2020 is already coming to an end and we have started getting news of 2021 smartphone launches. Even in the remaining few days of the year, we expect Xiaomi to unveil the Mi 11 series. Then, we’ll start looking forward to the 2021 smartphones.
One of the phones we are looking forward to in 2021 is the OnePlus 9 Lite. OnePlus is expected to unveil its 2021 smartphones in the first quarter of the year. According to rumors, this lineup will include the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and a third model, the OnePlus 9 Lite.
According to older reports, the third smartphone would be called the OnePlus 9E. However, more recent reports point at it being called the OnePlus 9 Lite. Unlike the vanilla OnePlus 9 and its Pro version, the Lite version will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. This is the same chipset used in the OnePlus 8T.
The OnePlus 9 Lite with the Snapdragon 865 chipset may be costlier than the OnePlus Nord. We are left to see how OnePlus intends to keep the new device competitive.