After weeks of speculations, leaks, rumors, and official teasers, OnePlus today finally unveiled its new smartphone offering namely the OnePlus Nord at the OnePlus’ AR launch event.
Exclusively, available in India and several Europian countries, OnePlus Nord is targeted towards the highly competitive mid-range smartphone markets. So here’s everything you need to know about the OnePlus Nord.
OnePlus Nord: A Feature-Packed Mid-Range Smartphone
Despite being a mid-range smartphone, OnePlus Nord sports a premium metal and glass construction. Both the front and back glasses of this smartphone are protected by Gorilla Glass 5. This mid-range smartphone packs a massive 6.44 inches display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. One of the major highlights of this display is the 90Hz refresh rate.
The high refresh rate enhances regular usage and gaming experience. Similar to every other OnePlus smartphone, Nord runs on a clean build of Android 10 out of the box with OxygenOS 10.0 custom skin.
OnePlus Nord Specifications
- 6.44-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate,
- Octa-Core (1 x 2.4GHz + 1 x 2.2GHz + 6 x 1.8GHz Kryo 475 CPUs) Snapdragon 765G 7nm EUV Processor
- Adreno 620 GPU
- 6GB / 8GB / 12GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 64GB / 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage
- Android 10 with OxygenOS 10.5
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8micrometer pixel size, f/1.75 aperture, OIS + EIS Hybrid stabilization, 8MP 119° ultra-wide camera with f/2.25 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 32MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX616 sensor, f/2.45 aperture, EIS, secondary 8MP 105° ultra-wide camera with f/2.45 aperture
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 158.3×73.3×8.2mm; Weight: 184g
- USB Type-C audio, Superlinear speaker
- Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C port
- 4115mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging (5V/6A)
The trustworthy and powerful Snapdragon 765G processor powers this smartphone. This process can effortlessly handle heavy multitasking and resource-intensive applications. As a matter of fact, it’s impossible to notice performance differences until 765G is compared with an 800 series Snapdragon processor side-to-side.
OnePlus has offered plenty of RAM and storage options to choose from. It is worth noting that the storage of the smartphone can’t be expanded with a MicroSD card.
OnePlus Nord features a versatile quad-camera setup coupled with a dual-camera front-facing setup. The smartphone can record 4K video at 30fps and 1080p slow motion at 240fps. The massive 4115mAh battery can juice up this smartphone for a day or two.
Lastly, Nord also supports OnePlus’ famous Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging.
Pricing And Availability
OnePlus Nord will be available in Blue Marble and Gray Onyx color variants. The base variant of the smartphone with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will retail for $335 or Rs. 24,999.
On the other hand, the variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage costs £379 / €399 / $456 / Rs. 27,999.
Lastly, 12GB RAM with a 256GB storage version is priced at £469 / €499 / $571 / Rs. 29,999.
OnePlus Nord Embargo Violation
There is a clear cut embargo for OnePlus Nord, not to show camera samples, performance, gaming etc, I still dont get why people cant read them well? Everytime, every single time, it happens!!!
— Nirmal (@nirmaltv) July 21, 2020
As you might know, most smartphone and consumer electronics manufacturers offer review units prior to the official launch of the device. While offering these units for review purpose certain restrictions are imposed by the company.
Despite the fact that OnePlus Nord was running on a pre-release version of the software some leading smartphone reviewers shared the camera samples of this smartphone in their unboxing and initial impressions video. These samples from unmatured software are not the best.
OnePlus doesn’t permit reviewers to participate in the aforementioned activity. Soon after the launch of the device OnePlus has released the first OTA update for the device.