OnePlus Z likely to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 chip instead of the MediaTek Dimensity 1000
Although it'll be a while before we get to see the yet-to-be-announced OnePlus Z in action, we know a fair bit about the device due to a slew of leaks centered around it. One of the more exciting aspects of the OnePlus Z was that it would be the world's first smartphone to ship with MediaTek's flagship Dimensity 1000 SoC. Now, a leaked image floating about the internet seems to tell us otherwise.
The information comes from prolific leaker Max J on Twitter. The Tweet doesn't reveal much in the way of specifications and emphasizes on the OnePlus Z's Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC. It could be that OnePlus may initially have considered the Dimensity 1000 and then switched to the Qualcomm chip somewhere down the like. OnePlus has, after all, always used Qualcomm chips in its phones, so the decision to stick to one supplier makes sense.
It is a bit disappointing, though, as we will have to wait even longer to see MediaTek's flagship offering in action. With the OnePlus Z expected to drop sometime in Q3 2020, we should know more about it in the coming weeks. We already have an (alleged) hands-on image of the phone, and it is only a matter of time before leakers manage to dig out more information about it.