OnePlus blitz is in full swing before the launch of its upcoming Nord phone. That’s right, OnePlus settled with ‘Nord’ as the name for its new under $500 segment smartphone. What about the specifications you may ask? Well, Qualcomm has officially confirmed that it will be a Snapdragon-based 5G phone. The Chipmaker expressed its excitement via a tweet but shied away from divulging further details.
There have been reports in the past that suggested that OnePlus Nord will be driven by Snapdragon 765G chipset. These claims are likely to be true.
OnePlus has mostly focused only on the premium tier and is making a fresh attempt to compete in mid-tier (second attempt if you consider the OnePlus X). Back at the launch of OnePlus 7T (review) in India, OnePlus said that it’s all future phone will have a fluid display with at least 90Hz refresh rate. Similarly, at the time of the OnePlus 8 (review) launch, the company said that it is “going all-in on 5G.”
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OnePlus Nord: What to expect?
The upcoming affordable OnePlus smartphone is likely to be modeled on the Oppo Reno 4 5G which is also a phone from BBK subsidiary. Just like the Oppo Reno 4 5G, the OnePlus Nord 5G in all probability will be powered by Snapdragon 765G with 5G modem.
OnePlus has also confirmed that the handset will include a 32MP dual selfie camera setup and a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout which is also common between the two phones. The OPPO Reno 4 5G comes with a dual selfie camera setup of 32GB primary sensor coupled with 2MP depth sensor. We expect OnePlus Nord to also include the same 48MP+8MP+2MP rear camera setup which is found at the back of Oppo Reno 4 5G.
The Oppo Reno 4 5G houses a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate. The OnePlus Nord is also like to include a similar 90Hz 6.43-inch AMOLED screen. OnePlus will allegedly ship the Nord phone with 256GB UFS 2.1 storage and up to 12GB RAM. It could come in 8GB RAM+ 128GB ROM and 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM variants.
While the OnePlus Nord is likely to include same 4000mAh battery it only supports 30W fast charging. OnePlus is expected to drop more hints about the Nord phone leading up to the launch.
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OnePlus Nord India launch will happen in the second week of July. OnePlus will hold its pre-launch sale today through its OnePlus Nord Instagram page. The phone has been listed on Amazon India but details are yet to be revealed.