OnePlus recently revealed its OnePlus 8 Series, it was anticipated that the company will also launch a mid-range smartphone named OnePlus 8 Lite earlier. Though that didn’t happen. Now, the rumors about OnePlus 8 Lite are surfacing the internet once again. The rumors confirm that the device is now moving on several platforms under the name of OnePlus Z.
If OnePlus Z sounds fascinating to you and you’re looking onward to its release, here are some features you could see in the mid-range device from OnePlus.
OnePlus Z Release Date, Rumors, Specifications
- Expected release date: July 2020
- 90Hz AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint scanner
- Punch hole display with a single selfie camera
- Triple rear camera setup
- MediaTek Dimensity 1000/ Snapdragon 765G
- 4,000mAh battery with 30W warp Charging
- Expected price: $450-$475
OnePlus Z Release Date
The company disappointed a lot of fans by not releasing OnePlus Z with the 8 series. Rumors suggest that the company delayed the launch of OnePlus Z to a later this summer. The reason behind this is delay is coronavirus and its implications.
Prominent leakers Max J. and Ishan Agarwal have specified that the OnePlus Z announcement date could be in July. If this is accurate it will be the first time when OnePlus will swerve from its usual bi-yearly launch schedule.
It is almost assured that OnePlus Z won’t launch with Snapdragon 865 SoC found in OnePlus 8 series as the company will try to keep the price to a minimum.
Rumors have specified that OnePlus 8 Lite/ OnePlus Z could be driven by MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor (MediaTek MT6889). However, a recent rumor also indicates that OnePlus Z could be tossed with Snapdragon 765G processor.
Yes, OnePlus Z will have 5G. Since OnePlus Z is supposed to be a mid-budget smartphone, therefore, adding a 120Hz display will be outrageous. So, OnePlus Z is hyped to come with the 90Hz display.
When it comes to battery, rumors have discovered that OnePlus Z could sport a 4,000mAH battery with 30W fast charging support. It is very doubtful that OnePlus will include wireless charging in the OnePlus Z as it has recently announced its 30W wireless charging technology in OnePlus 8 Pro.
However, there are indications that we could see IP rating in OnePlus Z, probably IP53, which was offered by Google in Pixel 3.
Finally, OnePlus Z is likely to be available in two different RAM options – 6GB and 8GB. Storage choices could go up to 256GB. We haven’t heard of any rumors about the color options yet.
OnePlus Z Price
OnePlus Z 6GB/128GB: $450-$475
A rumored specs page surfaced on Weibo which discovered that OnePlus Z price could drop in the range of $450-$475 for the early variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB core storage. At this price point, OnePlus Z could show to be a capable budget smartphone.
In fact, OnePlus has one more competitor in the market in the form of Apple iPhone SE 2020 this time and the company would want to keep prices in check to balance the competition.