The last few months have been very filled with hype around the brand new OnePlus Nord. We’ve known only few details about it, ever since the company started to market it in December 2019. But the waiting is over, today, 21st of July 2020 it’s the official announcement.
With the new launch, the idea of having a “flagship killer” budget phone is back. Nord is the third phone in the 2020 smartphone range, and will be sold alongside the more expensive OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
OnePlus Nord Impressions
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OnePlus Nord Specifications
The company has chosen a balance between price to performance and has settled to neither focus on one specific feature but to make sure everything is well thought out to keep the cost low.
OnePlus has chosen to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G CPU, and offers two RAM/storage configurations for the Nord. You can choose 8GB RAM and 128GB storage or 12GB RAM and 256GB Storage. Both of these give you LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. Also worth mentioning, in India the phone will be available in an entry-level configuration with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Also something new for the company are the six cameras, two at the front, and four at the back.
For the front cameras we have a 32MP Sony IMX616 main sensor and a secondary 8MP ultra-wide selfie camera which has a wide 105-degree field of view. These can shoot Ultra HD video at 60fps.
On the back however, we have the Sony IMX586 48MP camera. This is the same main rear camera that the OnePlus 8 uses. Under that we find the 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 119-degree field of view. Below that, there is a 2MP macro camera and a 5MP depth sensor. Also, there’s a dual-LED flash located on the right of the camera array.