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OnePlus to launch a first mid-range model in 2020

/ 06:55 PM December 10, 2019
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The co-founder of OnePlus Carl Pei at the presentation of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro in the spring of 2019. Image: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via AFP Relaxnews

Well-known to phone buffs, in 2020, OnePlus aims to win over a wider public with a mid-range model at a price that cannot be beaten, reports the website 91mobiles.

The new model could be dubbed the OnePlus 8 Lite, in reference to the brand’s forthcoming flagship phone, the OnePlus 8, which is due out in 2020.

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According to rumors published by the website 91mobiles, the mid-range device will be equipped with a borderless 6.5-inch display without a notch (but with a “punch-hole” camera). On the back there will be a dual-camera set-up and perhaps even a 3D time-of-flight camera.

The launch of a cheaper version of the next smartphone by the Chinese manufacturer, which is renowned for producing high-end and high-quality devices at heavily discounted prices, could be motivated by a desire to reach a wider public, and in particular in the international market, at a time when other Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme are exporting more and more outside Asia.

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The major phone makers, led by the likes of Samsung and Huawei, are used to offering several versions of their flagship models.

The OnePlus 8 (which will probably be accompanied by a OnePlus 8 pro) is expected to launch in the first half of 2020. IB/RGA

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TOPICS: Chinese, OnePlus, Oppo, Smartphone market, smartphones, Xiaomi
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