OnePlus has recently tried to diversify its products and not just launch new devices like its very first smartwatch. Last year, it also introduced a new Nord series that looks set to flood budget and mid-range smartphone markets in the United States and elsewhere. All along, however, OnePlus has solidly been a home of Qualcomm smartphones when it comes to the processors it uses. There may be plans to diversify that, as well as leaks regarding a OnePlus phone powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 5G chipset continue to arrive.
While they haven’t really faded from the market, MediaTek’s mobile chips appeared to have taken a step back during Qualcomm’s aggressive 5G push. MediaTek, however, has pulled back sharply with its myriad of 5G Dimensity processors to the point that it even surpassed Qualcomm as the world’s largest mobile chip company last year and early this year. Getting OnePlus to use its chips won’t exactly be fatal for Qualcomm, but it says a lot in MediaTek’s favor.
It was initially thought that OnePlus’ first MediaTek devices would be its next Nord phones, given that this is exactly the market where the chipmaker is leading. However, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G would now run on a Snapdragon 750G and the OnePlus Nord N200 5G could also be too below the price points of this latest Dimensity-powered OnePlus phone.
According to a Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station on Weibo , an engineered prototype for a OnePlus with a Dimensity 1200 “looks good”. The phone is compared to the OnePlus 9 Pro in terms of design and a Sony IMX766 50MP is reportedly present as well. It is also running OxygenOS, which gives hope that it could make its way to international markets.
The Dimensity 1200 is MediaTek’s flagship 5G chip and is probably better suited for a OnePlus flagship phone. That said, OnePlus has also promised a successor to the OnePlus Nord N10 and this could still be the phone that will carry MediaTek’s chip