OnePlus has officially announced the Nord, its first mid-tier smartphone that was generating a lot of hype over the past couple of months.
The new OnePlus Nord promises a similar flagship-level Android experience as its 8-series big brothers, but at a lower price. The Nord combines all the original OnePlus’ successful formula, packing in all the essential features one would expect of their flagship phones — an AMOLED 90Hz display, a big battery, 5G and multiple cameras.
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset.
The OnePlus Nord will be running Android 10 through Gorilla Glass 5-covered Fluid AMOLED display – a 6.44” panel (1,080 x 2,400 px, 20:9) with 90Hz refresh rate.
There are sRGB and P3 display modes, but no HDR support. Security is handled by the in-display fingerprint reader, face unlock is also an option.
The back camera has a 48MP sensor with all the trimmings – f/1.75 aperture, OIS and EIS. This is essentially the same module as found on the OnePlus 8 (IMX586 sensor, 0.8 µm pixels). There’s no dedicated zoom camera, but the sensor lets you zoom 2x using cropping.
In the top left corner is OnePlus’ first dual selfie. It combines a 32MP sensor (IMX616) with 0.8 µm pixels. For comparison, the 8-series phones have 16MP sensors with 1.0µm pixels.
The one major difference from the OnePlus 8 is that 4K video recording is fixed at 30 fps. A cine mode is available for 21:9 videos in 4K. Also, the slow motion mode can do 240 fps at 1080p resolution.
Moving on to the ultrawide angle camera, OnePlus Nord has an 119° lens and an 8MP sensor. This one can’t focus at close distances so instead a 2 MP macro camera is used. The final module is a 5 MP depth sensor.
Inside the phone is a 4,115 mAh battery and inside the box is a Warp Charge 30T charger.
The phone will cost €400 in mainland Europe and £380 in the UK and INR 28,000 in India. Buy time will start from August 4 through the official OnePlus site as well as partner stores and carriers. In India, Amazon will also carry the Nord.
Where is OnePlus going with Nord
A couple of months ago, the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau disclosed in a statement that the company is planning to launch a new line of smartphones that are easy to get to wider users.
In the start, the distribution of these newly affordable OnePlus devices will be only available in the Europe and Indian markets and later on the circle will be expanded towards the North America region.
OnePlus started back in 2014 with OnePlus One model at a price of $299 with features that you can compare with expensive mobile devices. But, as time went by OnePlus phone demand also increased in the market so does the price tag but still cheaper than Samsung and Apple’s iPhone.
OnePlus introduces its two mobile variants every year, a regular one and a Pro version which includes all the features and advancement but nowadays it does not fall under the category of affordable phones as the last phones release by OnePlus Company was OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus 8 price tag was $699 and OnePlus 8 Pro price was $899.
OnePlus Nord is Oneplus’s entry to the highly competitive mid-tier smartphone segment.
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