Here's another close look at the OnePlus 8 Lite

Here's another close look at the OnePlus 8 Lite
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:

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.

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8 Pro
  • Display 6.7"
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 4500 mAh



2. Gryffin

Posts: 91; Member since: Dec 19, 2018

everything looked fine until I read MediaTek

5. rouyal

Posts: 1598; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Yep. As soon as I see that on any phone, interest immediately drops. And over $400 for a mediatek phone?

3. Rocket

Posts: 731; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Snapdragon 855 would be the perfect soc to use on all those lite flagships in 2020 instead of mediatek.

4. AbhiD

Posts: 885; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

True. Or even SD 855+ would have been great. Going the MediaTek route, even if it's just for the lite variant is not such a great decision. Although good thing is that both normal and pro variants will be SD as usual.

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