The OnePlus Nord is now official, and the phone delivers a lot of exciting features for under $500. It is powered by a Snapdragon 765G — the first OnePlus phone to not run a Snapdragon 8xx series chipset — and you get a vibrant 90Hz AMOLED panel, 4115mAh battery with 30W wired charging, 48MP quad-camera at the back, and the latest version of OxygenOS based on Android 10 out of the box.
Interestingly, OnePlus is offering 32MP + 8MP dual cameras at the front, with the primary lens joined by a wide-angle module that has a 105-degree field-of-view. You are getting a lot of value here, and that's particularly true when you consider the fact that the Nord has 5G connectivity. Here's a detailed look at the hardware on offer with the OnePlus Nord:
|Operating System||OxygenOS 10.5 based on Android 10|
|Display||6.44-inch 90Hz Fluid AMOLED|
Gorilla Glass 5
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
1 x 2.4GHz Cortex A76
1 x 2.2GHz Cortex A76
6 x 1.8GHz Cortex A55
|Rear Camera 1||48MP, f/1.75 (Sony IMX586)|
0.8μm, OIS, EIS
4K at 30fps
|Rear Camera 2||8MP wide-angle, f/2.25|
|Rear Camera 3||2MP macro, f/2.4|
|Rear Camera 4||5MP portrait lens, f/2.4|
|Front Camera 1||32MP, f/2.45 (Sony IMX616)|
0.8μm, EIS, fixed focus
|Front Camera 2||8MP, f/2.45|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac|
NFC, AptX HD, AAC, LDAC
Dual-band GPS, NavIC
|5G Bands||Europe: N1/3/7/28/78|
|LTE Bands||Europe: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/18/19/20/26/28/32/34/38/39/40/41/66|
30W Warp Charge 30T
|Security||In-display fingerprint sensor (optical)|
|Dimensions||158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm|
|Colors||Blue Marble, Grey Onyx|
OnePlus will kick off sales of the Nord starting August 4, with the phone set to go on sale in the UK for £379 ($480) for the 8GB/128GB option and ₹24,999 ($335) in India for the 6GB/64GB variant. Interested in learning more about OnePlus' latest mid-range phone? Take a look at our hands-on coverage:
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How would this phone fare in the USA in regards to service? Does it have the neccesary radio bands?
Your get service but it would be incomplete. No band 14 on At&T and T-Mobile is lacking band 71 for in building penetration. 5g would probably fair even worse. I was hoping they'd include all the US bands in case they release it to the US and for those that want to import. But the bands that are missing are the common bands you find missing on European models.
We need a proper NA model
How is OnePlus's history with OS upgrades and monthly security updates? For how long do they guarantee such services.
They generally provide 3 platform updates and pretty regular security updates. It's not as good as Pixel but it's better than most OEMs There updates is one of the major reasons I buy OnePlus. OxygenOS is also very fast and a great performer with useful features.
👆just what I needed to know. The Pixel mention is exactly what needed to be compared with, because that is exactly my case. Thanks so much. Keep on exterminating 🤭😉
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