Everyone is expecting OnePlus 8 to launch in April. But rumors about its specs have surfaced quite recently. Leaks show that the Shenzen based company aims to target budget users with OnePlus 8 Lite. The company is well known for offering flagship specs at very low prices. That changed when the OnePlus 7 came out, fitting in the higher price group. Despite OnePlus 8 being a high-priced phone, the lite version will launch for the budget-conscious folks. In the same vein, this article has all you need to know about OnePlus 8 Lite.
The expected price is $499. It’s launching alongside the Pro version, on the 14th of April. Though OnePlus 7 came out a month earlier last year. Some reports suggest that the phone’s not launching anytime soon until July, which could prove to be the actual date.
The phone’s frame will be coming in an aluminum alloy frame, which is great for robustness. But the rear panel is still made out of glass for wireless charging. This phone won’t be as durable as a high-grade pair of safety glasses, but the aluminum frame helps. The front side uses a gorilla glass for almost shatterproof protection. OnePlus continues to maintain a type C port, which is not a surprise. It’s sad that the 3.5 mm headphone jack is part of our history now. The camera on the top left resembles the design of Google Pixel 4 & the iPhone 11 Pro apple ios.
The Lite version comes with a 6.4 inch AMOLED display, packing a 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution. With a screen refresh rate of 90Hz, you’ll experience a smooth & flowy display. The inclusion of 5G is something that everything expected. Ever since Samsung’s S20 added 5G to their phone, almost every other phone manufacturer is vying to do the same. At $499, this could be the cheapest 5G phone at you can get, more so at very amazing specs!
A 6GB Ram is enough to handle any number of apps in your everyday use. The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 may be a downgrade from Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. But you won’t experience any significant friction in processing power. The storage comes in either 128GB or 256GB. At this point, the specs of OnePlus 8 Lite leave no room for any debate about what could be the best budget smartphone of 2020.