OnePlus Z is expected to feature a MediaTek chipset
The OnePlus Z may become the first device from the company not to feature a Qualcomm chip
OnePlus’ recent devices might not have the ‘flagship killer’ DNA that the brand was initially popular for, but the brand has now entered the category of premium flagships with all the bells and whistles expected from a complete flagship. However, there were rumors that the company is also working on a cheaper OnePlus device that will undercut the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro price tag by a considerable margin.
A recent tweet by a popular tipster claims that a new OnePlus Z is not only in works but will also be launched as early as July. During the launch of the new OnePlus flagships, many fans were expecting a cheaper OnePlus 8 Lite as well. However, the company seems to have chosen a later date for the launch of the device.
OnePlus Z you need to know
- Release date: Reportedly July 2020
- Price: Likely under $600
- Screen size: 4 inches
- Key features: 5G connectivity, MediaTek chipset, 90Hz display, multiple rear cameras
Back in 2015, OnePlus X was another non-flagship launched by the company but it featured a flagship Snapdragon 800-series chipset. The same may not be the case with the OnePlus Z. The device is expected to feature a MediaTek chipset. If this information turns out to be true, the OnePlus Z will be the first device from the company not to feature a Qualcomm chip.
In terms of design, the teaser about the device shows that it will be a boxier design in comparison to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro with a cutout for the camera punch hole in the display. So far, there’s no official information about the device. It is advisable to take this information with a grain of salt. Keeping the current situation in mind, OnePlus may have a rough time trying to stick to their launch schedule.