29 July 2020
After a long hype created through a bunch of teasers as well as leaks, the OnePlus Nord is finally an official smartphone. It marks the return of OnePlus to its roots, the approach that helped it gain a cult following around the globe. The phone boasts great specifications and features without costing a fortune, something that has not been the case with recent OnePlus flagships including the OnePlus 8 Pro.
The OnePlus Nord sports a 6.44-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The panel has a pill-shaped punch-hole for housing dual selfie cameras: 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 sensor and 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with 105-degree Field of View. The secondary sensor is meant for capturing wider selfies without the need for looking for a selfie stick.
Under the hood, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G is the choice of processor that also brings 5G capabilities. It is the newest mid-range processor and is the first time OnePlus has opted for a non-flagship chipset. The configuration options include up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage.
OnePlus has offered a quad-camera setup on the back panel headlined by the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with OIS. The other three sensors are 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth. All of these are aligned vertically in the top left corner along with the LED flash.
The whole package is powered by a 4,100mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T fast charging. It will run the latest OxygenOS version based on Android 10 out of the box. Other noteworthy features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and WiFi connectivity. It has been released in two color variants named Gray Onyx and Blue Marble.
OnePlus Nord India Pricing:
- 6GB/64GB for Rs. 24,999 (India exclusive, sales from September)
- 8GB/128GB for Rs. 27,999 (sales from August 4th)
- 12GB/256GB for Rs. 29,999 (sales from August 4th)
OnePlus Nord Europe Pricing:
- 8GB/128GB for EUR 399/GBP 379 (sales from August 4th)
- 12GB/256GB for EUR 499/GBP 469 (sales from August 4th)
OnePlus has also released official OnePlus Nord cases. There are three case designs with each of them being touted as lightweight. One of the designs shows Nord's internal components which undoubtedly makes it a unique case to have.