OnePlus 8 Lite Images Hint at Return to Mid-Range Segment
Back in 2015, OnePlus had launched the OnePlus X — a more affordable version of its flagship smartphone. However, the range was discontinued after they exited the mid-range smartphone space. Now, it seems that the smartphone makers are all set to re-enter the mid-range space with a new device, the OnePlus 8 Lite. With this, OnePlus will offer a more affordable mid-range model, and device renders have already surfaced showing how it may turn out to be.
Going by the renders, the device appears to sport a dual-lens camera on the rear and a punch-hole cut out for the front camera. According to reports, the design of the OnePlus 8 Lite does not feature any curved edges, and the display size will likely be between 6.4- and 6.5 inches. The smartphone may sport a USB-C port at the bottom, and retain the alert slider on the side. Interestingly, the headphone jack, which is gradually becoming more elusive as mainstream audio goes wireless, is absent on the phone.
The renders further show a blue gradient finish, with curved glass rear and an LED flash with an unspecified rear camera configuration. Despite being pegged as a mid-range device, the OnePlus 8 Lite has been touted to include an OLED display panel, an in-display fingerprint sensor and fairly commendable specifications. With such a device, OnePlus may be looking to take the fight back to Google, which introduced itself in the mid-range smartphone segment with an equally compelling option in the Google Pixel 3a.