OnePlus Clover
Source: The Verge

Again OnePlus had decided to do its level best to dominate the low to mid-range smartphone lineup with its latest, OnePlus Clover. The phone is rumored to offer more than its competitors at that price point with better performance. Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, and other brands might face a tough time with their mid-range set up in the presence of this smartphone giant.  The new phone by the Chinese company seems to be a more basic option compared to the OnePlus Nord that was launched in India and Europe last month. The model is reportedly codenamed “Clover”.

On the specifications part, the blog claims that the new OnePlus smartphone will come with a 6.52-inch HD+ (720×1,560 pixels) display and will be powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. It is also said to have at least 64GB of onboard storage along with microSD card support as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. These are primary things, offered by any low to mid-range smartphone out in the market today. The entry-level OnePlus phone is said to have the 6,000mAh battery along with 18W fast charging support. It is also said to have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Although the official details aren’t available at this moment, the reported specifications suggest that the new OnePlus phone may have many similarities with the Realme C15. This may be due to the fact that they share the same parent company, BBK Electronics. To the rear, the sub-15k OnePlus phone will apparently come with a triple camera setup, which includes a 13MP primary unit, and two 2MP units. The latter two units may be used as a macro photography module and for depth assistance – a configuration that we have seen in other smartphones already. The rear of the smartphone is also said to house a physical fingerprint scanner.

All of this is said to be powered by a 6,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, which Android Central claims may also be the highlight feature of the smartphone. With fast charging becoming more and more common and Apple facing some backlash for selling its fast chargers separately becomes an imperative addition to any 2020 smartphone. The phone is definitely something to look forward to nonetheless and nobody is complaining because we now have more variety than ever in the mid-range segment. With fierce competition, this variety is only bound to increase in qualitative as well as quantitative terms. Technology has gotten out of the rut of making premium phones and selling them at high prices and has bifurcated into packing more in cheaper phones.

This leaves a lot to be explored for every segment and each segment can be evaluated separately as a different part of the overall smartphone industry. A huge leap for phones and it brings the world one step closer to everyone having a smartphone.