What you need to know
- OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has teased the beginning of "something new."
- OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has also teased a "new beginning" and claims it is "time to rock the boat again."
- It is possible that the company is teasing the launch of the rumored mid-range OnePlus Z/OnePlus Nord.
In a tweet published last week, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei had hinted at the possibility of the company's upcoming mid-range phone launching at the same $299 price point as the OnePlus One. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has now posted a new tweet teasing "new beginnings."
Who's ready for something new from @oneplus? 😎 #NewBeginnings pic.twitter.com/EOCiJZVrTUWho's ready for something new from @oneplus? 😎 #NewBeginnings pic.twitter.com/EOCiJZVrTU— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) June 22, 2020June 22, 2020
Even though the tweet doesn't offer any clues, it is likely that Lau is teasing the launch of the OnePlus Z/OnePlus Nord. Lau's tweet includes the OnePlus logo in blue, possibly hinting at one of the color options that the mid-range phone could be offered in. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has also posted a few tweets using the same #NewBeginnings hashtag. Pei says in one of his tweets that it is time for OnePlus to "rock the boat again."
Another tweet posted by Pei, which has now been taken down, showed a team of people wearing Avicii t-shirts, which seems to suggest the upcoming mid-ranger might actually be called the OnePlus Nord. While the phone was initially referred to as the OnePlus 8 Lite, it was later said to be called the OnePlus Z. More recently, tipster Max J claimed the phone will be called the OnePlus Nord instead.
The OnePlus Z/OnePlus Nord is expected to feature a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a hole-punch cutout and a 90Hz refresh rate. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 765G chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The phone is slated to be launched in India at an online-only event on July 10.
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