OnePlus 10R Lite release date, price and spec rumors
OnePlus has already released or is preparing to release quite a few new smartphones in 2022.
Now there are rumors that a new mid-range effort may be on the way as the company gears up to launch the OnePlus 10R Lite. Here’s everything we know so far.
When will OnePlus 10R Lite be released?
There hasn’t been any official word from OnePlus about any potential new device, but one has been spotted on a Chinese certification site, as reported by NotebookCheck, and is similar to the recently launched OnePlus 10R, but with lower specs.
This has led to speculation that it could be the mid-range OnePlus 10R Lite. We don’t really know when it will be released, but if it passes certification, then hopefully not far off.
How much will the OnePlus 10R Lite cost?
Again, the price is only speculative at the moment, but looking at the current catalog of OnePlus devices should give us some idea of where it might be located. The OnePlus 10R has just been released in India (called the OnePlus Ace in China) and comes with the following specs:
- 8GB + 128GB: £38,999 (approximately $510/£410/€485)
- 12GB + 256GB + 80W + 5000mAh: £42,999 (approx. $560 / £450 / €535)
- 12GB + 256GB + 150W + 4500mAh: £43,999 (approximately $575/£460/€545)
Obviously the light version will have a lower price, but OnePlus won’t want to cannibalize sales of its more budget-friendly devices like the expected Nord 2T and Nord 3 models, which should be priced close to the models they release. replace. Here are the current Nord 2 5G prices as a guideline:
Nord 2 5G
- 6GB RAM + 128GB storage: £27,999
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: £399 / €399 / £29,999 / $529.
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: £469 / €499 / £34,999 / $629.
Yes, it gets a little more difficult as there isn’t much space between the two devices. In short, we’d be surprised to see the OnePlus 10R Lite arrive at the £379/$469/€449 mark, perhaps with a price cut on the Nord models, or perhaps splitting key features to differentiate them. But to be honest, OnePlus’ pricing structure is somewhat confusing at the moment, so those numbers could easily be higher.
What specs and features will we see in the OnePlus 10R Lite?
According to a GSM Arena report, Chinese certification site Tenaa has revealed quite a few specs that we might be able to see, as well as some images of a device believed to be the OnePlus 10R Lite. Here’s what he found:
- 6.59″ IPS LCD, 2412 x 1080 resolution (20:9 aspect ratio)
- Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 8100
- 8/12 GB memory
- 128/256 GB storage
- Main camera 64MP
- 8MP ultra wide
- 2MP macro
- Front camera 16 MP
- 4890mAh battery with 65W charging support.
For comparison, here are the specifications of the recently released OnePlus 10R:
- 6.7″ Full HD+ AMOLED 120Hz
- Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
- Stainless steel + copper evaporation chamber cooling
- 8/12 GB RAM (LPDDR5)
- 128/256 GB storage (UFS 3.1)
- 50MP Sony IMX766 f/1.8 main sensor with OIS
- 8MP 119° ultra wide
- 2MP 4cm macro
- Front camera 16 MP
- stereo speakers
- Battery 4500/5000 mAh
- Wired charging 80/150W
As you can see, the 10R is a little more powerful in its components, but if the OnePlus 10R Lite reports are correct, it should be a very worthy offering in the lower mid-range. We’ll be updating this article as more details become available, so check back to see what we’ve found. In the meantime, take a look at our guide to the best OnePlus phones to see what else the company has to offer, as well as the best mid-range phone deals.