Back in October, we saw renders of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro that are likely to go official in Q2 2020. Today we are looking at the Lite variant which may arrive alongside the vanilla 8 and the Pro version.
The CAD-based renders of the OnePlus 8 Lite have been leaked by popular leakster OnLeaks, and they reveal it will look different than the vanilla 8 and the Pro model which have similar designs – it has thicker bezels surrounding a flat display that has a punch hole in the center and a diagonal between 6.4″ and 6.5″.
The smartphone will have a curved rear panel made of glass, with a rectangular camera module in top-left corner housing two cameras joined by an LED flash along with what could be a ToF sensor.
The back of the OnePlus 8 Lite doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner, meaning it will be likely on the front underneath the display, which indicates the phone will flaunt an AMOLED panel. Whether or not it boasts a 90Hz refresh rate remains to be seen.
The placement of buttons, SIM card slot, USB-C port, and the speaker on the 8 Lite are all the same as the 8 and 8 Pro, but at 8.6mm the device is thicker than the vanilla 8 and thinner than the Pro version.
Being flagship devices, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are likely to have the freshly announced Snapdragon 865 SoC at the helm, but the OnePlus 8 Lite will be a mid-ranger which will likely have a different chipset under the hood.
There’s no word from OnePlus about the OnePlus 8 series yet, but we should hear more about them in the coming weeks or months.