After plenty of rumors and teasers, OnePlus has finally launched its affordable OnePlus Nord phone in India and Europe.
The Chinese phone maker has always tried to make ‘flagship killers’– phones with high-end specs that are priced below iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices. However, with this new device, the approach is quite different as there’s a larger focus on pricing.
The Nord is the company’s second sub-$ 400 phone, it comes following a five-year wait since the $300 OnePlus X was launched back in 2015. The device is impressive on paper despite the price tag as it packs a lot of components seen on phones above $500.
Here are the OnePlus Nord’s full specifications.
Screen: 6.44-inch full HD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM: 6GB( India only)/ 8GB.
Rear camera: 48-megapixel gimbal-supported main sensor (f/1.75) + 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor (119-degree field of view) + 2-megapixel macro sensor + 5-megapixel depth sensor.
Front camera: 32-megapixel main sensor (f/2.45) + 8-megapixels wide-angle sensor (105-degree field of view).
Internal storage: 64GB (India only)/ 128GB/256GB.
Battery: 4,115 mAh.
Charging: 30W warp charging.
Software: Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10.
OnePlus is going to sell two variants across India and Europe. However, it is also releasing a 6GB +64 GB variant for the budget-focused Indian market for 24,999 ($ 335).
The OnePlus Nord has a lot of competitors in its price range including, this year’s Samsung A51 and the Realme X3, and last year’s Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro. However, these devices might not be available in all countries OnePlus is launching its device in.
The OnePlus Nord 8GB +128 GB variant costs 27,999 ($ 375) and the 12GB +256 GB variant costs 29,999 ($ 402). European pricing for these two variants is EUR399 and EUR499 respectively.