OnePlus Z could launch at $299, according to new tweet by Carl Pei

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What you need to know

  • A tweet by OnePlus co-founder suggests the company's upcoming mid-range phone could start at just $299.
  • The phone is slated to be launched in India on July 10.
  • It is expected to feature a 90Hz AMOLED display and a 7nm Snapdragon 765G chipset.

OnePlus is expected to take the wraps off a new mid-range phone called the OnePlus Z (or OnePlus Nord) next month. While the company hasn't officially confirmed the phone's launch date yet, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei teased the upcoming phone in a new tweet today.

Carl Pei's new tweet links to an older tweet by OnePlus from April 2014, when the company introduced its first flagship phone, the OnePlus One. While the tweet doesn't specifically mention the OnePlus Z, it hints at the possibility of the upcoming mid-ranger launching at the same price as the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One was priced at just $299 for the base 16GB model and $349 for the 64GB model.

If OnePlus does launch the OnePlus Z at $299, the phone will undercut Apple's iPhone SE 2020 by $100 and the Pixel 4a by $50. In India, a leaked survey recently suggested the phone could start at just ₹24,990 ($330). With a sub-$300 starting price, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G chipset, and a 90Hz AMOLED display, the OnePlus Z could prove to be one of the most popular Android phones of 2020.

As we had revealed in an exclusive report earlier this month, the OnePlus Z will likely debut in India on July 10. However, the phone is also expected to be released in other markets across the world, including the U.S. and Europe, before the end of the third quarter.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • Hopefully it will be compatible with all carriers and not have any issues with missing bands like the OnePlus X did when it was launched.
  • Seems like you're reaching...
  • Not sure how you can deduce that by that tweet 😂
  • Lol clickbait. It should be $400 in the US and most markets, generally OP phones have bene cheaper in India.
  • Pixel 4a is really going to be DOA if this is true and is priced that in the US. 
  • If this turns out to be true, then RIP Pixel 4a but remember the iPhone SE will kill both the OnePlus Z and Pixel 4a in sales but the OnePlus Z will kill the 4a but only if this rumoured price of $299 is spot on.