OnePlus is perhaps gearing as much as return to the mid-range telephone market subsequent yr. A brand new report by 91Mobiles and prolific leaker, OnLeaks affords the primary take a look at a supposed OnePlus eight Lite, a comparatively reasonably priced possibility within the firm’s forthcoming OnePlus eight line of telephones.
The OnePlus eight Lite renders reveal a well-recognized all-glass, shiny exterior with a hole-punch cutout within the heart of the show and an oblong array — just like the rumored Galaxy S11 telephones — of two cameras on the rear.
It’s price noting that the design proven right here is in stark distinction to what the higher-end OnePlus eight Professional is anticipated to have. A current leak mentioned the OnePlus eight Professional’s punch-hole digicam will likely be located on the high left nook of the display screen as a substitute of the center and the rear digicam bump will likely be largely an identical to the prevailing OnePlus 7 Professional.
The remainder of the OnePlus eight Lite’s construct will likely be simple. It has a USB Kind-C port on the underside, no headphone jack, and OnePlus’ signature alert slider for switching audio profiles. The absence of a conventional fingerprint sensor additionally means it would home one contained in the OLED display screen. Talking of which, the report says the show will likely be about 6.Four-inch tall.
The leak doesn’t shed a lot mild on the place OnePlus will reduce corners apart from the digicam. If the corporate plans to cost the OnePlus eight Lite beneath the $500 mark, it’s seemingly the telephone will run on certainly one of Qualcomm’s many mid-range processors as a substitute of the flagship chipsets. It’s additionally doable the OnePlus eight Lite could merely find yourself as an effort to streamline OnePlus’ rising banquet of fashions, particularly in international locations like India the place it at present has the 7T Professional, 7 Professional, and 7T on sale.
A number of weeks in the past, one other leak spilled the beans on OnePlus’ subsequent flagship, the OnePlus eight Professional. The telephone is rumored to go official someday in Could subsequent yr with a hole-punch show, a complete of a minimum of 5 digicam sensors, wi-fi charging, and a 120Ghz 6.5-inch display screen.
The final time OnePlus launched a funds telephone was method again in 2015. With a beginning value of round $240 and funds , the OnePlus X didn’t do nicely and struggled to face its floor in opposition to telephones from firms like Xiaomi. Because the competitors heats up in international locations akin to India, OnePlus could also be seeking to increase into extra value segments (or regain those it misplaced whereas climbing up the worth ladder) on the again of its unparalleled foothold within the so-called “reasonably priced flagship” bracket with the OnePlus eight Lite.