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Alleged OnePlus Z hands-on image showcases hole-punch display, optical fingerprint scanner, and more

This is allegedly the upcoming OnePlus Z
This is allegedly the upcoming OnePlus Z (image via Slash Leaks)
Here's our first look at what could be OnePlus' yet-to-be-announced OnePlus Z. The hole-punch camera looks a lot like the one on the Galaxy S20, and the device appears to have a non-curved screen. OnePlus will reportedly unveil the phone sometime in Q3 2020.
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Although OnePlus is yet to acknowledge the OnePlus Z (also known as OnePlus 8 Lite) officially, there is ample evidence that the phone exists thanks to a slew of leaks centered around it. Now, some purported OnePlus Z images have emerged online.

True-tech claims to have received a real-life OnePlus Z render from a 'reliable source.' Prima facie, it looks a lot like Samsung's Galaxy S20 series with its centrally-placed hole-punch camera. From what we can on the screen, the OnePlus Z will also come with an under-screen optical fingerprint scanner. It also indirectly confirms that it will feature an AMOLED panel. Whether or not it will feature a high-refresh-rate screen remains to be seen.

Considering that the OnePlus Z is somewhat of a 'budget' option, it comes with a non-curvy screen, something that a lot of people will welcome. The MediaTek Dimensity 1000-powered mid-ranger is expected to drop sometime in Q3 2020, and will cost around $500.

It'll be interesting to see how the OnePlus Z stands against other similarly-priced offerings as it will be the first-ever smartphone in the market running MediaTek's flagship SoC. The chip looks promising on paper, at least, and will go a long way towards restoring users' confidence in MediaTek as a premium chip maker.

An alleged OnePlus Z hands-on image (via True-Tech)
An alleged OnePlus Z hands-on image (via True-Tech)
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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-04-30 (Update: 2020-04-30)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2