The OnePlus name has become a brand name that is now acknowledged by almost everyone, fans or not. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that it is one to be reckoned with. The recent launch of the OnePlus Nord a month back, had further cemented this claim too. The aggressive market efforts from OnePlus on their latest launch turned heads, and reached people who weren’t even aware of the brand. After all the attention it got, it seems the OnePlus isn’t done with its Nord series yet. There have been previous leaks that have confirmed another launch that may come. OnePlus has been reportedly working on other smartphones for its Nord lineup series. The company hasn’t commented on this statement yet though. However, leakers are suggesting that it may be called the OnePlus Nord Lite or the OnePlus Aurora.
Leakers are also projecting this OnePlus Nord Lite to be even more affordable than the mid range OnePlus Nord. The OnePlus Nord compromised a bit on the hardware quality to make up for all the other top notch features it offers. Similarly, the OnePlus Nord Lite can also be expected to make more such compromises for a cheaper device. However, fans expect certain features that make any OnePlus device handset as good as it is. These include the likes of a good refresh rate, a good software experience, fast charging, multiple cameras etc.
Let us have a look at the leaked and rumored features and specs of this upcoming device below:
Expected Design and Screen Display
We don’t really know much about the expected display. Expectations suggest the design to be similar to that of the current OnePlus Nord due to being an addition to the Nord series. It may also include a quad camera set up on the back, similar to its predecessor, but it may compromise on the lens aperture and image processor.
This may be a tad bit confusing for readers. Simplifying things down, various leaks suggest different chip sets for the device. And there are currently 3 different suggestions.
One talks about the device possibly having a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC processor. This is an entry level budget chip set that was launched earlier this year. This comes from a leak tweeted from the Twitter handle-‘ _the_tech_guy ‘.
Another leak suggests that the device may instead run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 or 665 SoC processor.
Yet another leak claims that the smartphone can run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC processor. These come from suggestions of the first rumors related to the device. OnePlus devices codenamed Billie 2T and Billie 8T, that are in the works will have this processor, as per expectations. It also supports 5G connectivity unlike the Snapdragon 662 or 665 SoC.
Expected RAM and OS
A Geekbench 5 listing of the unnamed OnePlus device revealed its model number as BE2028. The listing suggests chances of a 6 GB RAM in the device and running on the Android 10 OS out of the box.
We don’t really know about other features of the device, and there has been no leaks related to those. So, it also doesn’t make sense for baseless speculations on those issues. However, as for the device’s charging speeds, we may have some leaks. Some may have noticed a new OnePlus charger to receive certification on the TUV Rheinland website list. This new charger certification suggests a new 18W charger from the company.
Coming to the prices, there are a lot of wild speculations. But most suggestions from leaks expect it to be lesser than the already cheap OnePlus Nord. This may be around or under Rs.20,000. To give you an idea, the OnePlus Nord starts from Rs.24,999. A tweet by tipster Chun on Twitter also suggests the device to launch as early as September end.
The OnePlus Nord, albeit well received, is a mid-tier smartphone offering top notch features. The OnePlus Nord Lite will most likely be a watered down version of the same. We are yet to see what compromises OnePlus makes to make up for its key features.
Given that the tip suggests the launch to be around September end, the Oppo owned smartphone brand may soon reveal actual details about the same. So, are you guys excited about this? Or do you think, the compromises may take away the OnePlus’ unique identity?