OnePlus Z tipped to be powered by Snapdragon 765 instead of Dimensity 1000

Highlights
    • OnePlus Z is expected to be a more affordable offering from OnePlus than the OnePlus 8 series
    • The handset is expected to launch in July

OnePlus is widely expected to launch an affordable handset, i.e. OnePlus Z (previously thought to be OnePlus 8 Lite), sometime in July. Till now, OnePlus Z was speculated to feature Dimensity 1000 SoC but now a new leak suggests that the company will instead be going ahead with Snapdragon 765 chipset for the phone. While Snapdragon chipsets are known for offering better support for custom ROMs and developers in general, the unfortunate thing about this particular instance is that Dimensity 1000 is a more powerful chipset than the Snapdragon 765 SoC in almost all areas. The new information comes from tipster Max J., who has also speculated that the company might have changed the processor choice at a late stage in development.

OnePlus Z leaked specifications and expected price

The OnePlus Z has been rumoured to feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display that has a 90Hz refresh rate, which would be at par with that of OnePlus 8 but below the 120Hz offered by OnePlus 8 Pro. There is expected to be a center-aligned punch-hole cutout to house the front camera on the phone. Following this new leak, the handset is now expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 765 SoC, which could be tagged along with with 8GB memory and 128GB/ 256GB built-in storage. On the software side, you can expect the OnePlus Z to run Android 10 with OxygenOS on top.

If we talk about cameras, the OnePlus Z is suggested to come with triple camera setup at the back, comprising a 48MP primary sensor, a 16MP secondary lens, and a 12MP unit. A 4,000mAh battery with 30T Warp fast-charging support is expected to fuel the smartphone and you can definitely expect the phone to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. In terms of connectivity, OnePlus Z is expected to come with 5G support.

Moving to the price, the OnePlus Z is rumoured to cost around GBP 400 (approx Rs 37,500), but if we consider that the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are priced relatively lower in India compared to other markets, the OnePlus Z might also be priced lower specifically for India. We should learn more about the OnePlus Z as we approach the launch date, so stay tuned in.

Key Specs

OnePlus Z
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | 6 GBProcessor
6.55 inches Display
64 MP + 16 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4300 mAh Battery
OnePlus Z Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 34,990
Release Date: 23-Dec-2020 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured
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