One of the best selling flagship smartphone brand OnePlus is all set to launch their next device. This is not the next generation of their OnePlus series. Instead, this is OnePlus Z, a totally different category of smartphone series from the manufacturer. The smartphone is said to be a mid-ranger expected to launch in the first half of July.
OnePlus Z: Leaks and Rumours
The leaks of OnePlus Z have been on the Internet for a while now. Firstly, Pete Lau, CEO OnePlus, unveiled that they’re working on an affordable smartphone from OnePlus. Also, this smartphone could be introduced in India first. However, he never told us about the name and/or specifications about the same.
The rumours have suggested that the smartphone might be named as OnePlus Z. The company is planning to move back when they used to manufacture mid-range flagship killers. Do you remember the time when OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3 were getting hyped all over the world? The company has also rumoured the device to come embedded with a mid-range processor with affordable pricing.
However, now we have more leaks for OnePlus Z such as launch date and specifications as mentioned below.
OnePlus Z Specifications Leaked
The latest rumours came from the OnePlus Z’s recent listing on GeekBench.
Processor: The listing says that the phone will feature a Snapdragon 765G processor and not a MediaTek processor. The hardware is said to be put along with the latest Android 10 update with OnePlus’ Oxygen OS skin.
Display: The display of the phone could be an AMOLED panel with a size of 6.5 inches. The display might be capable of a 90Hz refresh rate as well.
Storage: The two major variants rumoured to be launched are 8GB and 12GB RAM variants with 128GB and 256GB storage respectively.
Battery Capacity: The battery is said to come with a 4000 mAh Li-ion battery. This will be recharged by a 30 Watt charger using a Type C port.
Camera Setup: The rearview camera will be a triple camera setup with 48MP, 13MP and 12MP lenses respectively. This triple-camera setup will be accompanied by a laser autofocus system. The front camera is said to be installed with a 16MP lens.
Colour Variants: The rumours suggest that the phone will be available in three major colours viz., blue, white, and black. However, there might be more colour options available as well.
OnePlus Z Expected Launch Date
According to Pete Lau, the phone will be launched “soon”. They haven’t disclosed a final launch date yet. However, the smartphone is rumoured to be unveiled somewhere in the first half of July. To be more specific, the expected launch date for OnePlus Z is between 6th July ‘20 and 12th July ‘20.
The expected launch date might get changed depending on the situation then. Some rumours suggest that the launch was postponed to July due to the on-going global pandemic. The market demands are getting changed every day making it hard for the companies to launch new products.
Final Verdict: OnePlus Z Leaked!
It’s been a while since OnePlus revealed a mid-range smartphone for an affordable price. Majority of the recent models from OnePlus are flagship. With the OnePlus Z instated, they’re planning to change the game for flagship killers as well. A phone that is close to being called a flagship and is affordable at the same time – Isn’t that interesting?
With the launch of OnePlus Z, OnePlus might enter the flagship killer market again. People who’re looking for a mid-range smartphone will have an option to choose from their favourite brand. OnePlus has won millions of hearts in India and is now planning to win more!
What do you think about OnePlus Z? When will it get launched? What could be the specifications of OnePlus Z? Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. For more tech updates, keep following Weave!