What you need to know
- OnePlus has confirmed some of the key specs of its upcoming Nord smartphone.
- The phone will have a quad-camera setup on the back, featuring a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor.
- For selfies, the phone will come with a 32MP main sensor and an additional ultra-wide-angle shooter.
Earlier this week, OnePlus showed off its upcoming OnePlus Nord smartphone in an in-depth video from Marques Brownlee. The company has now shed more light on the phone's "flagship-level camera" in a new post on the OnePlus Community forums (opens in new tab).
As we had reported recently, the OnePlus Nord will come with a total of six cameras. It will have a quad-camera setup at the rear and dual selfie cameras on the front. The camera setup on the back of the phone includes a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, a 5MP depth sensor, and a macro sensor. Over on the front of the phone will be a 32MP main selfie camera and a secondary ultra-wide camera with a 105-degree field-of-view.
OnePlus has been using the 48MP Sony IMX586 quad-bayer sensor since the OnePlus 7 series. The OnePlus 8, which was launched this year, also uses the same sensor. OnePlus says it decided to use the same sensor in the Nord due to the "superb hardware" and the fact that its software team has developed a wide range of enhancements for the IMX586, which make it easy to fine-tune the image processing.
The selfie cameras on the OnePlus Nord utilize algorithms that can leverage AI and long exposure tech to reduce noise in low-light environments and brighten up selfies. It can also detect when there are multiple people in a shot and ensure all faces are clear and detailed.
Along with the details on the phone's camera hardware, the company has also confirmed (opens in new tab) that it will come equipped with a 90Hz AMOLED display and up to 12GB of RAM.
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