia, and that stocks are limited -- so you'll have to buy one while supplies last to help OnePlus test its product and supply chain.

If you want to sign up to attend OnePlus's pop-up enthusiast meet-up events in either Sydney or Melbourne, too, you can do so here. [OnePlus]

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    Like the new $1499 Samsung Galaxy Note8, the OnePlus 5 has dual rear cameras and a portrait mode that blurs backgrounds around its photo subjects, and is built around a 5.5-inch display:

    The Galaxy Note8 has a 5.5-inch display??? Wtf?

    Switched from iOS to the OnePlus 5, definitely notice the speed!

      Same. Got rid of my iPhone 6S Plus and got a OnePlus 5. Best decision I've made.

    That price is a lot better than the $800+ they had estimated it a couple of months ago. I could definitely see myself upgrading for that much. That being said, some re-sellers who are advertising it, have the prices up over $800, see if that changes after the release.

    Last edited 25/08/17 3:17 am

    I doubt OnePlus is selling this as local stock. If they are, then they are breaking the law as the plug is not AS/NZS 3112 standards compliant.
    So don't expect it to come with GST tax receipt. They're most likely still considered as grey stock but with local warranty.

    Approved electrical goods will have an ‘electrical safety approval mark’. This mark will often include a capital letter followed by a certificate number. Some small electrical goods may use other approval marks such as the trade name. Examples of NSW electrical safety approval marks are shown in the next column.
    Important: Overseas Certificates of Approval and approval marks, such as the CE mark, are not acceptable in Australia.
    The maximum penalty for selling, importing, hiring or exchanging ‘declared articles’ without ‘electrical safety approval marks’ and an Australian Certificate of Approval is $82,500 and/or 2 years jail for individuals or $825,000 for corporations.

      You are assuming here and remember when you assume you make an Ass out of you and well you in this case.

      Do you really think they would not have this sorted out seeing they sell their products in multiple countries and understand this already.

      Instead of jumping to conclusions wait and see what they actually do.

      Ok so they use the Dash charging system licensed by Oppo their parent company. Going by that we can assume all they need do is source the chargers from Oppo and they are certified.. Easy.

    Where can I buy this?

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