OnePlus Z appears online: technical specifications officially unveiled

The Chinese manufacturer is preparing to launch a new budget smartphone, after recently launching the new top of the range for 2020

It should be officially unveiled next month, but we may already know what the OnePlus Z will look like, which has popped up on the Geekbench benchmark platform, complete with test results and a sketch of the data sheet. It is not 100% sure that this is the final version, but there are good chances.

To be precise, the device tested on Geekbench is identified with the code of OnePlus AC2003, which will certainly not be the trade name under which it will be put on sale. The performance obtained in the single core and multi core tests are interesting, but not top of the range. This suggests that the OnePlus Z will mount a mid-range SoC but accompanied by a large amount of RAM. The SoC in question, from what we read on Geekbench, will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon and not a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 as was initially speculated. All the information on Geekbench, however, is to be taken with great caution.

OnePlus Z: what it will look like

The only technical features that can be read from the card appeared on Geekbench are the codename of the device, OnePlus C2003, the Android 10 operating system, the fact that the SoC will be an unspecified Qualcomm 8-core 1.8 GHz maximum frequency (we assume a Snapdragon 765 or 765G) and that the RAM will be really a lot: 12 GB.

These are the information visible on the benchmark site, for the rest there are only the already known rumors: 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a hole for the 16 MP front camera, triple rear lens (we talk about 48 MP, 16 MP and 12 MP, so no depth sensor). The battery should be 4,000 mAh and the Snapdragon 765 should bring in dowry the 5G modem.

OnePlus Z: performance

In addition to the technical characteristics, of the smartphone OnePlus Z now we also know the performance: 612 in single core and 1,995 in multi core. The single-core result is similar to that recorded by the Samsung Galaxy S9+ with SoC Exynos 9810 at 1.8 GHz, while the multi-core result is identical to the result of the Google Pixel 3 XL. Results, in short, comparable to those of last year's top-of-the-line smartphones. It should be noted, however, that users can modify the build.prop file of the phone to make it recognize it as a different device. At the moment, therefore, we cannot confirm 100% that the tested device was really a OnePlus Z.