OnePlus was once dubbed the flagship killer, and I’d say even now they retain that title. But over the years, OnePlus have hardened and have increasingly made their devices at a higher price point, but the specs always support it. Arguably, their devices still have a tonne of value when you compare them to other flagships in the market, but it left a bad taste in my mouth when I saw their prices skyrocketing (well not really, but you get it).
Now it seems, if leaks are to be believed, OnePlus might be targeting a budget mid-range smartphone market, after leaks came out showing off a device reportedly called the OnePlus 8 Lite.
Seems like OnePlus is venturing into the Mid-Range Budget Smartphone segment after all, if this leak from 91mobiles is to be believed! OnePlus 8 Lite? I wonder if it's actually gonna happen because I have a lot of doubts regarding this. 1/2 #OnePlus8lite pic.twitter.com/oQAv7Rnb2n
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) December 7, 2019
The phone seems to feature a 6.4-6.5 inch display, no fingerprint reader on the back, and a dual camera setup. This could be OnePlus’s foray into the 5G after the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G variant. It’s rumoured that it could house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip, which makes total sense.
But honestly, we’re going to have to wait to see if the leaks are even true at this point. I for one, would love to get a cheaper OnePlus device because I feel like Oxygen OS is one of the best Android skins out there, after Stock Android of course. OnePlus haven’t disappointed me yet, and I’m hoping they don’t here.