This year, OnePlus has pretty much evolved from a company that makes only premium devices to a mainstream smartphone maker. While we just have two flagships and an upper mid-range phone, reports indicate that the company will unveil another mid-range phone with Snapdragon 690 and 5G connectivity and two budget devices. The first appeared a few hours ago through a leaked report from Chun. According to that report, OnePlus will unveil a new smartphone by the end of September featuring a Snapdragon 460 SoC. Now a new report states that there’s even a cheaper smartphone featuring a Snapdragon 460 and OnePlus Nord branding.
Upcoming budget smartphone from OnePlus comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SOC (SM4250). pic.twitter.com/q9Dy5qIMdj
— the_tech_guy (@_the_tech_guy) August 22, 2020
Two mid-range OnePlus Nord phones are coming very soon
According to a reliable tipster with @the_tech_guy Twitter account, OnePlus is coming with a new budget device. He shared a couple of screenshots revealing OnePlus proprietary source code. It mentions the different processors that power the company’s devices. As per the leaked cord, there’s an OnePlus phone featuring the Snapdragon 460 mobile platform. This chipset is probably the most powerful chipset to make part of the Snapdragon 4xx series featuring four BIG Cortex-A73 cores its performance will probably be better than that offered by the Snapdragon 665. The SoC is mentioned with the SM450 model number. The source code also mentions other processors such as the Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 855, and Snapdragon 765G. Phones featuring those chipsets were already revealed, however, the SD460 powered phone is yet to appear as a budget OnePlus Nord phone.
If we count all the rumors, we have now at least three OnePlus Nord phones planned for the end of 2020. These phones are likely to come with triple and dual rear cameras. The cheaper 5G OnePlus Nord featuring the Snapdragon 690 SoC may carry Billie codename and will be one of the first smartphones to adopt the first 5G chipset in the SD6xx family.
While we don’t know when the Snapdragon 460-powered OnePlus phone will appear, the Snapdragon 662 / SD655 phone is expected for the end of September. Its price will sit between the $213 and $240 mark in the competitive stronghold of India. Worth noting that a mysterious phone with Clover codename visited GeekBench with 4GB of RAM. It could be either the SD662 or the SD460 phone. Another interesting fact is that the company recently certified an 18W charger in TUV Rheinland. This charging capability would fit perfectly on any of these two upcoming budget smartphones.