- OnePlus has confirmed the launch of an affordable smartphone series in India
- The upcoming smartphone may be called OnePlus Lite Z
- OnePlus will announce the phone in India in July
After months of rumours and speculations, OnePlus has finally confirmed that it is indeed launching an affordable smartphone series soon. In a note to the media and the public, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed that the company is bringing “a new, more affordable smartphone product line” that will offer the same premium and flagship experience we have come to expect from the brand. While the note does not reveal the name of the phone, OnePlus has created an Instagram page, called “OnePlusLiteZThings,” which seems to suggest that the upcoming affordable OnePlus phone will be called OnePlus Lite Z.
Up until a few hours ago, the OnePlus Lite Z has been going by name OnePlus Z or OnePlus Nord. We still believe the “Nord” word will be associated with the upcoming smartphone series, but we’re not sure what it means at the moment. Now that OnePlus has confirmed it is launching a new affordable smartphone series, we expect the company to start teasing the device in the days to come.
OnePlus Lite Z Thing 👀👀 https://t.co/K2jjBs2sjP— Carl Pei (@getpeid) June 23, 2020
Where is OnePlus Lite Z/ OnePlus Z/ OnePlus Nord launching?
The company has revealed that the upcoming affordable smartphone series will be launching in India and Europe first and will later expand to North America in the future. In one teaser image, the company has also revealed cryptically that the OnePlus Lite Z will launch in India in July. Based on past rumours, the smartphone is expected to launch on July 10th.
OnePlus Lite Z specifications (rumoured)
Based on what we know so far, the OnePlus Lite Z will come with a punch-hole AMOLED display and a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone is said to be powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC and will support 5G. It is also said to come with quad cameras that includes a 64MP main camera. As an affordable phone, The OnePlus Lite Z will unlikely launch with wireless charging. Lastly, the phone may house a 4,000mAh battery and support Warp Charge 30T fast charging.