Or could it be the OnePlus 8 Lite.
In the build-up to the OnePlus 8 launch we heard much about a budget User, but only the ‘foundation’ system and the OnePlus 8 Pro appeared when the launch event occurred. What happened with the OnePlus 8 Lite, then?
The OnePlus 8 Lite or OnePlus Z as some leaks say that your telephone could be called will answer many people’s concerns about the OnePlus 8 series: there’s no real affordable entrance in the range due to large price hikes from The OnePlus 7 series.
Some people want a new OnePlus phone without charging the premium the main OnePlus 8 series needs, so many are also excited about the 8 Lite or OnePlus Z prospect.
Read our OnePlus 8 Pro review
In 2019 Oppo – owned by the same parent company as OnePlus – launched an affordable version of the Oppo Reno, Oppo Reno Z, and there is a precedent that the ‘Z’ telephone will be an open alternate.
OnePlus Z release date and price
OnePlus 8 Lite was not unveiled at OnePlus 8 launch mid-April 2020 we’re not sure when the rumour makes July 2020 the most probable choice. Production issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic may have impacted the supply of phones, as was the case with other 2020 smartphones.
OnePlus Z leaks and news
While the OnePlus 8 Lite, or OnePlus Z as some of these leaks refer to it as, certainly did not see the number of leaks as the other two phones in its series, we know a little bit about the product.
A OnePlus 8 Lite render gave us an idea of the handset, and it actually showed a handset that doesn’t look that different from the main OnePlus 8 series, with a central punch-hole cut-out to the top of the display, rear cameras in a bump to the left of the screen, and no 3.5 mm headphone jack.
We also saw live hands-on phone pictures, which normally seem to back the make. The screen is square, which is a change from the other OnePlus 8 smartphones, but the phone’s back wasn’t shown.
Just before the OnePlus 8 launch, a massive leak left all three phones naked, including the Lite one. This leak said the phone would have a 6.4-inch screen, 48MP+16MP+12MP combination rear camera, 16MP front camera, 4,000mAh battery, and Mediatek 1000 chipset.
However, this leak has got the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro wrong in some respects, so take the details with a big pinch of salt.
OnePlus Z: what we want to see
when it comes out, we’ll compile everything we want to see in OnePlus 8 Lite, or OnePlus Z.
1. Triple camera combination
If a smartphone has a primary, ultra_wide and telephoto lens, you can take images in a variety of situations. Most budget smartphones, however, lack the sensor instead of preferring a macro or deep-sensing snapper, meaning they aren’t perfect for long-range images.
We’d like to see the OnePlus 8 Lite come with these three cameras, so in a variety of circumstances, the system is perfect for photography. It’s doubtful as OnePlus 8 base skipped this combination, however we can imagine.
2. A 90Hz display
Though new top-end and even mid-range smartphones are starting to pack 90Hz or even 120Hz displays, affordable devices are late for this crowd, and it would not be shocking if the OnePlus 8 Lite had a ‘ordinary’ 60Hz panel.
Nevertheless, as people who have used 90Hz or even 120Hz screens will testify, they can be fun to use because it makes scrolling content easier whether it’s on social media or swiping menus.
The OnePlus 8 had a 90Hz display so the Lite won’t beat that, but we’d love to suit the affordable phone, particularly as almost all affordable phones have 60Hz displays.
3. 5G Connectivity
Even with high-refresh-rate displays, at the time of writing, there are no 5G phones on the market that are genuinely ‘affordable’ because even 5G phones with the lowest price tags are only mid-range in size, and with just reasonable specs too.
For those people trying to get 5 G connections without wasting tons of money, a 5 G OnePlus 8 Lite will be perfect-5 G contracts appear to be costly enough as it is without the phone