We already know that Xiaomi Mi 11 will be launched with SD 888 and is the first phone to launch with Snapdragon 888. OnePlus will also launch its flagship OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro with this SD 888 SoC and these handsets will be launched along with the mid-range OnePlus 9 Lite.
It’s not a confirmed news, but Android Central citing its sources reported that the Lite version will be launched alongside the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro flagships of 2021. Traditionally, the company launches two flagship devices at a time and the “T” version follows that. This change in a launch pattern may happen due to the fact that OnePlus did not launch the OnePlus 8T Pro alongside the OnePlus 8T, launched a few months ago.
Also according to rumors, the OnePlus 9 Lite will arrive featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor. The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, on the other hand, will have the Snapdragon 888 announced in early December.
With the arrival of the “Lite” variant, it is expected that this model will share some similarities with the OnePlus 8T. In addition to the same processor, it is also possible that it comes with an AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 90 or 120 Hz and support for 65W fast charging.
While more concrete information is not being released, other rumors point to the possibility of the Chinese manufacturer using Leica components to compose its set of cameras, a practice already adopted by competitor Huawei, for example.
In addition to the above rumor, AC also mentioned some possible prices for the OnePlus 9/9 Pro and 9 Lite. According to the portal, the OnePlus 9 should reach the market with a value of US $ 780 to US $ 800, the OnePlus 9 Pro, priced between US $ 930 and US $ 1,000. The OnePlus 9 Lite can reach the market for around US $ 600.