I have had my fair share of launch events — from Samsung to Infinix and Tecno, to name a few. And while some of them are interesting, others are, you know:
However, the food (and the goody bags) served at these events makes it worth the while.
Me at launch events:
But would I pay to attend to one if I am not MissTechy?
Well, I can’t say, for now (I’d pay to watch Elon Musk launch something, though). But OnePlus actually wants their fans to pay $40 (Approx N15,000) to physically attend the launch of the OnePlus 5t which would be unveiled on the 16th of November in New York.
While opening up press events to fans is cool, charging $40 for a ticket seems a little steep, but OnePlus has clarified that the money received for tickets will be going to charity.
Now, imagine if your favorite phone manufacturer did something similar in your country, would you pay to attend?