11 September 2020
Last month, OnePlus Nord launch marked the return of OnePlus to its roots where it started off as a company known for releasing feature-rich devices with relatively affordable pricing. It proved to be a huge success among fans who were left disappointed with the ever-increasing prices of OnePlus flagships. The team seems to have loved the reaction as it is now tipped to be working on another mid-range release.
A Twitter user @Boby25846908 has tweeted that OnePlus ready to announce a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 662-powered smartphone by the end of September. The phone will be unveiled in India within a price range of INR 16,000 and INR18,000 ($216 and $243) which would make it even more affordable than the Nord.
Interestingly, the tipster claims that Oppo also has a Snapdragon 662 smartphone in works that it will announce during early September. It is said to price the phone under INR 20,000 i.e. about $270 in the Indian market. It is not specifically mentioned but we are speculating that both of these could actually be the same phone. We already know that both these brands share a lot of technologies including fast charging tech.
OPPO in early September: release a phone using Snapdragon 662 priced under 20k in India— Chun (@Boby25846908) August 23, 2020
OnePlus at the end of September: release a phone using Snapdragon 662/665 priced around 16-18k in India pic.twitter.com/s26n3S27o2
The reported price segment is one of the most competitive ones in the Indian market. It is mainly dominated by Xiaomi's Redmi lineup and Realme smartphones. OnePlus' previous attempt to enter the segment failed miserably when it launched the OnePlus X in 2015 but maybe this time around, we will see it performing better.