The rumour mills have been buzzing with leaks surrounding the OnePlus 8 series lately. There are talks of OnePlus launching a third smartphone this year, which will mark its re-entry into the affordable smartphone segment. To jog your memory, the new smartphone is being called the OnePlus 8 Lite, and recently a handful of leaked 5K renders and a 360-degree video gave us an insight into what the smartphone might look like. Now, new leaked images of the smartphone have appeared showing the OnePlus 8 Lite in real life.
In the image, we can see two units of the smartphone kept in a tray with several other devices. One unit is shown facing forward and another showing off the back panel. What immediately stands out is that front of the OnePlus 8 Lite doesn’t have the punch-hole display as we saw in the 5K renders. Instead, the phone is seen sporting a wider notch with the selfie camera on the left. This leads us to believe that the OnePlus 8 Lite will indeed be a much more affordable offering in the trio, along the lines of OnePlus 6T.
Coming to the rear panel, the live image seems consistent with the leaked renders we show earlier. There’s a triple camera setup inside a rectangular module in the top left corner. We can see the LED flash, which is nestled outside the camera module where the black cutout on 5K render was. While there’s no word on the specification so far, rumours suggest it might feature a 6.4-inch or 6.5-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, in-display fingerprint scanner, and Snapdragon 855 or 855+ SoC.
OnePlus usually launches its first set of smartphones in the second quarter of the year, and we can expect the OnePlus 8 Lite to be unveiled alongside the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.