This year, OnePlus surprised us all with the announcement that it’ll release more budget smartphones in the future. But apart from the budget phones, the company is planning to introduce another smartphone to its device portfolio. According to popular tipster Max Jambor, the OnePlus 9 series will include three models — OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9E, and OnePlus 9 Pro.

This is unlike what OnePlus had done so far. The company’s flagship smartphone lineup usually includes two models, but with the OnePlus 9E coming into play, it will no longer be the case. Although not confirmed, the OnePlus 9E is likely to be the most affordable model in the lineup. The strategy is very similar to Samsung’s — both Note series and S series include a budget model.

We don’t know much about the OnePlus 9 series as of yet. But if rumors are to be believed, the OnePlus 9 will be powered by Snapdragon 875 coupled with 8GB of RAM. It’s likely that OnePlus will use the same processor in OnePlus 9E. Apart from that, it’ll offer Android 11 out of the box, as you’d expect from a flagship phone of 2021.

OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus 9 series in the month of March. However, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not OnePlus announces the 9E alongside the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.