OnePlus has officially launched the first device in their NORD series. The OnePlus Nord is an affordable product from OnePlus, which otherwise has more or less entered the premium segment. The OnePlus Nord redefines the mid-range smartphone segment, blending good hardware with good software to provide a good day to day experience to the users. Does that get you interested? Let’s learn more about the Nord, including the specifications, price, and also where you can buy it.
OnePlus Nord is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G CPU. The CPU supports 5G networks and so does the OnePlus Nord. This 5G enabled mid-ranger comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display. The display is beefed up with a refresh rate of 90hz to deliver a smoother scrolling experience. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 for strength and scratch resistance.
The Nord features a total of 6 cameras, 4 at the back and 2 at the front. The primary sensor at the back is the same 48MP Sony IMX586 as used in the OnePlus 8. The sensor also comes packed with OIS and EIS to deliver lesser shake and better low-light photos. An 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP depth, and a 2MP Marco sensor support the main sensor to provide for different photography needs. The camera app supports features such as UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Super macro, Portrait, Pro mode, Panorama, AI scene detection, RAW image, and Filters.
The 2 cameras at the front feature a 32MP Sony IMX616. The secondary front camera is an 8MP ultra-wide shooter that has an FoV of 105 degrees. OnePlus Nord gets its energy from the non-removable 4115 mAh battery. The phone comes with the 30W OnePlus Warp charger which can charge to 70% in over 30 minutes.
- Display: 6.44″ fluid AMOLED display
- Display Refresh rate: 90hz
- CPU/Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G (7nm)
- Storage and RAM: 6GB + 64GB | 8GB + 128GB | 12GB + 256 GB
Storage is UFS2.1 while the RAM is LPDDR4X
- Cameras (back): 48MP + 8MP (wide) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
- Cameras (front): 32MP + 8MP (wide)
- Battery: 4115 mAh w/ 30W charger
- Fingerprint scanner: Yes, in-display
- Colors: Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
The OnePlus Nord features the OnePlus’s in-house software experience which they refer to as Oxygen OS. The phone runs Oxygen OS 10.5 (based on Android 10) out of the box. However, the phone does drop the Phone and Messages app to replace them with the Google Phone and Google Messages. The phone also comes with Google Duo pre-installed. It is yet to be seen if OnePlus will allow users to replace the apps with some other alternatives, including their own.
Oxygen OS features a number of enhancements and improvements over the stock Android. This brings features while not necessarily bloating the operating system. All in all, Oxygen OS is a good balance between the simplicity of stock Android and the features that we expect from any modern smartphone.
Just like the flagship OnePlus phones, the OnePlus Nord also comes with the assurance of 2 years of core Android updates and 3 years of security updates. To speak clearly, OnePlus Nord is good to receive Android 11 and Android 12. Along with one additional year of security updates.
Price and availability of OnePlus Nord
Price in India:
The starting price of OnePlus Nord in India is 24,999. The 8GB and 12GB variants will be available from August 4th. The 6GB variant will only become available in September. Here’s the price detail about the different variants:
6GB RAM + 64GB storage – ₹24,999
8GB RAM + 128GB storage – ₹27,999
12GB RAM + 256GB storage – ₹29,999
Price in Europe:
In Europe, the OnePlus Nord will be available via the OnePlus website as well as the several carrier stores and websites.
The price in Europe is – 399 Euros
The price in the UK/Ireland is – 379 Pounds