After series of leaks and rumours, OnePlus Nord goes official in India featuring Snapdragon 765G SoC processor. The phone is equipped with up to 12GB RAM, 256 onboard storage and a 4115mAh Battery. The new OnePlus Nord is the first Smartphone from the company to be affordable when compared with the previous their other products.
OnePlus Nord comes in three variants which only storage capacity differentiate them. It also comes with a hole-punch display design and comes with quad cameras at the back. The company claims that the Smartphone delivers a flagship camera experience. Also, OnePlus Nord offers 5G connectivity.
Display: 6.44-inch (1080x2400)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
Front Camera: 32MP + 8MP
Rear Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
RAM: 6/ 8/ 12GB
Storage: 64/ 128/ 256GB
Battery Capacity: 4115mAh
OS: Android 10
Release Date: 21st July 2020
Design & Display
The dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus Nord features a 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone measures 158.3×73.3×8.2mm and weighs 184 grams. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and supports features including Night Mode, Reading Mode, and Video Enhancer.
The OnePlus Nord comes with a single, super linear speaker. The phone also has noise cancellation support. Further, there is OnePlus’ iconic Alert Slider to let you change the way you receive notifications.
Software & Hardware
It runs on Android 10-based OxygenOS 10.5 and is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The OnePlus Nord paired is with Adreno 620 GPU and up to 12GB LPDDR4x RAM.
Inbuilt storage on the phone is up to 256GB of UFS 2.1, unfortunately it doesn’t support expansion via a microSD card. The OnePlus Nord packs 4,115mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 30T fast charging technology.
On the camera, the OnePlus Nord packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens. It comes along with optical image stabilisation (OIS). The camera setup includes an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle lens that has a field of view (FoV) of 119 degrees. You’ll also get a 2-megapixel macro shooter and a 5-megapixel depth shooter – both with an f/2.4 aperture.
Upfront, the OnePlus Nord has a dual selfie camera setup at the front. This include a 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 primary sensor with an f/2.45 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.45 ultra-wide-angle lens that has an FoV of 105 degrees.
The OnePlus Nord comes preloaded with camera features such as UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Super Macro, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, AI scene detection, RAW Image, and Ultra-Wide Selfie. It also supports 4K video recording at 30fps or 1080p at 30 or 60fps. Additionally, you can capture super slow motion videos at 240fps along with 1080p resolution or time-lapse shots in both 4K and 1080p resolutions at 30fps frame rate.
Sensor & Connectivity
Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS/ NavIC, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. The Smartphone also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus Nord Specifications
Release date: 21st July 2020
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 158.30 x 73.30 x 8.20
Weight (g): 184.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 4115
Removable battery: No
Fast charging: Proprietary
Wireless charging: No
Colours: Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
Screen size (inches): 6.44
Resolution: 1080×2400 pixels
Protection type: Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio: 20:9
Processor: 2.4GHz octa-core
Processor make: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
RAM: 6/ 8/ GB
Internal storage 64/ 128/ 256GB
Expandable storage: No
Rear camera: 48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus: Yes
Rear flash: Dual LED
Front camera: 32-megapixel (f/2.45, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.45)
Pop-Up Camera: No
Front autofocus: No
Front flash: No
Operating system: Android 10
Skin: OxygenOS 10.5
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.10
USB Type-C: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards: Yes
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes
Face unlock: Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
OnePlus Nord Price, Availability
OnePlus Nord Prices are as follows;
6GB + 64GB — Rs. 24,999 (roughly N130, 500)
8GB + 128GB — Rs. 27,999 (roughly N146,000)
12GB + 256GB — Rs. 29,999 (roughly N156,500)
OnePlus Nord will be available for purchase in India through Amazon and OnePlus.in starting August 4; however, only the 8GB and 12GB RAM variants will be offered initially. While the 6GB + 64GB version will arrive in September.
The pre-booking of the Smartphone will kickoff in July 22 via OnePlus Experience Stores and on July 28 via Amazon India. There will also be an early access sale for OnePlus Red Cable Club members on August 3 via OnePlus.in and the company’s offline stores.