OnePlus Nord is among the most talked-about mid-range smartphone of 2020. Mostly because of the many marketing strategies by the OnePlus Company.
The OnePlus Nord is a mid-range Android phone produced by OnePlus. It is expected that this phone will be bringing those premium feelings at a more affordable price. But, did OnePlus really manage to impress with this new phone? Well, we have the complete specifications of this phone that might interest you.
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OnePlus phones were usually known for being flagship killers. Here is what we mean. Previous top OnePlus phones come with most flagship features at a very affordable price. But, things were a little bit different with the OnePlus 8 Pro this year. Here is why.
The OnePlus 8 Pro this year was a little close to the $1000 mark. Well, this is because it came with additional features like wireless charging and even IP 68 rating (water-resistant rating). While all the above features above are good, they made the phone more expensive and that is why OnePlus is introducing the OnePlus Nord series.
You see, the OnePlus Nord is coming with the second-best features you can get on a smartphone. Which makes it a premium mid-range smartphone. And it will be placed in the same category as the Apple iPhone SE 2020 and Google Pixel 4a.
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Well, we have put together the complete features of the smartphone below (expected specifications). As always, we focus more on user experience and performance, hence we’ll be skipping all the technical grammar.
Just below the summary of the features is a table with the complete specifications of the OnePlus Nord. You can also join our YouTube Community for unboxing and reviews of phones.
Specifications of OnePlus Nord
Build and Display
The phone is coming with a Fluid AMOLED display type of size 6.44-inch which is just okay. Its display is having a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which is also good. Upfront it has a relatively big punch hole that houses the dual selfie camera.
When it comes to its build materials, there is a front glass, back glass, and plastic frame that seems more like metal.
Overall, the phone has that premium feel and it looks neat. So, the phone might make a good first impression on you.
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Chipset, RAM, and Internal Storage
OnePlus have always powered most of its phones with a Qualcomm SOC. And the Nord is powered by the Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (8 nm). This chipset is a very powerful SOC only second to the Snapdragon 865 series in the Qualcomm SOC lineup.
There is an Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver) CPU present. It also uses the Adreno 620 GPU. The CPU and GPU are great and should be able to play heavy games without any hassles.
So far, the phone is expected to come in three variants, 6GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage, 8GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage, 8GB RAM, and 128GB Internal Storage. The RAM size is big enough to handle all the operations needed. There is no space for a microSD card which means you have to make use of the internal storage.
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OnePlus phones are famous for many things including cameras. It’s not like they have the best cameras but they offer some good camera qualities.
This phone is expected to have a quad 64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP rear cameras. A main camera, ultrawide, depth sensor, and macro lens respectively.
Camera features like OIS, gyro-EIS, and HDR are enabled. From live tests, the camera quality is just okay and good for the money. Although the extra depth sensor and the macro lens seem to be useless but the camera setup added to the beauty of the phone.
Upfront, the phone might come with a 32 MP + 8 MP dual selfie camera placed in a punch hole at the top left of the screen. Which makes the phone looks very pretty good.
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Software and Battery
The phone runs out of the box Android 10 along with OnePlus OxygenOS 10.0 which is really good. OnePlus Nord is powered by a non-removable 4115mAh battery with a 30W fast charge feature enabled but no wireless charge enabled.
Charging the phone should not be much of a problem though. We have put together the full specifications of the OnePlus Nord below.
OnePlus Nord Specifications
Technology: GSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE: Yes
5G Network: Yes
Download Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G
Dimensions: 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm (6.23 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
Weight: 184 g (6.49 oz)
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.44 inches, 100.6 cm2 (~86.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
OS (Operating System): Android 10, OxygenOS 10.0
Chipset (Processor): Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
CPU Details: Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 620
Card Slot (SD Card): No
Internal Storage: 6GB RAM 64GB, 8GB RAM 128GB, 12GB 256GB (UFS 2.1)
Quad Lenses: 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP
Features: Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR, OIS
Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60/240fps, gyro-EIS
Dual Camera: 32 MP + 8 MP
Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps
3.5mm Jack: No
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, SBAS, NavIC
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4115 mAh battery
Charging: Fast charging 30W, 70% in 30 min
Colors: Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
Games: Yes, Downloadable from the Google Play store
Price: About $468, N181000
The new OnePlus phone is not the best from the company but it is suitable for those who have a lower budget to purchase a premium mid-range smartphone.
The official price of the OnePlus Nord is about $468, N181000 Naira. Tell us what you think about this new OnePlus phone via your comment below.
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