After a ton of hype, OnePlus announced its much-awaited Mid-Ranger Oneplus Nord at a remote event. OnePlus has finally launched its first mid-range phone in five years. It will first be made available in India and Europe. Unfortunately, the device will not be available in the United States. The device includes a 90Hz AMOLED display, 5G-capable Snapdragon 765G chipset, dual-selfie camera, and fast-charging support at a really attractive price.
One Plus Nord: Specs and Features
The OnePlus Nord features a 6.44-inch full-HD + fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch response rate. The panel has a 20: 9 aspect ratio, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, sRGB support and Gorilla Glass 5 protection at the top.
The Nord will have three different versions: The most widely available versions come with either 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, or 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Both models have the same overall specs, including a Snapdragon 765G processor, an AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and six cameras (4 on the back, 2 on the front). The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variants will also be available exclusively in India.
Now, it’s the most interesting fact that the OnePlus Nord looks like a rebranded Realme X3 phone, with a dual-cam punch-hole at the top left at the front and a square quad-camera array at the rear. The biggest differentiator is the placement of fingerprint sensors. It is available on the right edge and doubles as a power button on the Realme X3. While the OnePlus Nord has an in-display fingerprint sensor. The alert slider is present on the right.
Note: Check out the pictures at the end
Cameras & Sensors
The OnePlus Nord comes with a 105-degree FOV in a punch-hole with a primary 32MP Sony IMX616 sensor and a secondary 8MP ultra-wide camera.
The camera counts in the more affordable price segment. The OnePlus Nord makes its debut with a quad-camera array on the rear. It is helmed by the same 48MP (f / 1.75) Sony IMX586 sensor that you will find in the flagship OnePlus 8. The primary camera supports video stabilization to help improve video stability. Your Nightscape pictures will also see improvement, thanks to this valuable addition on your mid-range smartphone.
For camera features, the OnePlus Nord can capture videos up to 4K @ 30FPS, Super Slow-Motion Video 1080p @ 240FPS, Pro Mode, RAW Image Capture, Portrait (or Bokeh) mode and more.
The primary sensor is paired with an 8MP ultra-wide camera with 119-degree FOV, 5MP depth sensor and 2MP macro camera. It seems that later the camera count jumped. There is a dual LED flash next to the vertical array.
Battery Life & Charging
The presence of a high refresh rate display and 5G support make the battery an important factor for users. The OnePlus Nord is equipped with a modest 4,115mAh battery pack, which is onboard with 30p fast charging support.
It is slightly smaller than the battery in OnePlus 8. The 30W charging speed is the same though. The company claims that you can charge the phone from 0% to 70% in about 30 minutes. Of course, it extracts juice from the bottom of the USB Type-C port.
Price & Availability
OnePlus Nord comes in three configurations in India – 6GB + 64GB, 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB. The price of all OnePlus Nord variants is listed below:
- 6GB + 64GB – Rs. 24,999 (~ $ 335)
- 8 GB + 128 GB – Rs. 27,999 (~ 375)
- 12GB + 256GB – Rs. 29,999 (~ $ 402)
The smartphone will be available in two color variants – Gray Onyx and Blue Marble. It will begin on August 4, exclusively at Amazon India, OnePlus.in and offline partner stores. The above-mentioned sales date is for 8GB and 12GB RAM variants, 6GB version will come later in September.
OnePlus Nord: Specs Sheet
|Dimension||158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2mm|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)|
|Sim||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
90Hz refresh rate
2400 x 1080 pixels
|OS||Android 10, OxygenOS 10.0|
|RAM||6GB/ 8GB/ 12GB|
|Memory||64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB|
|Front Camera||32MP Sony IMX616|
8MP ultra-wide (105-degree)
|Rear Camera||48MP (f/1.75) Sony IMX586|
8MP ultra-wide (119-degree)
|Charging Speed||Warp Charge 30T|