OnePlus, since its founding in 2013, has been a one-phone company. That’s until today. After much hyping, the former flagship killer has finally reveal a second model, a mid-range, supposedly affordable device called OnePlus Nord.
There’s a lot to shout about this device. For starter, it borrows the camera system from its more expensive sibling OnePlus 8. This means it has a quad camera setup, comprising of a 48 MP sensor with both OIS and EIS, an ultra wide-angle lens with 8 MP sensor, a 5 MP depth sensor camera, and a 2 MP macro lens camera.
As for the front, it gets a cut-out dual camera setup made up of a 32 MP Sony IM616 sensor and an 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera. Both camera systems are capable 4K videoing at 30fps (30/60 for the front!).
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, which means it is 5G-ready, and then there’s a brilliant 6.44-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display that is rocking 90 Hz refresh rate.
Last, but not the least, its’ 4,115 mAh battery is blessed with OnePlus’ Warp Charge 30T fast charging that will top the device to 70 percent in 30 minutes.
Oh wait. We forgot about the memory. They are 8 or 12 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128 or 256 GB UFS 2.1. No faster LPDDR5 or UFS 3.1, let alone UFS 3.0. But hey, it is, after all, a mid-ranger.
No official pricing for the U.S., but OnePlus Nord will launch with a starting price of £379 in the U.K. and the phone starts at €399 in EU. That works out be around US$460-480-ish).
There’s no confirmation if the device will make its way to the U.S. However, folks in stateside can apply for the OnePlus Nord Beta Program.