Following the footsteps of Samsung and Google, which have already launched low-end variants of their flagship smartphones, another smartphone maker OnePlus is now planning to introduce such an affordable device later this year. Called the OnePlus 8 Lite, the smartphone would be a trimmed down version of the upcoming OnePlus 8 smartphone.
The OnePlus 8 Lite is expected to come with a 6.4-inch display, a triple rear camera setup, and a hole-punch display at the centre, which will also house the front camera. The OnePlus 8 Lite would be close to the OnePlus 7T in terms of height and width, however, it might be a little thicker. The rear panel is expected to come with glass design, and there will be a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front. The smartphone will have a 2400 x 1080p resolution with a 90Hz refresh rate.
The smartphone is expected to be powered by a MediaTek processor and will come in two storage variants – 8GB/128 and 8GB/256GB. The rear camera setup would comprise of a 48MP main camera, a 16MP ultra-wide, and a 12MP telephoto lens.
A few reports have also claimed that the affordable device might be launched with a different name. According to tipster Max Weinbach, the device could be called the OnePlus Z.
Earlier this week, OnePlus announced that it will reveal its next flagship smartphones – the OnePlus 8 series of smartphones – in an online-only event on April 14. The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro are expected to come with a 120Hz refresh rate display and support the fifth generation of cellular networks – 5G.