INTRO: While we are already eagerly expecting the launch of the latest budget OnePlus TVs, the company has started teasing something new with a teal-colored OnePlus logo (seen above) and thus the hashtag #NewBeginnings. The company has today shared a politician blog post that confirms that it’s for the upcoming OnePlus budget smartphone, the rumored Nord by OnePlus (or OnePlus Z).
In the blog post, OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau revealed that the company is prepared to bring “the premium, flagship experience that you’ve come to expect from OnePlus to a replacement, cheaper smartphone line OnePlus Z .” the merchandise team for OnePlus Nord is led by Paul Yu, who’s known to possess headed development at the corporate for over five years.
This OnePlus affordable phone series will initially be launched first in India and Europe. After that, the company wants to test the waters and start off on a smaller scale before stepping foot into tough-to-sell markets like North America. “As we’ve always done once we try something new, we are getting to start relatively small with this new line by first introducing it in Europe and India,” says Lau.
There has been no mention of the rumored ‘Nord by OnePlus’ branding so far. The company has even found out a personal Instagram account (which we gained access to and you’ll as well) with the username ‘onepluslitezthing’ to quickly share updates for the upcoming budget smartphone. The username might be touch for the official name but it feels more like OnePlus poking fun at the myriad of online rumors.
As seen above, there are three posts that survive the aforementioned Instagram account. But none of them reveal anything much about the OnePlus Nord (or OnePlus Z). It only says, “We don’t have any news for you right now.” We’ll keep an eye out on the Instagram page and bring you the latest updates as and when they come in.
So, just stay tuned to our website for more info on OnePlus’ return to the flagship killer status very soon.