The "Lite" flagship model trend is back
in full swing, it seems, as, after holding out for years with a single model, then moving on to "T" versions, OnePlus is now gearing up to announce the OnePlus 8
, 8 Pro
and 8 Lite models.
The purported specs of each one of these had already leaked long ago, denoting great bang for the buck if OnePlus keeps its current pricing scheme:
OnePlus 8 family specs leak
The design of the 8 and Pro models
also leaked out, leaving us in the dark about the Lite version until recently, when an alleged dummy appeared
in a box somewhere, most likely in the offices of a case maker. It depicted a tri-camera design, but a good half of the phone was hidden from plain sight.
Until now, that is, when a famed leakster channel posted the Lite phone's renderings in high resolution, displaying every nook and cranny of the most affordable OnePlus from the 2020 editions.
As a reminder, the OnePlus 8 Lite will also be a 5G-capable phone, judging from its Dimension 1000 chipset. but will make do with a 1080p display, and a 4000mAh battery, as well as less memory compared to its more decked-out siblings.
The starting price will be just about $430, though, but the choice of a MediaTek processor tells us that this will be a strictly Asian model that won't see the light of day here in the US, where Qualcomm's Snapdragon family rules the 4G and 5G airwaves. Oh, well, at least it looks pretty in blue.