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OnePlus 8 teaser sparks questions about OnePlus Z/8 Lite display reveal

What's that camera doing there, OnePlus? (Image source: OnePlus)
What's that camera doing there, OnePlus? (Image source: OnePlus)
OnePlus has got people talking about a third device in the OnePlus 8 series again, rumoured to be called the OnePlus Z or OnePlus 8 Lite. Possibly powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000, this would not be the first time that the company has shown off the device.
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OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro on Tuesday, which it has now followed with a separate launch in China. The company drew questions about the possibility of launching another device today in China, but OnePlus clarified that this was not the case. There has been talk of the company releasing a third smartphone this time around though, potentially as a spiritual successor to the OnePlus X. Possibly called the OnePlus 8 Lite or OnePlus Z, rumour has it that OnePlus will launch its budget offering later this quarter.

A new teaser for the OnePlus 8 has caught our eye, though. Published on the OnePlus Weibo account, the image looks like the OnePlus 8 but with one crucial difference. If you have not spotted it, then the device pictured does not have its front-facing camera where the OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro do.

By contrast, it is centred at the top of the display. Curiously, this is the same positioning shown in OnLeaks renders of the OnePlus 8 Lite. We have seen OnePlus tease this design before, too. Ultimately, this could lead to nothing, but it is curious that OnePlus would have got the design of the OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro wrong in a marketing image.

The OnePlus 8 Lite according to OnLeaks. (Image source: @OnLeaks)
The OnePlus 8 Lite according to OnLeaks. (Image source: @OnLeaks)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-04-16 (Update: 2020-04-16)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.