Not going to lie. I am enamored by phones with individual camera protrusion, i.e. no single camera bump. Right now, I believe there are two phones with such a design: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and ASUS Zenfone 9. Actually, there is another before the Zenfone 9 was revealed and it is the OnePlus Nord N20 5G.
Armed with a large 6.43” FHD+ AMOLED display and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Mobile Platform, the OnePlus Nord N20 5G is a budget phone with an aesthetic you find with flagship devices.
It has an iPhone-ish squared-off design, a completed flat display, and a super clean back interjected only by two camera protrusions: a 64 MP EIS-capable main camera and a 2 MP macro lens camera. There is a monochrome lens camera flushed with the back.
Now, here’s the thing. On the official spec sheet, it is indicated as a monochrome lens but elsewhere, reviewers and blogs are saying it’s a depth sensor. I don’t know what gives. Anyhoo, around the front, there is a hole punch camera with a 16 MP sensor that supports face unlock.
Other notables include 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage that is further expandable up to 512 GB, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a large 4,500 mAh battery that supports 33 W SuperVOOC fast charging, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB-C interface, and beautiful thin form that is just 7.5 mm thin and weighs just 173g (6.1 oz).
The OnePlus Nord N20 5G Smartphone is available stateside as we speak for a super affordable sticker of US$299.
Images: OnePlus [US].