After months of teasers and hype build up, OnePlus revealed the OnePlus Nord late-July earlier this year. If that wasn’t a clear indicator of the corporate’s aspirations for the budget section, OnePlus is now reportedly planning to launch more mid-range devices in the near future.
OnePlus is working on a mid-range smartphone with the Snapdragon 460 chipset. This is a comparatively new chipset that Qualcomm announced in January earlier this year. Other phones which might be rumored to feature the SoC include Oppo A53 and Moto E7 Plus.
The tweet additionally shows chipsets OnePlus has used previously, together with Snapdragon 820, Snapdragon 835, Snapdragon 845, Snapdragon 855, Snapdragon 865, and Snapdragon 765G. Although it’s fairly early to speculate, this means that a phone with Snapdragon 460 is in the works.
Another leak from Twitter user Chun means that OnePlus may launch a phone in India with Snapdragon 662 or 665 chipset. The device in question is rumored to be priced someplace around Rs.16,000-Rs. 18,000 in the country.
Previous rumors suggest that OnePlus is creating new mid-range devices under the codename, Billie. These phones are said to feature 18W fast charging and Snapdragon 690 5G SoC. In a nutshell, OnePlus’ upcoming smartphones could include Snapdragon 690/ 662/ 665/ 460 chipsets. Going by these, it’s evident that the company is not prepared to miss out on the mid-range smartphone section going forward.
For now, none of those devices have been formally confirmed by OnePlus. Hence, it is recommended to take these rumors with a grain of salt. We may anticipate the company to tease its next device in the coming weeks whether it is launching as soon as the next month. It will most likely make an appearance at the OnePlus 8T Series event later this year.