Amazon is running a … unusual OnePlus 10 Pro 5G pre-order deal
In terms of US carriers, the new OnePlus 10 Pro marks a return to the brand’s T-Mobile exclusive routes that will undoubtedly delight some Verizon fans. Of course, you don’t have to buy your next 5G-enabled mobile powerhouse directly from the wireless service provider.
As long as you have nine Benjamin to spend in advance, the handset maker has several official shopping avenues, including the US e-store, Best Buy and Amazon. All three sites are offering exciting OnePlus 10 Pro pre-order deals ahead of the April 14 release, and for lack of better wording, Amazon’s advertising is the most unusual.
Like OnePlus and Best Buy, the e-commerce giant is visiting for a limited time as a Deal Sweetener instead of lowering the list price of unlocked 6.7-inch phones. But this is not your traditional gift card or an increasingly common pair of real wireless earbuds.
Instead, if you opt for Amazon, you’ll get the company’s own second-gen Echo Show 8 smart display bundled with Emerald Green or Volcanic Black OnePlus 10 Pro 5G packing with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space.
Priced at $ 129.99 itself, the 2021-released Echo Show 8 has never before been bundled for free with a smartphone … or anything beyond the smart home spectrum to our knowledge. It is also highly unusual for eco-branded devices to be sold with non-Amazon products, and if we are to guess, this deal has something to do with the recent dominance in the US smart speaker market.
It remains to be seen whether Amazon will get into the habit of offering these special packages to cope with the growing popularity of Google Nest products, which itself is based on a long history of free, huge discounts and killer bundles.
As far as OnePlus 10 Pro recipients are concerned, we can see at least some of them being tempted by the acclaimed Echo Show 8, which technically exceeds the value of both the OnePlus Buds Z2 and Best Buy’s $ 100 gift card.