- New OnePlus Nord-series phone is said to ship with Snapdragon 460
- The smartphone is expected to launch under Rs 18,000 in India
- OnePlus is expected to launch a couple of affordable phones by the end of 2020
OnePlus launched the mid-range OnePlus Nord in India last month with a starting price of Rs 24,999. This is reportedly the first of many phones the company is planning to launch under the Nord series. Now, according to tipster @the_tech_guy on Twitter, OnePlus is gearing up to launch a Snapdragon 460-powered OnePlus Nord phone in the near future. This suggests that the upcoming OnePlus Nord phone could be the cheapest OnePlus smartphone yet.
The tipster has shared a series of screenshots of a OnePlus proprietary source code, which mentions different processors that could power upcoming smartphones. It includes the name of the chipset SM4250, which is the Snapdragon 460 SoC. Meanwhile, processors like the Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 855, and the Snapdragon 765G are also mentioned in the source code, but OnePlus has already launched smartphones powered by these chipsets.
Upcoming budget smartphone from OnePlus comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SOC (SM4250). pic.twitter.com/q9Dy5qIMdj— the_tech_guy (@_the_tech_guy) August 22, 2020
A separate tweet by @Boby25846908 claims that OnePlus will launch a phone by the end of September, which will powered by either Snapdragon 662 or Snapdragon 665. The tweet adds that the smartphone might cost between Rs 16,000 ($213) and Rs 18,000 ($240) in the Indian market. We cannot verify the authenticity of this leak so it would be wise to take it with a pinch of salt.
Recently, a mysterious OnePlus smartphone was spotted on the Geekbench certification site codenamed ‘Clover’. The smartphone was listed with the dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and Android 10. It managed to score 336 points in single-core and 1,495 in multi-core tests. So far, this is all we know about the upcoming affordable OnePlus smartphones at the moment.