One Plus 8 Lite: Everything you need to know

One Plus 8 Lite: Can this be the Best Budget Phone of 2020?

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One Plus 8 Lite is an upcoming phone from One Plus which is set to be the next big thing in the mid-range smartphone market.

And don’t get confused between the names: One Plus Z or One Plus 8 Lite. They are the same.

One Plus will announce the official names soon.

One Plus are traditionally known to bring flagship killer phones since their first release of One Plus One back in 2014.

It took a while before the company could actually establish itself in the Indian market.

But a flagship specs and a budget-friendly price was the best strategy One Plus to make an established brand in India and around the world.

Its 2020, and the One Plus 8 series is here.

With the smartphone value exceeding the premium mid-range segment, there is a need to create a smartphone for all the One Plus fans who expect to experience the best from One plus

One Pus 8 lite is the answer to all those questions and One Plus seems to bring it sooner than you think.

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One Plus 8 Lite Specifications

One Plus smartphones have been leaked a lot, and the One Plus 8 Lite is no exception.

With the smartphone’s first leak coming from 91Mobiles and On Leaks, you can expect the new One Plus to focus on a few key elements rather than providing a flagship smartphone to the fans and customers.

Design and Display

The One Plus 8 Lite is rumoured to have a 6.4-inch AMOLED flat display, unlike the One Plus 8 Pro which comes with a rather curved design.

The “Lite” version is also expected to use the punch hole design language as seen on the One Plus 8 and the One Plus 8 Pro.

One Plus 8 Lite Camera

The camera setup is expected to be a triple camera setup and share the same configuration as the previous One Plus 7T.

It is rumoured to use the 48 MP Sony IMX 586 sensor as the primary lens with an addition of 16 MP ultra-wide and a 12 MP telephoto lens.

There is no dedicated Macro lens and honestly, there might not be a need for one. One Plus had already integrated the macro capabilities in the One Plus 7T and you can expect to get the same on the One Plus 8 Lite.

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Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 1000 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (New Updates Below)

Things get a little tricky on the processor side, where One Plus is rumoured to ditch the Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and use the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor for the One Plus 8 Lite.

This is due to the less price of MediaTek processors in comparison with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets.

On a brighter side, the MediaTek 1000 Dimensity will be one of the most powerful chipsets available in the smartphone market.

Check out this infographics comparison between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and the MediaTek Dimensity 1000

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On the spec sheet, it is expected that the MediaTek processor would still not win against the like of the Snapdragon 865.

But it has able to get a score of 12,096 points in the multi-core benchmark tests against the Snapdragon 865 processor which comes with 13,344 points.

So expect the smartphone to perform well on a daily basis, with enough power and speed to run your favorite games at high settings and also priced a lot cheaper.

Will One Plus 8 Lite support High Refresh Rate?

The One Plus 8 lite is most likely to support a high refresh rate screen.

The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor supports QHD+ resolution display at 90 Hz and FHD+  resolution at 120 Hz refresh rate

There is no official rumours and leaks which can give a strong proof of the One Plus 8 Lite’s high refresh rate.

But One Plus had earlier stated from the One Plus 7T series that all its smartphones will have a benchmark of 90 Hz i.e every smartphone from One Plus is expected to have a minimum of 90 Hz.

This could give an idea that the One Plus 8 Lite is also expected to have a 90 Hz refresh rate.

Is OnePlus 8 Lite 5g?

One Plus previously announced that all it’s One Plus 8 series of phone will have 5G, and is supported in all regions around the world.

Unlike the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor which requires a separate X55 modem to support 5G, the Mediatek Dimensity 1000 supports integrated 5G.

Even though it might take a few more months or years for 5G’s full established in many countries including India, you can expect the smartphone to be 5G ready.

One Plus 8 Lite Specifications summary

  • Mediatek Dimensity 1000 Processor
  • 5G Supported
  • 6.4 inch AMOLED Display
  • Centre Punch Hole
  • Triple Rear Camera Setup: 48MP+16MP+12MP
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Oxygen OS 10 based on Android 10

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One plus 8 Lite Price India

The One Plus 8 Lite price in India is expected to be around the 30,000 range.

This is still a mid-range premium phone for all the One Plus fans who have known One Plus devices to deliver the best performance at a budget-friendly price.

The One Plus 8 and the One Plus 8 Pro, on the other hand, starts from Rs 41,999 and Rs 54,999 which have shifted from an affordable mid-range premium phones.

You can check out this article if you are looking for the best budget premium phones.

What is the One Plus 8 lite Release date in India?

The One Plus 8 Lite is expected to be launched by July,2020 according to recent leaks.

This gives only a few weeks of time before the One Plus Z/ One Plus 8 Lite makes it way into the smartphone market.

Until then, you have the One Plus 8 and the One Plus 8 Pro which is scheduled to go on sale from 29th May,2020 in India via Amazon India

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Early Verdict

The One Plus 8 Lite is going to be a budget-friendly phone for users looking for a performance packed and its fast Oxygen OS.

This wont be the phone which comes with the 2020’s best smartphone.

But for a phone which cost a lot less than the actual One Plus 8 series could make it a much better deal than the One Plus 8.

26 May,2020 Update

There have been a lot of rumors for the upcoming One Plus 8 Lite/ One Plus Z.

Recent resources shows that the upcoming phone from One Plus will be called the One Plus Z instead of the One Plus 8 Lite.

There also has been a change in the processor for the One Plus Z.

It was previously rumored to bring the Mediatek Dimensity 1000 processor which is a powerful processor.

With performance close to the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the One Plus Z could have taken the benefit of the same.

New rumors have emerged that the One Plus Z would use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor which comes with integrated 5G support.

Unfortunately, this processor is less powerful than the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 and the flagship Qualcomm processors.

There is no official statement as to why One Plus would choose the mid-range Qualcomm processors.

Maybe because they have been using the Qualcomm snapdragon processors since their first smartphone and Qualcomm have offered a good deal to One Plus company which made them hard to refuse.

One Plus devices runs on Oxygen OS which is well-optimized software UI over the Android system.

If One Plus uses the Snapdragon 765G processor, they will have to do some serious optimization in order to keep their customers happy and retain the "fast and smooth" tag.

This forum will be updated as more and more information are cleared and we will be getting you the latest information through this platform.

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