At present, the first batch of flagship phones equipped with Snapdragon 888 flagship processors of major smartphone manufacturers have been exposed one after another. OnePlus will also launch two new phones with the Snapdragon 888 in Q1 of next year, namely the OnePlus 9 Pro and the standard version of the OnePlus 9. Of course, in addition to the high-performance flagship market, OnePlus does not seem to give up the mid-range market. Recently, we learned that the OnePlus 9 series will also have a mid-range model tentatively named OnePlus 9 Lite.
According to the news, the OnePlus 9 Lite will have the Snapdragon’s last-generation flagship processor, the Snapdragon 865. Although the processor uses an external X55 5G baseband, the overall performance is still strong. Before the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor became popular, the Snapdragon 865 is still the most practical processor.
Not long ago, the exposure of a TUV Rheinland certification confirmed that OnePlus mid-range smartphones are coming soon. An OnePlus 33W charger is mentioned in the certification. Since OnePlus supports an upgraded fast charge of its flagship series to 65W, the charger under certification is likely will be for mid-range phones.
Vivo announced a strategic cooperation with Zeiss not long ago. After that, it was revealed that OnePlus will cooperate with Leica to develop the OnePlus 9 series of smartphone lenses. It is to improve the camera level of OnePlus 9. Some users said that OnePlus and Huawei are cooperating with Leica, and Nokia and Vivo are cooperating with Zeiss. At present, the real spy photos of OnePlus 9 have been exposed. Compared with OnePlus 8T, the overall appearance of OnePlus 9 is similar to the former. They all use hole-punch straight screen and matrix camera design elements. The difference is that OnePlus 9 sports a triple-camera module.