OnePlus is all set to launch the successor to the OnePlus Nord—OnePlus Nord 2—in India on July 22, 2021. As usual, the device will be available for purchase exclusively through Amazon, at least initially. The phone has been subject to numerous leaks over the past few weeks. The smartphone’s renders and specifications have already been leaked online, leaving nothing to our imagination. Even the OnePlus Nord 2 price has been leaked ahead of the official unveiling.
The company has been teasing several aspects of the OnePlus Nord 2 over the past few days. The Chinese smartphone maker has already confirmed key specifications of the handset like processor details, display information, and camera configuration ahead of launch. As the launch of the handset inches closer, we should get to learn more details of the device.
OnePlus Nord 2 Launch Date
The OnePlus Nord 2 launch date is July 22, 2021. As of now, the company hasn’t explicitly revealed when the device would go on sale. However, we can expect the device to be available for sale on the same day or within a week after the official launch day.
OnePlus Nord 2 Price in India
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The OnePlus Nord 2 price in India is expected to start at ₹29,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The top-end OnePlus Nord 2 variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage could cost ₹34,999. This is just the leaked pricing, though, and the actual price may vary when it officially launches.
The original OnePlus Nord was priced at ₹24,999 for the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage version was priced in India at ₹27,999. The top-end Nord with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage was priced at ₹29,999.
OnePlus Nord 2 Display & Design
OnePlus leaked the OnePlus Nord 2’s design through an Instagram post. It looks like the phone will resemble more like the OnePlus 9 than the OnePlus Nord. The OnePlus Nord 2 has a triple-camera setup at the rear, aligned in a vertical fashion. The rear-facing camera setup will include two large sensors and a third smaller sensor, next to the flash. The device will have the OnePlus branding at the rear.
OnePlus has already confirmed that the Nord 2 will feature a 6.43-inch AMOLED display. Similar to the original Nord, the Nord 2 will have a 90Hz refresh rate and support HDR10+. Considering that the device is getting an AMOLED panel and there’s no existence of a fingerprint sensor seen in the leaked renders of the handset, we can safely assume that the Nord 2 will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, similar to the OnePlus Nord.
OnePlus Nord 2 Specifications
|OnePlus Nord 2 Specifications|
|Design||Metal Frame, Plastic Body|
|Display||6.43-inch Optic AMOLED, 2,340 x 1,080 Pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+|
|Front Camera||32MP, Fixed-Focus|
Full HD (1080p) 30FPS Video Recording
|Rear Camera||50MP Sony IMX766 Wide-Angle Camera with OIS + 8MP Ultrawide Camera + 2MP Monochrome Camera|
4K 60FPS Video Recording From Wide-Angle Camera
|Operating System||Android 11-based Oxygen OS 11.3|
|Processor||MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI|
|Connectivity||GPS, 5G, Dual-SIM Card Slot, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB Type-C Port|
|Charging||USB Type-C, 65W|
|Extras||Stereo Speakers, Under-Display Optical Fingerprint Reader|
For the first time, OnePlus will use a MediaTek’s processor for its smartphone. The company has confirmed that the OnePlus Nord 2 will use the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor. It is a custom chipset that offers improvements across display, gaming, photography, and more. OnePlus had mentioned in a blog post on its official forum that the Dimensity 1200-AI chipset provides 65% faster CPU performance and 125% faster GPU performance compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor that was used in the original OnePlus Nord. The company claims that the Dimensity 1200-AI chipset’s performance is comparable to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870.
The company has closely worked with MediaTek to collaborate on the SoC and enhance its AI performance. OnePlus claims that the Nord 2 is their first product to offer AI Resolution Boost and AI Color Boost, which aim to improve the display experience. The Nord 2 also comes with AI photo Enhancement, AI Video Enhancement, and Nightscape Ultra. To recall, the Dimensity 1200 SoC is an octa-core processor that was announced by MediaTek earlier this year. The chipset uses one ARM Cortex-A78 CPU core clocked at 3GHz, three ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores, and four ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores. The SoC support up to 168Hz high-refresh-rate displays, 200MP images, Bluetooth 5.2, and 5G.
The device has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It will also be available in a variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. OnePlus has also confirmed that it is integrating OxygenOS and ColorOS and that the Nord 2 will run Android 11-based OxygenOS 11.3 out of the box.
OnePlus Nord 2 Camera
OnePlus company also has confirmed that the OnePlus Nord 2 features a triple-camera setup at the rear. It has a 50MP Sony IMX766 wide-angle camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). There is an 8MP camera with an ultrawide-angle lens and a 2MP monochrome camera. For selfies and video-calling, the OnePlus Nord 2 features a 32MP front-facing camera. The company has published a few photos captured with the OnePlus Nord 2 on Twitter, and you can see the one taken during the night in the tweet below.
OnePlus Nord 2 Software Updates
The OnePlus Nord 2 will come with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11.3 software out of the box. The company has promised that it will release two major Android OS updates to the OnePlus Nord 2 and support it with security updates for up to three years from its launch date.
OnePlus Nord 2 Battery & Charging
OnePlus Nord 2 is powered by a 4,500mAh battery. The device is compatible with 65W Warp Charge. As for the connectivity, we can expect the handset to feature a dual-SIM card slot, 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Yes, the phone lacks a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack. As the launch of the Nord 2 inches closer, we might get to learn more details of the device and we will keep this article updated to include the latest information.