OnePlus is working on a new phone, and it will have a lower price than the current OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed as much in an interview with CNET, saying that it will be more "affordable" than the OnePlus 7 Pro, which starts at £699.
Lau says the new device will launch "very soon", which is very exciting, but what's more exciting is the possible inclusion of the beautiful 90Hz display on the cheaper OnePlus 7T. 90Hz displays aren't just reserved for Pro models, it seems.
"The overwhelming positive feedback pushed us to bring 90Hz, which we believe will become standard on flagship phones, to our highly acclaimed premium line-up so that more people can experience the smooth scrolling display." Lau said.
If you weren't aware, the OnePlus 7 Pro's 90Hz refresh rate display allows for a smoother scrolling experience than the more typical 60Hz displays found on most phones, so its inclusion in a new cheaper handset is excellent news for screen aficionados.
What wasn't confirmed in the interview were the details on which processor will be powering the new, cheaper phone. The 7 Pro comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, but Lau wouldn't concretely confirm if the new phone would have the same. He did sort of allude to it, however.
When asked if the new cheaper phone will have the same processor as the 7 Pro, Lau responded "We design OnePlus devices to achieve the best fast and smooth experience on the market,"
"Implementing the best-in-industry Qualcomm 800 series processors is a major part of achieving this high-end performance."
Which kind of sounds like corporate speak for "Yes", but time will tell. [Techradar]