In recent times, there have been numerous reports regarding an upcoming OnePlus phone dubbed OnePlus Z (OPZ). The rumor mill has reasons to believe that this smartphone will arrive in July and will be cheaper than OnePlus 8 and OP8 Pro. OnePlus Z seems to be the successor of the OnePlus X that was launched in 2015. Initially, the OPZ was to be called OnePlus 8 Lite. However, it appears that there was a name change along the line.
From what we already know, the OnePlus Z will use a rectangular camera module. However, this module will be more rectangular than that of the OnePlus 8 series. Furthermore, the module will be in the upper right corner instead of the center-aligned camera module of the OnePlus 8 series.
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A purported real image of this smartphone was recently spotted by TrueTech. Although we can not authenticate the image, TrueTech had some real images of the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro which turned out to be true.
As shown in the image above, OnePlus Z uses a flat screen and the punch-hole is at the center of the screen. The image shows that this smartphone supports an on-screen fingerprint sensor thus it uses an AMOLED display. Previous leaks also indicate that OnePlus Z may be the company’s first non-Snapdragon device.
ONEPLUS Z ALLEGED SPECIFICATIONS
- 6.4-inch OLED 90Hz refresh rate
- Under-Display fingerprint scanner
- MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC
- 8GB of RAM
- 128GB or 256GB of Storage
- 48MP + 16MP + 12MP main cameras
- 4,000mAh battery
- 30W fast-charging
- OxygenOS 10
For now, the popular rumor claims that this smartphone will come with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 SoC. This smartphone will also come with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB of internal storage. Although the Dimensity 1000 SoC speculation seems interesting, there are also reports that this smartphone may come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765. Which will you like to have? Dimensity 1000 or Snapdragon 765?