OnePlus is working on an entry-level phone for a launch in the US market sometime later this year
OnePlus is working on an entry-level phone for a launch in the US market sometime later this year. The company recently re-entered the mid-range smartphone segment with the OnePlus Nord and now it looks like the next phone from the house of OnePlus could be an even more affordable budget phone.
According to a report by Android Central that cites an “insider source”, this upcoming entry-level smartphone by OnePlus goes by the codename “Colver” and has been spotted previously as well. The phone is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor that was announced earlier this year.
While the report lists down the specifications of the upcoming entry-level phone quite extensively, it looks like the phone is based on Realme C15. Interestingly, the Realme X50 had a lot in common with the OnePlus Nord and so it will be exciting to see how the company maintains its reputation that it has amassed all these years for making one of the smoothest Android phones and carries it to the budget segment.
Nevertheless, here’s everything we know about the upcoming entry-level phone by OnePlus including its specifications and expected pricing.
The entry-level phone by OnePlus is said to feature a 6.52-inch HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels) resolution display that likely has a punch-hole cutout or a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera.
It is slated to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. This is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage but there could be multiple variants by the time it goes official. The phone is expected to run on Android 10 based OxygenOS 10.
Moreover, the leak suggests that the phone will have a micro SD card slot for memory expansion, something the company has only provided with the erstwhile OnePlus X.
The phone could come with a triple camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 13MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. There is no information about the selfie camera at this point, but we will keep an eye out for more details.
OnePlus’ entry-level phone could come with a rear fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm audio jack. One of the highlighting features of the phone is expected to be its 6,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. The phone is expected to be priced around $200-mark which puts it in the sub-Rs 15,000 smartphone segment by direct conversion.