Cutting corners: Beloved budgeteers OnePlus have been steadily elevating their prices for a number of years straight, by offering good worth telephones with in any other case high-end specs. That’s seen them go from their unique $299 product line flip right into a $599 one. But all is just not misplaced, and like many smartphone producers OnePlus will probably be splitting the OnePlus 8 line-up in three, the flagship 8 Pro, premium 8 and price range 8 Lite. Lower prices actually sound good, however might you agree with sub-par specs?
The new leak comes courtesy of Steve ‘McFly’ Hemmerstoffer, who has a virtually flawless five-year leaking monitor file. While he hasn’t offered a spec sheet for the system, we’ve received renders of what it will seem like primarily based on manufacturing CAD information he’s intercepted.
The OnePlus 8 Lite seems to be a critical deviation from typical OnePlus design, shifting the digicam bump again to the nook from the central place it’s occupied the previous few generations. It’s additionally now received an oblong bump, which appears to be like fairly comparable to leaks of the Galaxy S11.
In different areas, nevertheless, it’s kind of what you’d count on from a barely cheaper OnePlus system. The round cut-out in the nook of the OnePlus 8 has been moved to the center. The show is flat and about 6.4” to 6.5”. It has one much less digicam with ‘only’ two common sensors, although a mysterious cut-out may be a ToF (time of flight) depth sensor.
Like the OnePlus 7 sequence, the OnePlus 8 Lite gained’t have a headphone jack however may have an under-screen fingerprint scanner. That’ll additionally imply the display screen is OLED.
Despite their regular value hikes, OnePlus nonetheless has a repute for flagship specs at price range prices. I count on (and positively hope) the OnePlus 8 Lite will proceed that pattern and sacrifice some flagship creature comforts to carry the value beneath $500, fairly than compromise the uncooked efficiency that makes OnePlus OnePlus. The system will launch someday subsequent 12 months.