OnePlus 8 Lite's real photo leaked, shows Triple Rear Cameras Instead of Dual


This year OnePlus is expected to announce three new smartphones, instead of two, with the third one reportedly being rumored as the OnePlus 8 Lite. Last month, we saw some leak-based CAD renders of the phone and now, some new live shots have surfaced which seemingly show the front and back of a OnePlus 8 Lite dummy unit. The photos show the rear of the phone has a similar design to the render from last month, which has led many to believe that it could be the OnePlus 8 Lite, however, it features triple rear cameras instead of dual rear cameras. We don't have any more concrete details yet though, about what the specifications would be like as we're still many months away from its launch.

The new set of images come via Slashleaks, which shows a whole bunch of phones stacked in two rows in a plastic container. The interesting bit is the two phones in the front of the row, where one of them clearly bears a OnePlus logo on the back and three rear cameras. These phones could be dummy models or concepts that were created in the designing process for the company's upcoming lineup. The blue color phone with the OnePlus logo is reportedly said to be OnePlus 8 Lite since the triple camera modules look very similar to the render we saw from Onleaks last month, though that render had shown dual rear cameras.

The photos have been digitally zoomed in so the clarity is not very good, but we can still make out some details of the back. There seem to be some changes compared to the render, like the flash module is placed on the right of the camera module on the dummy unit. The phone on the left in the picture, which shows the screen and a wide notch, is possibly an older OnePlus device as the OnePlus 8 Lite is rumored to have a hole-punch display and the company moved away from that style of the notch with the OnePlus 6T. On leaks has since modified its render to include a triple rear camera setup.

As for specifications, this is anyone's guess. Some say that the OnePlus 8 Lite could be powered by MediaTek's Density 1000 chipset, which is its flagship 5G SoC announced just last month. However, considering this is a ‘lite' model of the trio, it's possible that OnePlus might go with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 or Snapdragon 765G SoC, which also has an integrated 5G modem. The dummy model didn't have any cutout for a fingerprint sensor, which means we could expect an in-display sensor under the AMOLED panel. The phone is also expected to have a 20:9 aspect ratio display, a Full-HD+ resolution, and a 90Hz refresh rate.

Coming to the cameras, the primary one would most likely be a 48 or 64-megapixel sensor, followed by a wide-angle camera and perhaps a sensor for depth calculation. OnePlus could ditch the telephoto lens on the ‘Lite' model to keep costs down. Reports also suggest that the phone could finally come with an official IP53 rating for water resistance and pack in a 4,000 man battery with 30W fast charging. Pricing is said to be in the range of $431 (roughly Rs. 30,700) to $473  which means if true, the OnePlus 8 Lite would come in at the price of last year's OnePlus 7.

Besides this, OnePlus is also expected to launch the standard phone and a ‘Pro' model, to follow-up last year's launches. The OnePlus 8 Pro was allegedly spotted recently on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) website in China, suggesting support for dual-mode 5G connectivity. 

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