We expect OnePlus to break with tradition this year and launch a mid-range handset, probably called the OnePlus Z, and thanks to seemingly relevant research we now have a much clearer idea of what the phone could offer.
A user of DesiDime (an Indian online shopping community) placed a screenshot of what appears to be a survey they received from PayBack (an Indian customer rewards program), asking how interested they would be in an OnePlus handset with a range of specs that do not match a current OnePlus phone.
They are mid-range specs as well, so while the handset is not mentioned, if it is a real handset at all it is probably the OnePlus Z. The mentioned specs include a Snapdragon 765 chipset (with 5G support), 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 6. 55-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a triple-lens rear camera with 64MP, 16MP, and 2MP sensors, a 16MP front camera in a punch-hole, and a 4,300mAh battery with 30W fast charging.
However, these specifications should be taken with a pinch of salt, not in the least because they are not quite in line with some previous leaks. For example, a benchmark mentioned that chipset, but with – albeit suspiciously – 12GB RAM, while a previous leak differed on almost every specification – but that leak was from the end of 2019, so it’s now rather dated.
This last leak was also incorrectly labeled by @MaxJmb (a reputable Twitter provider). On the other hand, if it is a real investigation it is a decent source because it is unlikely that the specifications would have been taken out of nowhere. But it is possible that the screenshot of the survey was falsified.