Confirmed! OnePlus Z Is Their Most Affordable Phone In India; Teaser Released, July Launch Possible?

OnePlus Lite Z has been officially teased by the company CEO confirming the launch in India. The device will be called OnePlus Lite Z or OnePlus Z or OnePlus Nord, the naming is yet to be confirmed. While OnePlus Lite Z seems more probable, the launch in India will happen in July.

OnePlus Lite Z Teased: Launch In July? Pricing, Specs And More

The earlier renders hinted at OnePlus Z launch between July 6 and July 12. 

OnePlus Lite Z specs are out as well including the expected price. The upcoming OnePlus mid-range device will run on Snapdragon 765G chipset with 12GB RAM, confirmed on the Geekbench listing. OnePlus Lite Z launch is said to happen first in India, as hinted by the company CEO.

The leaked OnePlus Lite Z live images show us a punch-hole display upfront. Tipster Ishan Agarwal previously estimated the OnePlus Lite Z price to start at Rs 37,500 (converted), expected to be priced in India at under Rs 30,000.

Here’s everything you need to know about the just-teased OnePlus Lite Z.

OnePlus Lite Z Officially Teased: Coming To India First?

OnePlus has officially teased it’s upcoming affordable version of the current OnePlus 8 series. The company CEO Pete Lau tweeted about it as OnePlus gears up to bring in “a new, more affordable smartphone product line” under the popular brand.

The company aims to offer a similar premium and flagship experience on a budget with OnePlus Lite Z. OnePlus also has an Instagram page live up now called “OnePlusLiteZThings” dedicated for it’s affordable OnePlus phones.

The OnePlus Lite Z is the same device previously leaked on multiple occasions: OnePlus Z, OnePlus Nord or OnePlus 8 Lite. 

The company confirmed that the upcoming affordable OnePlus smartphone series will launch in India and Europe first. OnePlus Z Lite will later launch in North America and other Asian countries. OnePlus cryptically confirmed the OnePlus Lite Z India launch in July, currently being expected on July 10.

OnePlus Lite Z Specs, Features: The Leaked OnePlus Z Specs?

OnePlus Lite Z is going to be the affordable variant of the current OnePlus 8. The company’s first ‘Lite’ model will primarily focus in the mid-range segment. The company did experiment with such one model in early years, remember OnePlus X?

As far as the leaks go, OnePlus Lite Z will feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display offering a 90Hz refresh rate with a punch-hole on top middle.

OnePlus Lite Z will be powered by mid-range Qualcomm 5G chip, the Snapdragon 765G with 12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage. The device will run on Android 10 out of the box with OxygenOS. OnePlus Lite Z will come with a triple camera setup at the back.

OnePlus Lite Z will feature a 48-megapixel main lens, a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Upfront, the OnePlus Lite Z will have a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor, the whole system backed by a 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.

OnePlus Lite Z Launch Date: OnePlus Lite Z Launch First In India?

The company confirmed that the upcoming affordable OnePlus smartphone series will launch in India and Europe first. OnePlus Z Lite will later launch in North America and other Asian countries. OnePlus cryptically confirmed the OnePlus Lite Z India launch in July, currently being expected on July 10.

As far as the claims go, the company may get into the entry-premium flagship category again with OnePlus Lite Z.

The company has slowly entered the premium flagship space year by year ditching the flagship killer status. The upcoming affordable OnePlus smartphone series will help it get back to where it started and have more hold in the entry premium segment with OnePlus Lite Z. 

OnePlus Lite Z Price In India, OnePlus Lite Z Launch Date: Under Rs 30,000?

OnePlus Lite Z launch will happen between July 6 and July 12, currently expected on July 10. It’s for the very first time that OnePlus will launch a different model of its series. The leaked OnePlus Lite Z price places it somewhere in and around 30,000 category for India.

OnePlus Lite Z (OnePlus 8 Lite) price has been earlier leaked by tipster Ishan Agarwal.

The previously leaked render gave us a western price of GBP 400 (around Rs 37,500), which means it will be considerably lower in India. OnePlus Lite Z price in India is expected to start at under Rs 30,000 for the base variant.

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