OnePlus is rumored to be bringing an affordable model of its upcoming flagships this year. The company is tipped to launch the OnePlus 9 Lite in India, most likely in March 2021. The phone has leaked several times over the last few days revealing its key specs. According to the latest reports, the OnePlus 9 Lite will also make its way to China in the first quarter of this year. Notably, the upcoming handset will be a cheaper and watered-down variant in the OnePlus 9 series.
As per the previous rumors, the OnePlus 9 series carrying the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will launch as early as March this year. The OnePlus 9 Lite will also make its way during the same time. The tipster claims that this phone will be available in two model numbers — LE2100 and LE2101. Apart from this, the latest report also reveals the expected price of this phone.
OnePlus 9 Lite Specifications (Expected)
The upcoming OnePlus 9 Lite will reportedly feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood. On the outside, the phone will sport an AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz or 120Hz. Apart from this, it will run on Android 11 out of the box with the company’s new custom skin — OxygenOS — on top. Reports claim that the upcoming phone will share the same optics as in the OnePlus 8T.
Having said this, the OnePlus 9 Lite should come with a quad rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. Additionally, there will be a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, which will be accompanied by a 5-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel monochrome lens. Further, the phone is said to come with support for 65W fast charging. However, some reports say there will only be the 30W fast charging support.
Expected Price and Availability
According to the reports, the upcoming OnePlus 9 Lite smartphone will carry a price tag of around ₹43,800 (around $600). Notably, this is a little lower than the current price tag of ₹45,999. As said before, the phone is tipped to initially launch in March 2021 in India and China. However, the company might launch it in Europe and the US later.
Note that OnePlus hasn’t revealed anything about the OnePlus 9 Lite device yet. Hence, some specs and details about the phone may vary from the speculated ones.