OnePlus Z: Affordable Smartphone In India, Expected price, specifications and Everything

OnePlus Z is likely to be equipped with a fast mid-range processor and start retail at an affordable mid-range price point. OnePlus Z which has also been called OnePlus 8 Lite, could be an affordable offering we have been waiting after the launch of expensive OnePlus 8 lineup.

After launching the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro earlier this year, phone maker OnePlus is all set to launch a new disruptive product in the market. All but confirming the countless leaks and rumours we’ve heard over the past few, OnePlus’ CEO, Pete Lau, has revealed that the company is working on an affordable smartphone that could first be introduced in India.

Expected to be called the OnePlus Z, this new product will see OnePlus go back to its roots and deliver an affordable product offering. While Lau hasn’t revealed the name of the device yet, he did say that the new affordable device is coming “soon” and that that there will be an announcement soon for India.

Here’s all we know about the device right now. Mentioned in this article.

OnePlus Z: Launch date:

We’ve been hearing about the OnePlus Z for a few months now, with the device initially expected to be launched alongside the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro earlier in the year. However, as it turns out the company decided to not do so at the time, with the current timeline for the launch now likely to be sometime in July.

A number of leaksters have pegged the phone for a July launch, with the most notable one being Max J who has time and again claimed the OnePlus Z will be launched in July. And now, with Pete Lau claiming an announcement on an affordable OnePlus phone could be soon, we may just be all set to witness the device’s launch in July.

OnePlus Z: Design:

While there isn’t anything concrete on the design yet, a number of leaks in the past have claimed to reveal how the phone will look like once it’s launched. The leaked renders of the phone show a simple design for the OnePlus Z, with a flat-screen and no curves on the edges.

OnePlus Z: Expected specs:

Rumours claim that OnePlus will rely on Qualcomm’s midrange Snapdragon 765G chip for the phone. However, other leaks have claimed the OnePlus Z could come with a flagship-grade MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chip. Dimensity 1000 has comparable performance with the Snapdragon 865 and unlike the latter, also brings a built-in 5G modem.

Other specifications could include an in-display fingerprint sensor, 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The device could get a 4,000 mAh battery, and 30Watt charging as well. For the cameras, rumours claim the phone could get a triple camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary lens, a 16-megapixel secondary lens and a third 12-megapixel lens.

OnePlus Z: Expected price:

The most important aspect of OnePlus Z would be its price. The phone has already been confirmed to sport an affordable price tag, however, there is no word on what the definition of affordability for OnePlus will be when it comes to the new phone.

The expectation is that the phone could be launched at a price point closer to the 30,000 Rupee mark in India, making it by far the most affordable of OnePlus phones in the country at the moment. This price will also put it in a direct fight with the iPhone SE and the upcoming Google Pixel 4a, with the latter also expected to flaunt a similar price tag in the country.

OnePlus Z Summary:

OnePlus Z is an upcoming smartphone by OnePlus. The phone is rumoured to come with a 6.40-inch touchscreen display. The OnePlus Z is rumoured to run Android 10 and is expected to be powered by a 4000mAh battery. The OnePlus Z supports proprietary fast charging.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the OnePlus Z is rumoured to pack a rear camera. It is expected to sport a camera on the front for selfies.

The OnePlus Z runs OxygenOS based on Android 10. The OnePlus Z tipped to be a dual-SIM smartphone.

Connectivity options on the OnePlus Z are said to include Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G with active 4G on both SIM cards. Sensors on the phone are rumoured to include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.

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