Alleged OnePlus Z hands-on image shows off a flat hole-punch display

OnePlus 8 Lite
OnePlus 8 Lite (Image credit: @OnLeaks )

What you need to know

  • An alleged image showing the rumored OnePlus Z in the flesh has leaked online.
  • The image shows a flat display with a centered hole-punch cutout.
  • OnePlus Z is rumored to be announced in July.

Reliable tipster @OnLeaks had claimed earlier this month that the mid-range OnePlus Z smartphone will make its global debut sometime this summer. An alleged image showing the rumored mid-ranger has now surfaced, courtesy of the folks at True-Tech. While the authenticity of the image isn't certain, it reveals a design that is in line with the leaked renders of the phone that had surfaced late last year.

Oneplus Z Leaked Real World Image

Source: True-Tech (Image credit: Source: True-Tech)

The leaked image shows a flat screen with a centered hole-punch cutout, instead of the curved screens on the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro phones with the hole-punch cutout in the top-left corner. Additionally, the image also suggests the phone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.

As per recent rumors, the OnePlus Z will arrive with a 6.4-inch FHD+ 90Hz AMOLED display and MediaTek's Dimensity 1000 chipset. It is expected to have a triple-camera array on the back, featuring a 48MP primary sensor. In the battery life department as well, the OnePlus Z will be less impressive than the OnePlus 8 series phones. The mid-range phone is expected to pack a 4,000mAh battery, although it might support the same Warp Charge 30T fast charging tech as the flagship OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro phones.

While OnePlus is yet to confirm the existence of the phone, leaker Max J hinted on Twitter earlier this week that it could be unveiled in July. Thanks to its mid-range specs, the phone is likely to be significantly more affordable than the OnePlus 8.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • I have no interest in oneplus now that they have cameras holes like everyone else. The pop-up camera with the uncut screen was the feature that set it apart.
  • This OnePlus Z is DOA without a previous Snapdragon flagship SoC.
  • That depends. If you don't root/rom/or unlock bootloader then it doesn't matter. Day to day performance will be identical to any snapdragon flagship. Even midrange MTK processors run completely smooth and fluid in apps, gaming, scrolling/social media. The only people that care are ones who value "brand" or name over practicality or who are benchmark obsessed and think a couple thousand in Geekbench actual mean anything in real-world, day-to-day usage (newsflash: it doesn't).
  • This flat display is the display that people wanted for the 8 and 8 pro.
  • If I needed a phone this year this would probably be the one thanks to the flat screen.