OnePlus confirms the Nord 2 will have MediaTek's Dimensity 1200 chipset

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OnePlus Nord review (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • OnePlus has started teasing the launch of the Nord 2 5G.
  • The phone will be powered by MediaTek's flagship Dimensity 1200 chipset.
  • Although a launch date hasn't been confirmed yet, the phone is likely to debut sometime in the coming weeks.

OnePlus today officially confirmed that it will soon launch a successor to last year's OnePlus Nord. As we reported in March this year, the phone will feature MediaTek's flagship Dimensity 1200 chipset. Even though the Dimensity 1200 isn't quite on par with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, it is still a big upgrade over the Snapdragon 765G chipset powering the original Nord.

Oneplus Nord 2 Teaser

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In a statement sent to Android Central, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said:

At OnePlus, we are committed to sharing the best technology with the world, and the OnePlus Nord line reaffirms this mission in a more accessible price category. The fast and smooth smartphone experience is an integral part of what makes OnePlus unique, and we are always seeking new ways and technologies that allow us to bring that experience to more users.

Aside from the Dimensity 1200, the Nord 2 5G may also come with a few other major upgrades. OnePlus' answer to the best cheap Android phones is expected to have a triple-lens camera system at the rear with a 50MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. You can also expect to see a 4,500mAh battery, an improved vibration motor, and a 32MP selfie camera at the front. On the software side of things, the Nord 2 5G will likely run OxygenOS 11 out of the box, based on Android 11.

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Going by the company's latest software update schedule, the Nord 2 5G will be eligible for two major Android updates and three years of "regular" security updates.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 5G

The Nord CE 5G is a value-focused 5G mid-ranger with a 90Hz AMOLED display and reliable battery life. Like any other OnePlus phone, the Nord CE 5G also delivers a clean software experience.

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  • Ive got an original Nord and feel like after the flurry of early updates the device is pretty much forgotten. Im looking at the next pixel i think. The Nord will get relegated to the drawer for spare phones when one of the kids inevitably smash theres
  • That's OnePlus for you, after the initial flurry of updates, they pretty much forget about their phones after a while. I know this because when I had my 7T upon release in 2019, I had 3 updates in a row from October to December 2019 to fix the various bugs that I had with the phone and then I went nearly 3 months without any sort of update. That's how OnePlus operates, things won't change with the Oppo merger and they're moving away from what made them standout in the first place in terms of software now.