OnePlus “Clover” with HD+ display, Snapdragon 460 SoC rumored to launch globally
With the launch of the OnePlus Nord late last month, OnePlus entered the affordable smartphone space once again. The device packed in a 6.44-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 765G chip for a starting price of ₹27,999 or €399 in India and Europe, respectively. However, the OnePlus Nord isn’t the only affordable smartphone that the company plans to launch this year. Shortly after the launch of the OnePlus Nord, the company confirmed that it would be launching another Nord-branded device in the U.S. later this year. Now, a recent report from Android Central reveals that OnePlus is working on a budget-friendly device codenamed “Clover,” which will be launched globally.
The report cites an insider source who has confirmed that OnePlus is working on an entry-level smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 460 chipset. The device, codenamed Clover, is rumored to feature a 6.52-inch 720p IPS LCD panel, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage with a microSD card slot for expansion. The device will feature a capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Wi-Fi ac connectivity.
The source further reveals that the OnePlus Clover will feature a triple camera setup on the back, with a 13MP primary sensor and two 2MP sensors. The device will pack in a massive 6,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. Interestingly, OnePlus’ sister company OPPO just launched a device with similar specifications in the Indian market.
The recently launched OPPO A53 also packs in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 460 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD card expansion slot, a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD, and a triple camera setup with a 13MP primary camera and two 2MP sensors. The only difference between the two devices is that the OPPO A53 packs in a smaller 5,000mAh battery. Since OnePlus has a track record of taking inspiration from existing OPPO devices, there’s a chance that the upcoming OnePlus Clover will be based on the OPPO A53.
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It’s also worth noting that we’ve previously spotted evidence of another OnePlus device, codenamed “Billie,” which is expected to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 690 chip. The device is also rumored to make its way to the U.S., which leads us to believe that the company may launch both the devices at the same time. The company has already started dropping Billie-related hints, but as of now, we have no confirmation from OnePlus regarding either device. We expect the company to start dropping more hints for these devices as soon as it flags off its hype train again. For reference, the OnePlus Nord was codenamed “Avicii”.
Along with these devices, the company is reportedly working on a smartwatch, called the OnePlus Watch, which might be launched later this year.
Source: Android Central