OnePlus 9 Lite is expected to launch in India in two separate variants, according to a tipster. It is said that the OnePlus phone, which was previously called the OnePlus 9E and debuts alongside the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, would also make its way in China. OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus 9 series in the first quarter of this year – possibly as early as March. While the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro should have flagship features, the OnePlus 9 Lite is probably a cheaper and watered-down variant of the series.
A tipster, with the Twitter handle TechDroider, has escape the launch details of the OnePlus 9 Lite. The phone is said to have two variants with model numbers LE2100 and LE2101 which may soon arrive in India and China. It could also be launched in Europe and the United States later. The tipster adds that it will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the flagship SoC of the previous generation.
Last month, Android Central announced that the OnePlus 9 Lite would be the third model in the OnePlus 9 series. The phone was originally rumored to have different names, including OnePlus 9E and OnePlus 9T.
Interestingly, the computer scientist behind the TechDroider account on Twitter had previously refuted claims that the OnePlus 9 series will have three models and said that the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will arrive in mid-March of this year.
OnePlus 9 Lite price (expected)
Android Central’s report last month suggested the OnePlus 9 Lite could cost around $ 600 (around Rs 43,800). This could basically help OnePlus continue to sell the OnePlus North alongside the OnePlus 9 phones.
OnePlus 9 Lite specifications (expected)
In terms of specs, the OnePlus 9 Lite is said to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. It will be different from the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro which are both expected to have a high-end Snapdragon 888 SoC. The OnePlus 9 Lite is also believed to come with an AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and run on Android 11 out of the box with a new version of OxygenOS on top. The smartphone could also include support for 30W fast charging.
OnePlus has yet to provide details on the OnePlus 9 Lite. It is therefore preferable to view this leak with a certain skepticism.
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