We have an official launch date for the new OnePlus 8 series of smartphones: 14th of April. That is right, in just over two weeks we will see the new devices that the company has to offer. For the past two years, OnePlus has launched two smartphones at the same time and now we may see a third device, the OnePlus 8 Lite, if rumors are true. Many specifications as well as renders with all three smartphones already leaked online.
We can expect that both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 pro to come with the Snapdragon 865 CPU and 8GB or 12GB of RAM. Just like before, the company will focus a lot on cameras as well as the display, with the OnePlus 8 Pro having a 120Hz refresh-rate AMOLED panel, just like the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 series. While both the 8 and the 8 Pro will come with flagship-level specifications, the interesting device may be the OnePlus 8 Lite.
According to leaks, it will feature a Mediatek CPU and will have mid-range specs and price. What exactly does OnePlus understand by mid-range price it is hard to know right now, but I would expect it to compete with the Pixel 3a and not the Redmi Note 9 series. This may not be what many are expecting, but OnePlus will certainly try to offer better specifications and the new OnePlus 8 Lite may actually offer great value and a good price-to-performance ratio. It is not the first time that OnePlus launches a mid-range device. Many still remember the OnePlus X. Let’s hope that this time it goes better for the company. All three smartphones will have 5G connectivity.