OnePlus is expected to launch a new, more affordable smartphone called the OnePlus Z. The device has been leaking left, right and centre and now it looks like we might have a launch date. According to a report by Android Central, OnePlus plans to launch the device on July 10. However, the report did note that the date is still tentative, which means that it could still change.
OnePlus Z launch: Specs and Price
Earlier today, the pricing and specifications of the OnePlus Z were leaked via an online forum called DesiDime. It was reported that a survey was sent out to some PayBack customers, asking if they would be willing to purchase a device from OnePlus at a particular price and specification. Judging by the survey, the OnePlus Z will be priced at Rs 24,999 and is tipped to pack a 6.55-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is also expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. At the back, the phone is said to offer a triple-rear camera design with a 64MP+16MP+2MP configuration. The OnePlus Z may be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC and feature a 4300mAh battery.
Late last month, OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau revealed the company’s plans to launch affordable smartphones once again. During an interview with Fast Company, Lau hinted that the new device would be coming to India soon. It was noted that the company initially planned to launch the device alongside the OnePlus 8 series’ launch. Reports suggest that the launch of the device was postponed to a later date to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. It should be noted that the name of the device has not yet been officially confirmed, so it is quite possible that the new device might end up being called the OnePlus 8 Lite instead of the OnePlus Z.