OnePlus 9 Lite Toting Snapdragon 865 Rumoured to Launch With the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro

The OnePlus 9 Lite will borrow most of its specifications from the OnePlus 8T.


OnePlus 9 series is rumoured to launch in Q1 of 2021. If past reports are to be believed, the upcoming OnePlus flagship series will be launched in March 2021. The company is expected to launch three new smartphones, namely the OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and the OnePlus 9E. Now, a new report by Android Central states that the OnePlus 9E will launch as the OnePlus 9 Lite. The report further states that the three smartphones under the OnePlus 9 series will launch in Q1 2021. Moreover, specifications of the 9 Lite have also been tipped. Let’s take a look at the leaked OnePlus 9 series specifications, features, availability, and other details.

OnePlus 9 Lite to launch alongside OnePlus 9, 9 Pro; specifications tipped

The Android Central report claims that the three OnePlus 9 series smartphones will launch in Q1 2021. While the exact launch date is unknown, previous reports suggested that the devices will launch in March 2021. Ahead of the official confirmation, specifications of the 9 Lite have been leaked. 

OnePlus 9 Lite specifications 

The report claims that the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The OnePlus 9 Lite, however, will draw its power from the Snapdragon 865 SoC. The same processor is found on the OnePlus 8T. 

The OnePlus 9 Lite will borrow most of its specifications from the OnePlus 8T. Other than the Snapdragon 865 SoC, the smartphone could feature a 90Hz or a 120Hz AMOLED panel. The company is also likely to add a 65W fast charging support on the 9 Lite. To keep the cost low, OnePlus could launch the 9 Lite with a plastic back. It will also help differentiate the 9 Lite from the 8T.

The report also mentions that the 9 Lite’s camera optics will be similar to the 8T. This means that the device could come with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor. There will also a 16MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP monochrome sensor. 

The OnePlus 9 Lite price could start at around $600, which roughly translates to Rs 44,300.

OnePlus 9, 9 Pro specifications

The OnePlus 9 and the 9 Pro will get the newer camera modules that were leaked earlier this year. A recent report revealed that the OnePlus 9 might come with a triple-camera setup at the back panel. The primary lens might be a 50MP Ultra Vision camera with an f/1.9 aperture. The secondary sensor might be a 20MP f/1.8 Cine Camera. Lastly, the third lens will be a 12MP f/3.4 telephoto camera with support for Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) along with AF.

This is contrary to a previous 91Mobiles report, which claimed that the device will sport a triple-camera setup. The device will feature a 48MP main wide lens and a 48MP ultrawide lens. The report does not mention any details regarding the third lens which is relatively smaller in size than the other two cameras. You can click here to check the leaked OnePlus 9 specifications.

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