OnePlus 8 Lite / OnePlus Z Still Coming, Probably In The Summer
The tipster also clarified that the OnePlus 8 Lite / OnePlus Z was supposed to launch alongside the OnePlus 8 series a couple of days ago. That did not happen because of the current global health crisis.
OnePlus will probably host a separate event for the announcement of its more affordable smartphone, unless it announces it via a press release. Both scenarios are a possibility at this point.
OnePlus mid-range offering is coming, and it will be called the OnePlus 8 Lite or OnePlus Z
The latest information regarding the company’s budget phone suggested that it will be called the OnePlus Z, not the 8 Lite. OnePlus did not share any info just yet, so our guess is as good as yours.
It would make sense to call it the OnePlus 8 Lite, as it will be a part of the OnePlus 8 series, kind of. Releasing such a phone makes sense, as the company’s most affordable device costs $699 at the moment.
The OnePlus 8 Lite / OnePlus Z is rumored to be made out of metal, and include a centered display camera hole. The phone will also include a flat display, and different placement of the rear camera module.
This handset will also be smaller than the other two OnePlus 8 devices. When its CAD-based renders surfaced, the source claimed that the display will be between 6.4 and 6.5 inches big.
The phone is rumored to include a fullHD+ display, and it will support the 90Hz refresh rate. The company confirmed last year that it doesn’t plan on releasing any more phones with 60Hz displays.
The phone is expected to measure 159.2 x 74 x 8.6mm, roughly. It will also be lighter than the other two OnePlus 8 handsets. The phone is also expected to include an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The phone will probably be fueled by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L SoC
The OnePlus 8 Lite / OnePlus Z will probably be fueled by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L SoC. That is at least what the rumors have been saying. There’s always a chance OnePlus may stick with Qualcomm, and include the Snapdragon 765G instead.
One of the rumors that surfaced a while back claimed that the phone will arrive in July. That is still a possibility, as it fits the description that the tipster shared.
We still do not know where will this phone become available, though. OnePlus will hopefully share some more information in the near future. There you have it, the OnePlus 8 Lite / OnePlus Z seems to be coming, we just don’t know when exactly.