OnePlus would have seen it big for its new series of smartphones. In addition to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro , the manufacturer should unveil a OnePlus 9 Lite .
OnePlus has long been confined to one smartphone per year, but the manufacturer has significantly increased the pace since. Until this year when he gave us six different smartphones. The OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus Nord, OnePlus N100 and OnePlus N10.
Many have criticized this change in strategy, but the brand does not seem to want to change its plans.
A OnePlus 9 Lite to accompany the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro?
Android Central thus tells us today that the brand intends to launch no less than three smartphones at the beginning of next year: a OnePlus 9, a OnePlus 9 Pro and a OnePlus 9 Lite.
You've probably got the idea. OnePlus would like to address a larger target and slip a smartphone of its own in all hands. Given the soaring prices, a “lite” model would therefore allow it to remain accessible and ensure that its customers remain loyal to it… while reaching a wider audience in emerging markets.
But our colleagues do not stop there. According to their source, these three phones are expected to be presented early next year, so they could share the bill with the OnePlus Watch which was confirmed by Pete Lau earlier in the week.
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A slightly more modest configuration
Differences in terms of configuration should also be expected. Unsurprisingly, only the two large models should thus be entitled to a Snapdragon 888. However, this does not mean that the OnePlus 9 Lite will be satisfied with a mid-range SoC. OnePlus would indeed intend to equip it with a Snapdragon 865, a chip which has proven itself and which was present on board all the last high-end devices on the market.
It would also be a question of a panel capable of reaching 90 or 120 Hz and 65 W fast charging, with a photo module inherited from the 8T. The other two models would also offer new sensors.
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So what about the price? Android Central dares to guess. Taking into account the price of the OnePlus 8T, our colleagues think that the OnePlus 9 Lite could be offered around $ 600.