OnePlus 9 Lite India launch and Snapdragon 865 chipset tipped again

Highlights
  • A tipster claims the OnePlus 9 Lite will definitely launch in India and China
  • The phone’s EU launch is not confirmed at the moment
  • Expected OnePlus 9 Lite specifications include Snapdragon 865 chipset, three rear cameras, and 90Hz AMOLED screen

A leak from earlier told us quite a bit about the OnePlus 9 Lite specifications. For starters, it was tipped to run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, among other things. A new leak from Twitter user TechDroider reaffirms the earlier report. The tipster says OnePlus 9 Lite — which is said to have two model numbers, namely LE2100 and LE2101 — will launch in China and India, while the phone’s EU availability is uncertain at this point. Like Samsung, even OnePlus plans to push its product launches ahead by a month. The expected OnePlus 9 Lite launch date is set for sometime in March 2021. Lastly, the OnePlus 9 Lite price in India could be around Rs 43,800, a tad lower than the 8T’s current price tag of Rs 45,999.

Little more is known about other OnePlus 9 Lite specifications at this point. Some reports suggest that it could be a slightly tweaked OnePlus 8T with a dash of new features here and there. We can expect the phone to ship with a high-refresh-rate AMOLED screen, three rear cameras, and run Android 11 out of the box. Support for 65W fast charging seems unlikely, as OnePlus will probably reserve it for the better-specced OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Similarly, the Lite model could also skip the new Leica-branded cameras that the company is working on.

Also read: OnePlus 9 Lite price, specifications tipped

However, it’s best if we take these leaks with a grain of salt. Last year, the rumour mill was abuzz with mentions of a mid-range OnePlus 8 Lite being released alongside the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. That device never materialised and was launched much later as the OnePlus Nord. After all, OnePlus has never launched three phones at the same time in its seven-year history.

Key Specs

OnePlus 9 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | 6 GBProcessor
6.65 inches Display
48 MP + 16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
OnePlus 9 Lite Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 34,999
Release Date: 26-Jun-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured