Jul 21st, 2020

After weeks of teases and spec/feature confirmations, OnePlus officially lifted the curtains on the OnePlus Nord. Due to the current state of the world, OnePlus opted to provide an AR experience for everyone to at least see the Nord, instead of relying on the boring ole’ video stream (although that was just fine). The device is set to take the European and Indian markets by storm with its incredible spec sheet paired with an even more incredible price, starting at just €399 (~$458). 

OnePlus Nord specifications

OnePlus Nord
Price 379 GBP (€399) / 469 GBP (499€)
Screen size 6.44-inch “Fluid” AMOLED
Resolution 2400 x 1080
Density 408 ppi
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM 8 / 12 GB
Storage 128 / 256 GB
Battery 4115 mAh
OS Android 10
Rear camera Quad-cameras: 48MP, f/1.75, (standard),
8MP, f/2.4, 119 degrees (ultrawide),
2MP, f/2.4 (macro),
5MP, f/2.4 (depth)
Front camera Dual Cameras: 32MP, f/2.45 (standard), 8MP, f/2.45, 105-degrees (ultrawide)
Bluetooth v5.1
NFC Yes
Dimensions 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
Weight 184 g
Water Resistance N/A
Wireless Charging N/A
Special features 30W fast charging,
In-display fingerprint sensor,
90Hz display

Key Features

Looking at the whole package now that it’s been unveiled, there are a few “key features” that the Nord will bring to the market. Since this is not a flagship smartphone, we aren’t looking at anything earth-shattering, but OnePlus has gotten a lot of folks excited about mid-range handsets.

The display sports the same 90Hz refresh rate that initially debuted with the OnePlus 7 Pro while sporting a 1080p resolution. This combination makes perfect sense at this price point and leaves the 120Hz/1440p display for the OnePlus 8 lineup. OnePlus even included an in-display fingerprint scanner, to go along with the less-secure face unlock feature. On the camera side of things, the Nord features a total of SIX, with four on the rear (including the same 48MP sensor from the OnePlus 8), and both a standard 32MP and 8MP ultrawide sensor on the front.

Under the hood, you’ll get the Snapdragon 765G (bringing 5G), which is also optimized for gaming and that’s paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. Then, there’s either 128GB or 256GB of onboard and non-expandable storage (which shouldn’t come as a shock).

As for the software, the Nord brings OxygenOS 10.5 to the market, which is based on Android 10 since 11 is still not ready for primetime yet. You’ll find many of the same software options that you’ve come to know and love from OnePlus, including Dark Mode, Zen Mode, and the plethora of customization features.

Finally, OnePlus packed a 4,100mAh battery into the Nord which should be fine for most users, but you won’t be able to use your favorite wireless charger. Thankfully, Warp Charge 30T is here, charging your Nord from 0-70% in around 30-minutes.

The OnePlus Nord will launch in select markets in Asia and Europe beginning on August 4th.

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