OnePlus confirmed its new budget-smartphone, placing all rumours and speculations at relaxation and mentioned that it’s engaged on a “new, extra inexpensive smartphone product line” that may launch first in India and Europe. OnePlus Co-founder and CEO Pete Lau revealed the brand new growth by a discussion board publish on the OnePlus Group web site. An Instagram account has additionally been created by the corporate carrying a username “OnePlusLiteZThing” that confirms the July launch date. Lau did not point out any particulars in regards to the launch of the primary smartphone within the new vary. Nevertheless, if we take a look at the hearsay mill and think about the newly created Instagram account, it’s going to probably be the OnePlus Z.
“As we’ve at all times finished once we strive one thing new, we’re going to begin comparatively small with this new product line by first introducing it in Europe and India,” Lau mentioned within the discussion board publish. “However don’t be concerned, we’re additionally trying to convey extra inexpensive smartphones to North America within the close to future as nicely.”
OnePlus could have a brand new product crew led by Paul Yu, who presently heads its Cellular Growth Division. This new crew could have workers from all around the world, the manager mentioned.
July launch confirmed
To create some hype earlier than the official launch of the brand new smartphone line, OnePlus began an Instagram account that’s presently personal however has 4 posts. The newest publish on the Instagram account exhibits Morse code that interprets to the textual content “July”. This implies that the primary smartphone underneath the brand new line will debut in July.
There are rumours that recommend July 10 because the launch date for the brand new smartphone that’s rumoured because the OnePlus Z, aka OnePlus Nord. Nevertheless, it’s secure to take that hearsay with a pinch of salt till the corporate makes a affirmation from its finish.
New transfer to draw new viewers?
That is notably not the primary time when OnePlus is attempting to convey one thing inexpensive to the market. It tried and failed earlier with the OnePlus X that was launched in November 2015 as a price range mannequin by the corporate.
However, the brand new transfer is more likely to be useful in attracting clients who have been avoiding OnePlus telephones recently — because of premium pricing. The corporate did begin its journey in 2014 as a “flagship killer” maker, in any case.
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