The OnePlus Z may have more cameras than the OnePlus 8
The spiritual successor to the OnePlus X has seemingly undergone multiple name changes. First, it was rumoured to be called the OnePlus 8 Lite, then the OnePlus Z and now it may be marketed under the new Nord by OnePlus subdivision. The chipset on which the device is based may have also changed. Originally, it was thought that the device would be one of the first smartphones to feature a MediaTek Dimensity 1000, but a recent Geekbench listing has suggested that OnePlus has opted for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G instead.
The device was said to feature three rear-facing cameras too, but a post by Max J of All About Samsung suggests that even that may no longer be the case. As the photo above not so subtly hints, Max J appears to have received information that OnePlus' next smartphone will have four rear-facing cameras. Based on past rumours, the device will have the same 48 MP primary, 16 MP wide-angle and 2 MP depth cameras like the OnePlus 8. However, a recent user survey suggested that the device would have a 64 MP primary sensor, instead. Nonetheless, a dedicated zoom camera or a 3D ToF camera would seem likely candidates for a fourth sensor. The one sticking point with this rumour is the OnePlus. If OnePlus has chosen to include four rear-facing cameras for its next device, then this would leave the OnePlus 8 with the fewest cameras of the current OnePlus roster, which would seem odd.
Based on based leaks, OnePlus's mystery smartphone may come with up to 12 GB of RAM and a 6.56-inch SUPER AMOLED panel that supports a 90 Hz refresh rate. A 4,300 mAh battery that is capable of 30 W fast charging is expected too. There have been conflicting reports concerning pricing, with estimates ranging from around US$500 to as low as US$330. OnePlus is expected to launch the device in India on July 10.