The OnePlus Nord is expected to be launched next week as the company prepares its return to the mid-range segment after a gap of exactly five years. However, the phone might not be the only mid-ranger from the company this year. The reason for this speculation is because of a newly spotted OnePlus device on Geekbench, reportedly powered by the new Snapdragon 690.
OnePlus Nord Lite Reportedly Coming
Like Nord, the motherboard of the new device is also tagged ‘Lito’. However, while that particular device has the model number ‘AC2003’, this one comes with the model number ‘BE2028’. As for its tech specs, the new device is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.71GHz. I
t also comes with 6GB of RAM and runs Android 10. Online reports are referring to the device as the ‘OnePlus Nord Lite‘. However, there’s no official confirmation about its name just yet.
Snapdragon 690 Specs
Unveiled last month, the Snapdragon 690 is a lower mid-range chipset with support for dual-mode 5G networks. It’s expected to battle with MediaTek’s newly-announced Dimensity 600 and, will likely bring 5G handsets to the sub-100,000 naira segment in Nigeria and the sub-$300 segment globally. In fact, with aggressive pricing from the likes of Xiaomi and Realme, we might even see sub-Rs. 80,000 naira 5G phones sporting either of the two chipsets by the end of this year.
Meanwhile, the latest discovery means that OnePlus may offer not one, but multiple mid-range smartphones this year. It will be interesting to see how that plays out, given that the company has largely stuck to premium devices up until now. Either way, there’s no more information on the upcoming device at this point. However, we hope to get more info about it in the days ahead.