The OnePlus 8 Lite is expected to launch in the first half of 2020, presumably alongside the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The Lite moniker indicates that the device will likely lie in the relatively affordable mid-range category, unlike the proper flagships. However, keep in mind that the name might change since there is still quite some time for a 2020 launch event.
The renders of the device reveal that the phone will come with a flat display, likely to be between 6.4″ – 6.5″. There will also be a centered punch-hole display for the single selfie camera. The renders also reveal some of the more familiar OnePlus elements, such as the alert slider, the Type-C port on the bottom, and the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Device measurements are expected to be approximately 159.2 x 74 x 8.6 mm.
The OnePlus 8 Lite will have a curved rear panel made of glass, with a blue gradient finish. The rear camera module is located on the top left, unlike the centered camera islands on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Since this is the Lite variant, it comes with only two cameras and a few sensors, possibly including a ToF sensor as well. There is no fingerprint scanner to be spotted, which indicates that the phone will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, and by extension, an AMOLED display.
It is unknown if the phone will come with a high-refresh rate display, or which processor it will come with, or the rest of its internal specifications. What will decide the success of this device, will definitely be its price and value.