Nord will be available in blue and gray with 8GB RAM and 128GB space for €399 or 12/256GB for €499
As all well-known manufacturers of high-end smartphones were exploring the opportunity to take advantage of the mid-segment, OnePlus prices were gradually rising. It is true that the company never surpassed the $1,000 price tag, but for those who know its history well, they know how far it stands today from the mission it started with: high-end phones at extremely competitive prices.
2,400 x 1,080 (20:9)
90Hz refresh rate
In-display fingerprint sensor
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
|6GB / 8GB / 12GB LPDDR4X
|64GB / 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1
48MP main, f/1.75, 0.8µm, OIS, EIS
8MP ultra-wide, f/2.25, 119 degrees
5MP depth, f/2.4
2MP macro, f/2.4
32MP main f/2.45, 0.8µm
8MP ultra-wide f/2.45, 105 degrees
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
|Dimensions and weight
|158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2mm
With the unveiling of the OnePlus Nord model, the company says it is returning to its true mission as it continues its adventure in the high flagship segment. In short, it is not different from the tactics followed by Apple, Google, and Samsung who offer all budget flagships in response to consumer trends.
Back to the origin, the OnePlus Nord was officially unveiled, and if we were to find a general description, this smartphone is simply a slightly more modest version of the OnePlus 8 for a cheaper price starting at of 399 euros.
The product is designed for Europe and for this price the buyer gets a 5G phone with Snapdragon 765G processor. It’s not a real flagship and OnePlus knows this quite well because the more powerful Snapdragon 865 processor is reserved for the OnePlus 8 which costs a few hundred dollars more. Sub-6Ghz 5G and Warp Charge 30T fast charge powered by Snapdragon 765G is the only integral change from OnePlus.
In some aspects, sit has been conservative and in others generous. The design is definitely premium, as is the screen, not at all resembling a mid-range phone we are used to. The 6.44-inch 1080p AMOLED display, which this time does not bend sideways, has what every smartphone today is using as a reason to attract new buyers: the 90Hz display. The resolution is 2400×1080 pixels.
On the back are four cameras: 48-megapixel main, 8-megapixel super wide-angle, 2-megapixel macro and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. It has the same Sony IMX586 sensor as the OnePlus 8. On the front are two selfie cameras: a 32-megapixel and a super wide-angle 107-degree 8-megapixel. The question is what impact will the less powerful Snapdragon 765G processor has on the camera performance.
In recent years of software development has yielded tremendous results in photographic quality. With this sensor, OnePlus has a long experience since OnePlus 7 and has already refined it in terms of software.
The 90Hz display makes using the phone a stand-alone experience in addition to the bezels which have been reduced as never before.
The 4,115 mAh battery should provide a full day of use and thanks to the 5G integration in the Snapdragon 765G the lifetime impact from the processor will be smaller than that in the OnePlus 8 which has a separate 5G modem. OnePlus Nod weighs 184 grams and is available in blue and black colors, while there is a fingerprint scanner on the screen.
OnePlus Nord Prices and Availability
Nord will go on sale in Europe on August 4 with a base price of 399 euros for the 8GB RAM model and 128GB memory. The model 12GB RAM and 256GB memory will cost 499 euros. At the moment the main focus is on Europe and India.