OnePlus 9 Lite Will Arrive Next Year Featuring Snapdragon 865
According to reports, the new OnePlus 9 series will be featuring three devices where one would be a OnePlus 9 Lite. The other two would be packing a Snapdragon 888. What sets the Lite version different is that it will be utilizing this year’s Snapdragon 865 chipset instead.
OnePlus 9 Lite to feature Snapdragon 865
Both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will be utilizing the upcoming Snapdragon 888 chipset. Despite the OnePlus 9 Lite is expected to come with a Snapdragon 865 SoC, it’s not much of a downer as it is still considered a high-end chip.
The move seems like a rather interesting move from the company, especially when you consider it’s a “Lite” variant. According to the source, the OnePlus 9 Lite will be priced around $600 (~RM2,436).
It’s expected that the device will be packing either a 90Hz or 120Hz AMOLED display as well as a 65W fast charging support. The cameras should be similar to the OnePlus 8T if reports are found to be true. We’ll get more details as we head nearer to its launch date, so stay tuned.
Pokdepinion: I think that it’s a pretty good strategy from the company. Sure, the Snapdragon 888 will have an advantage but this year’s flagship SoC is still considered good.