OnePlus confirmed its new budget-smartphone, placing all rumours and speculations at relaxation and stated that it’s engaged on a “new, more affordable smartphone product line” that can launch first in India and Europe. OnePlus Co-founder and CEO Pete Lau revealed the brand new growth by way of a discussion board put up on the OnePlus Community website. 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. However, if we have a look at the hearsay mill and contemplate the newly created Instagram account, it would doubtless be the OnePlus Z.
“As we have always done when we try something new, we are going to start relatively small with this new product line by first introducing it in Europe and India,” Lau said within the discussion board put up. “But don’t worry, we’re also looking to bring more affordable smartphones to North America in the near future as well.”
OnePlus may have a brand new product staff led by Paul Yu, who at the moment heads its Mobile Development Department. This new staff may have employees from all around the world, the manager stated.
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 at the moment non-public however has 4 posts. The newest put up on the Instagram account exhibits Morse code that interprets to the textual content “July”. This means that the primary smartphone below 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. However, it’s protected to take that hearsay with a pinch of salt till the corporate makes a affirmation from its finish.
New transfer to draw new viewers?
This is notably not the primary time when OnePlus is making an attempt to deliver one thing inexpensive to the market. It tried and failed earlier with the OnePlus X that was launched in November 2015 as a funds mannequin by the corporate.
Nevertheless, the brand new transfer is more likely to be useful in attracting clients who have been avoiding OnePlus telephones recently — on account of premium pricing. The firm did begin its journey in 2014 as a “flagship killer” maker, in any case.
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