The approaching yr would possibly mark a go back of OnePlus-branded mid-range telephones after just about four years of inaction, consistent with a brand new leak. A collection of CAD-based renders shared by means of 91mobiles and OnLeaks display the alleged OnePlus 8 Lite with a flat show and a focused hole-punch digital camera. The handset takes design cues from the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro that surfaced in an identical renders in October.

One specifically placing alternate is the repositioned digital camera bump that now sits nearer to the left edge, making it glance extra like Samsung’s upcoming lineup. The oblong bump homes a couple of cameras and an LED flash, whilst a ToF sensor is positioned at the facet. The OnePlus 8 Lite is alleged to be 8.6mm thick, in all probability with the exception of the raised digital camera lenses, and can come with a USB-C port, despite the fact that a headphone jack is nowhere to be discovered. It’ll use a 6.4 or 6.5-inch OLED panel with the 90Hz refresh fee, consistent with the company’s commitment.

The record doesn’t percentage how the 8 Lite will differentiate itself from different OnePlus flagship fashions, nor does it say anything else about its pricing. We will simplest speculate that the handset may just use a lower-tier processor from Qualcomm, as a substitute of the Snapdragon 865, and a extra modest RAM and garage configuration.

Nonetheless, it’s fascinating to peer OnePlus making a return to the mid-range phase this is extra humming than ever. Its final telephone within the class — the OnePlus X — didn’t fare neatly with customers, and the corporate pivoted again to flagships. The ever-growing costs of its top class fashions vacated the mid-tier house for the likes of the Poco F1 and the Redmi K20. The OnePlus 8 Lite might be an try to reclaim misplaced marketplace percentage if the handset manages to materialize subsequent yr.