13 July 2020
UPDATE (June 26th, 2020):
The OnePlus Nord is now reported to be a dual selfie camera smartphone. A new Android Central report mentions that the two front cameras will be 32-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors. The punch-hole is present in the top left corner and it is likely to be a pill-shaped one. This will make it the first OnePlus smartphone to feature dual front cameras.
UPDATE (June 22nd, 2020):
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has retweeted an old tweet that seems like an OnePlus Nord pricing teaser. The old tweet is the one which OnePlus used to reveal the OnePlus One in 2014. Pei's retweet is accompanied by "It's been a while..." comment. It seems like the OnePlus Nord will be priced something similar to the OnePlus One i.e. the $399 price tag.
It's been a while... https://t.co/O61EoIa3Gc— Carl Pei (@getpeid) June 19, 2020
UPDATE (June 16th, 2020):
The alleged OnePlus Nord (or OnePlus Z) is now tipped to come with quad rear cameras. This new tip is coming from the same tipster Max J. who shared info about the possible new name. He did not offer any other details about the camera setup but to know that OnePlus is not holding back to keep the prices low, it is undoubtedly good news.
Original (June 9th, 2020)
If you have been following the coverage around OnePlus' upcoming 5G mid-range smartphone, you are likely to have noticed that there is a lack of consensus about the name. OnePlus Z and OnePlus 8 Lite are the two names that have been reported on various occasions but the former has been more widely reported. Adding a new twist to the puzzle, well-known tipster Max J. has tweeted a completely new name for the phone.
Max J. originally tweeted a game for his followers where he asked them to guess the four-letter word starting with "N". It was later decoded as "Nord" by PhoneArena which was also corroborated by the tipster himself. The reason behind the guess is a "Nord by OnePlus" trademark application submitted earlier this year. It is said to cover different product categories including smartphones, tablets, and headphones.
This has led to speculations that OnePlus Z could have only been an internal name. The commercial name for the smartphone could be OnePlus Nord. It is worth noting that OnePlus is yet to comment or release any kind of official teaser about using the name for a new smartphone or a new series of any kind of product.
As per previous rumors, the yet-to-be-released OnePlus phone is expected to have a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor with 5G, 64MP AI triple cameras and 30W fast charging. The most interesting bit of information is that it is likely to cost only Rs. 24,990 i.e. about $330.