6.5% UK price rise for OnePlus 3 comes into effect, as company deals with Brexit fallout

Following the results of the UK's 'Brexit' referendum - in which it voted to leave the European Union - many companies have been considering how best to deal with the consequences of that decision. The UK is unlikely to actually leave the EU for at least another couple of years, but economic uncertainty has already taken its toll, pushing the pound sterling to a 31-year low against the US dollar last week.

On Tuesday, OnePlus said that "the sharp drop witnessed in the currency markets following the Brexit decision", coupled with its thin margins, would force it to increase the price of its newest flagship-class handset, which it launched a few weeks ago.

Today, that price rise has come into effect; the OnePlus 3 now costs £20 (6.5%) more than it did last week, pushing its price up to £329.

That's still a pretty good price for such an appealing and capable handset though - and the company has also addressed early concerns regarding the 3's RAM management and display color issues with the release of its OxygenOS 3.2.1 update last week.

Meanwhile, Dell confirmed last week that it has increased its UK prices by 10% as a direct result of Brexit-related currency fluctuations, while Lenovo has said that it is considering UK price rises and job cuts, among other options.

Source: OnePlus

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