The OnePlus Nord is the Chinese manufacturer’s first middleman in years and he tries to drink from some well-known sources of high-end devices. What draws the most attention is the presence of a 90 Hz screen and the heart beating in a Snapdragon 765G, which promises to fine tune the performance line between the Snapdragon 800 and 700.
Rumors from Nord were already so strong in the world that the company itself had confirmed some of them last week, during an interview with youtuber Marques Brownlee. Nord is an attempt by OnePlus to fight in a very fierce market of good intermediaries, who are focused on high performance and an audience that likes to play without a drop in the frame rate per second – gamers, but who doesn’t have a gamer look here… Ufa!
On the outside, the screen is a 6.44-inch OLED, with Full HD + resolution and 20: 9 aspect ratio, with 90 Hz refreshing touch, perfect for making all the animation like butter and also for increasing battery consumption. It has a set with two front cameras (what for?) In notch that resembles the Galaxy S10 Plus, since even the fingerprint reader is in the same place as in Samsung – below the screen.
Behind is another set of cameras, now in the shape of traffic lights more towards the corner, with four eyes. The main lens is 48 megapixels, followed by an ultrawide with 8 megapixels and two of service, which is how I like to call cameras that only serve other functions that will be used in a smaller number of times: one makes low resolution macro photos ( 5 megapixels) and another only measures the distance of objects for portrait mode.
All of this is controlled by the Snapdragon 765G, which was launched at the end of last year and is very powerful, with a marked speed of up to 2.4 GHz for its eight cores with 7 nanometer lithography, which already comes with a factory-shipped 5G modem. and that has G in the name for bringing more powerful graphics processor. The user can have 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM, both in the LPDDR4X standard and options between 128 GB and 256 GB of internal space.
The control of resources is done by Android 10, which is below Oxygen OS 10.5 and which resembles that pure Android look of Pixel devices, an interface that has been in OnePlus basically since forever. The OnePlus Nord has no protection against water or dust, as it is also common in branded devices and unfortunately remains in the bad idea of removing the headphone jack.
When and how much?
In Europe, OnePlus Nord will arrive on August 4th, but some sales may take place at John Lewis kiosks and at the company’s own online store. Another confirmed country is India, with a promise of attempted sales in the United States. Prices look like this:
- OnePlus Nord 8 GB + 128 GB: 399 euros
- OnePlus Nord 12 GB + 256 GB: 499 euros
There is no forecast for launch in Brazil and this probably will not happen, since OnePlus has never officially released smartphones here.
OnePlus Nord – technical sheet
- Screen: 6.44-inch Full HD + OLED (2400 × 1080 pixels) with Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core up to 2.4 GHz (7 nm)
- RAM: 8 GB or 12 GB
- Internal storage: 128 GB or 256 GB, without microSD input
- Quadruple rear camera:
- Main: 48 megapixel (f / 1.8)
- Ultrawide: 8 megapixel (f / 2.3) with 119 degree field of view
- Macro: 5 megapixel (f / 2.4)
- Depth sensor: 2 megapixel (f / 2.4)
- Dual front camera:
- Main: 32 megapixel (f / 2.5)
- Ultrawide: 8 megapixel (f / 2.5) with 105 degree field of view
- Drums: 4,115 mAh with 30 watt fast charge
- Operational system: OxygenOS 10.5 (Android 10)
- Dimensions: 158.3 × 73.3 × 8.2 mm
- Weight: 184 grams
- More: fingerprint reader below the screen, NFC, 5G Sub-6GHz, Bluetooth 5.1
With information: OnePlus (1) (2) and The Verge.