OnePlus Z spotted in live images, confirming punch-hole display and in-display fingerprint scanner

Just yesterday, a leak from Max J., the editor of All About Samsung revealed that OnePlus might launch its comeback mid-range offering in July. The new smartphone is called the OnePlus Z and was long rumoured to be the OnePlus 8 Lite that was expected to launch alongside the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.

Now, a live image of the OnePlus Z has surfaced online thanks to True-Tech. The smartphone seen in the leaked hands-on images is in line with what we have already seen in the renders earlier. Let’s take a look at the leaked image and the information revealed by it.

OnePlus Z live image reveals centred punch-hole camera

The OnePlus Z will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner

The OnePlus Z will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner

The image shows someone setting up the fingerprint scanner on the upcoming handset. If you look closely at the display, you can read the setup instructions for the fingerprint module. The text reveals that the upcoming mid-range offering from the brand will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. Considering the presence of the under-display biometrics, we can also safely assume that the phone will feature an AMOLED display.

On the topic of the display, we can see the centered punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera just like the renders that we saw last year. The smartphone seems to be flaunting minimal bezels all around and will likely feature an impressive screen-to-body ratio. Upon close inspection, you can also spot the alert slider with the power button on the right edge and volume keys on the left, which is the standard placement for OnePlus.

OnePlus Z specifications and features

According to past leaks, the OnePlus Z will be the first smartphone from the brand to come with a non-Snapdragon processor. The phone will be powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 processor with support for 5G connectivity. The processor is expected to be accompanied by up to 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage. The display of the phone is speculated to measure 6.5-inches and flaunt a 90Hz refresh rate.

The rear cameras is expected to feature 48MP primary camera, 16MP ultra-wide and 12MP telephoto cameras. There’s no word on the front camera yet. Lastly, a 4,000mAh battery with 30T Warp charging support will power the handset.


Abhiman Biswas

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