The upcoming OnePlus 9 series, which should become official sometime in the first quarter of 2021, will have three members, according to a new report on the issue.
The unexpected OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will be joined by OnePlus 9 Lite. This model will run the Snapdragon 865 chipset, instead of the Snapdragon 888 in the other two. The 865 is, of course, the best dog of 2020 in Qualcomm’s barn, so there’s definitely no suspicion.
Hence the interesting strategy of OnePlus, which uses last year’s flagship SoC for the “Lite” model. The source speculates that the price of the OnePlus 9 Lite could be around $ 600, the OnePlus 9 around $ 800, and the 9 Pro around $ 950-1,000. In such a scenario, Lite would be aimed at potential buyers of the Galaxy S20 FE and Pixel 5.
The OnePlus 9 Lite can share a lot of internal parts with the 8T, has an AMOLED board of 90 Hz or 120 Hz and a fast charge of 65 W. The cameras could also be very similar, while the back of the Lite is expected to be plastic. We will surely find out more details about this phone as we approach the announcement of the OnePlus 9 family, so stay tuned.