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Here's your first look at the OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord (Image credit: OnePlus via Android Authority)

What you need to know

  • OnePlus Nord teaser video gives us a first look at the upcoming mid-range phone.
  • There are dual cameras at the front — arrayed to the left.
  • The back has a camera housing similar to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, but the orientation is to the left.

OnePlus is steadily teasing more and more details of the OnePlus Nord, and the company has posted a teaser video to its Instagram page showcasing the upcoming phone. The teaser gives us a first look at the design and a few hardware features, like the positioning of the cameras and the layout of the buttons. The folks at Android Authority also got a high-res version photo of the device in question (pictured above).

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The design itself looks similar to that of the OnePlus 8 series, but the highlight at the front is the wide cutout that houses dual 32MP and 8MP cameras — as we revealed exclusively. The cutout sits to the left side, and we also get a look at the rear camera housing, which once again is similar to the OnePlus 8 series. The key difference here is that the housing is located to the left corner, whereas the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro have a centered camera housing at the back.

Other details include the power button on the right just below the alert slider, and the volume rocker to the left. We also get a glimpse of the color, and the grey option is likely the "safe" option this time around, with the phone also slated to come in a teal color variant. The OnePlus Nord is set to make its debut in the coming weeks, and we'll hear more about the device shortly.

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

3 Comments
  • What happened to the 299.00 pricetag? There's no way this phone will sell at this price in North America. Being a 5g phone more like 5to550.00, yikes!
  • Dear commercial, Young people, right? Young people.
  • Yeah, it was an odd commercial. Accusatory and self-righteous without telling us a lot about the phone.