- The OnePlus Z is expected to launch in the month of July 2020.
- OnePlus could take over the sub-Rs 30,000 segment with the Z.
- To keep costs low, the OnePlus Z will use a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chip.
The OnePlus Z has long been said to be the phone for OnePlus what the 2020 iPhone SE is to Apple -- an extremely affordable phone by the brand's standards. We have been hearing about this OnePlus Z since late last year and it has so far been a fantasy for OnePlus fans. However, it seems that OnePlus has finally got everything right with this phone and it is ready to come up with the OnePlus Z soon. How soon, you wonder? Well, a July launch for the OnePlus Z has now been tipped.
Popular tipster Max J., who has been quite accurate predicting OnePlus launch dates, has come up with the launch date for the OnePlus Z. There's still no accurate date but Max says in his latest tweet that the OnePlus Z is coming in July. That's almost three months after the launch of the OnePlus 8 series.
The OnePlus Z has long been in rumours, previously as the OnePlus 8 Lite. The Z is said to be OnePlus' idea of a flagship killer in 2020, despite the company promoting its mainstream models to the flagship phone category. It is said that OnePlus is likely to continue from where the original OnePlus X left in 2016. However, we feel that the OnePlus Z could take over the sub-Rs 30,000 segment, a space which OnePlus used to dominate back in the days.
OnePlus has already used the "Z" moniker for its latest Bullets Wireless earphones, depicting its idea of a high-end product with class-leading features at a price that's extremely affordable. Hence, the OnePlus Z is expected to follow suit for its smartphone category.
Leaks have already suggested that OnePlus will ditch the Snapdragon 865 in favour of a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chip, which is expected to offer the same flagship-grade performance with 5G connectivity but at a very affordable price.
That said, the OnePlus Z will retain the company's stable 90Hz display. The display is said to have a punch-hole cutout for housing the front camera in the top-center position. The phone is expected to have a similar camera setup as the OnePlus 8, consisting of a main 48-megapixel camera. The 30W Warp Charge 30 system is expected to be preset as well but don't expect OnePlus to offer a wireless charging system on this phone.