OnePlus always do their steps carefully. When a company brand becomes widespread, it will launch a lot of products. But, OnePlus always go along with the user feedback. Even if they began Android TV, The main focus is mobiles. OnePlus got the attention of the users because of its budget-friendly flagship idea. But, Nowadays, the term Budget-friendly is slowly vanishing. OnePlus 8 Pro goes near with a $1000 price range. They had a unique audience. But, they can’t survive with only limited users. Because when a user purchases a mobile. They will again buy mobile in 2-3 years. Every mobile manufacturer know, Most of the people feel flagship are not worthy. People always consider the price-value ratio. So, Manufacturers like Samsung, Google launched lite versions with enough Flagship features. Now OnePlus is working on their OnePlus 8/Z Lite- New mobile series with Budget-friendly price.
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Why OnePlus 8/Z Lite Series?
Even if OnePlus considered a reputed brand and people trust their mobiles, the main motto of the brand budget-friendly flagship term is not making sense now. Most of the manufacturers, in real view, hate to provide high price range flagship mobiles. But, they have to do this to stand in the competition line. But, to give and maintain value, they introduce lite versions to experience flagship-level features other than the processor. Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S10 lite version with flagship-level Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 processor. Google introduces Pixel 3a comes under $400. Now Apple introduced iPhone SE2 with Apple A13 Bionic processor with the price range from $399. So, Every manufacturer knows mid-range space is a demand one. Thus OnePlus is working on OnePlus 8/OnePlus Z lite versions.
OnePlus 8 Lite/OnePlus Z Expecting Price and Specifications
There is no official confirmation about the specs. But from trusted sources, we can mention what specs OnePlus 8 Lite version will have.
- MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Quad-Core 5G processor
- 6.4-inch AMOLED Center hole-punch display with 2400 x 1080 pixes and 90Hz Refresh rate.
- 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM. 8 GB RAM is enough for heavy users too.
- Regarding power, It comes with 4000 mAh battery capacity and no wireless charging.
- No IP rating. It can be splash-proof.
- A triple rear camera setup (48MP + 16MP + 12MP) and 16 MP Primary Camera.
What is Special About MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor?
MediaTek processors are budget-friendly. You can notice most of the budget-friendly mobiles have this type of processor. But, What you pay, you will get enough features for your price. There will be no compromise in the performance. But, Qualcomm processor has better GPU experience compare with MediaTek. The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor has 6Ghz 5G connectivity with integrated Wi-Fi 6. Also, It has Arm Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. We can’t say this processor performance will equal to Snapdragon 865 processor. Other than GPU performance, It can perform 855 and 865 processor overall. In terms of GPU, Qualcomm is always a king.
OnePlus 8 Lite Expecting Price range
OnePlus 8 Lite version comes with two variants- 8+128GB and 8+256 GB. The price may start at around $500(£399). But, In India, the OnePlus mobile price is always low. Thus We can expect the variant starts from around INR 30,000 to 33,000.
Can OnePlus 8 Lite make better sales?
OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro doesn’t satisfy users like past years. There are a lot of reasons for that. Price is one of the main reasons. OnePlus can’t lower the flagship mobile series price, and It won’t happen. So, to gain valuable users again, they have to introduce the Upper mid-range price value mobile with reasonable specs. Thus they are working on new OnePlus 8 Lite/OnePlus Z series. I hope OnePlus will make the best sales in the new “Z” series. OnePlus is not alone in the Lite version idea. Samsung is coming with the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G. iPhone already released iPhone SE2 for $399. So, they have massive competition here. 5G technology alone can’t help OnePlus. They have the better OS and user trust in past years. So, they can win.
OnePlus always wanted to stick with the user side. That’s why OnePlus become a successful company within a few years. But, Due to the hype and competition, they have to go for their motto limits. Thus, the price goes beyond real value. When a mobile has IP rating and Wireless charging, the price is always high. To provide better value, Verizon carrier OnePlus 8 comes with an IP rating. Unlocked regular mobiles don’t have an IP rating. Considering wireless charging, OnePlus implemented real fast wireless charging in their OnePlus 8 Pro. It is a useful invention. But, the truth is most of the OnePlus users don’t bother about the Wireless charging because the WARP charger is performing well. So, They have to provide the mobiles in a reasonable price range again. What are your thoughts on the upcoming OnePlus 8 Lite? Comment below.
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