OnePlus Nord, on paper, is a device to reckon with for the price point. However, if lesser chip isn’t your cuppa, then you may want to look to the newly announced OnePlus 8T.
On the OnePlus 8T, you will find a 120 Hz 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with HDR+ support and 8,192 levels of automatic brightness, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with 5G, up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage, 8 or 12 GB LPDDR4X RAM, enhanced haptics 2.0, dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, 4,500 mAh battery with Warp Charge 65, and quad camera (48 MP main + 16 MP ultra wide-angle + 5 MP macro and a 5 MP monochrome).
You may have noticed, this device does not get the faster LPDDR5 RAM and no wireless charging like the 8, but has the Pro’s 120 Hz display. So, it really is a bit of both specs, but not the best of both by any means and sometimes a tad better, like in the case of the UFS 3.1 storage.
Other notables include the usual suspect of sensors, including in-display fingerprint sensor, USB 3.1 Type-C, dual nano SIM support, OnePlus exclusive alert slider, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS (L1+L5 dual band), GLONASS, Galileo (E1+E5a dual band), Beidou, A-GPS, and Face Unlock.
Only the 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage model is being sold in stateside. If anyone’s interested, it is available now, in a choice of Lunar Silver or Aquamarine Green, priced at US$749.