OnePlus has released the Nord, a device that has become one of the most affordable devices for the company for the first time in a long time. Despite the fact that this OnePlus smartphone is not among the flagships, it has many premium features in its arsenal, and the decrease in cost is largely due to the presence of not the most top-end, but rather productive processor.
Differences from flagships
Now OnePlus is better known as a manufacturer of smartphones in a rather expensive segment, but initially the company started with the release of budget devices with powerful parameters. At one time, the company called them "flagship killers", because at a low cost, the devices could compete with the top models of other manufacturers. Thus, the Nord release has brought the OnePlus brand back to its roots.
Presenting inexpensive smartphones, Nord is not positioned by the company as a flagship. The defining difference between the device and premium models is its processor - the eight-core Snapdragon 765G, which Qualcomm itself refers to as an average level. The chip with a maximum overclocking up to 2.4 GHz is produced using a 7-nanometer process technology, supplemented with Adreno 620 graphics and support for 5G networks.
Another indicator of belonging to the middle segment is RAM and internal memory modules - in Nord they are represented by LPDDR4 and UFS 2.1 solutions, while many modern flagships are equipped with more advanced LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0. In addition, the OnePlus smartphone is made in a plastic case with no elements of metal or glass.
The new Nord's 6.44-inch screen is based on a Fluid AMOLED panel, supports Full HD + resolution, and its refresh rate is 60 Hz. At the top, on the left side of the display, there is a notch for a dual selfie camera with electronic stabilization. It is formed by two sensors: the main 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 and a wide-angle 8 MP lens with a 105-degree view.
The main camera consists of four sensors located one after another on the back of the body. The main Sony IMX586 lens with a resolution of 48 MP has optical and electronic stabilization, as well as the ability to record 4K video at 30 fps. It is complemented by a 5MP ToF camera, a 2MP macro sensor and an 8MP wide-angle (119 degrees).
Powers the OnePlus Nord with a built-in 4115mAh battery with 30W fast charging capability via USB-C. The smartphone has two slots for SIM cards, support for contactless NFC technology, a fingerprint scanner is built into the screen.
The software control of the device is presented in the form of the Android 10 system, which is supplemented by OxygenOS 10.5 - OnePlus proprietary interface.
New representatives of the OnePlus line - budget Nord smartphones are presented in two trim levels. The younger one with 8 GB of RAM and 128 internal memory is priced at 400 euros, the older 12/256 build is 500 euros.
The Topic of Article: For the first time in a long time, OnePlus has re-released a budget smartphone.