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The OnePlus Nord recently launched at Rs 24,999 was the perfect homecoming for the brand. The company that rose to fame by introducing feature-loaded budget smartphones that could compete with premium flagships is set to shake the budget smartphone market once again.

According to a new leak, OnePlus is working on another budget smartphone under its Nord series, and this time it could be priced as low as Rs 18,000.

A Twitter user with handle as “Boby25846908” has tweeted that OnePlus is speculated to release a budget smartphone with Snapdragon 662/665 in the price bracket of Rs 16,000-18,000.

OnePlus is expected to release a couple of smartphones in its Nord series this year. Another leak by a prominent leakster, “The Tech Guy,” has suggested that OnePlus is working on a budget smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC. He shared a screenshot of OnePlus proprietary source code to back up his claims.

Additionally, OnePlus recently got an 18W charger approved by the TUV Rheinland certification platform, which we might see shipping with budget OnePlus smartphones in the future.

While OnePlus performs terrific in terms of sales as it stocks out within seconds of its sale, the smartphone is also receiving harsh criticism from users for the green tint effect on its display. The company has also meddled with its no bloatware policy by adding “uninstallable” apps like Facebook and Netflix to OxygenOS in OnePlus Nord.

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Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.