OnePlus, which is now a sub-brand of Chinese tech giant OPPO, has today launched its latest mid-range smartphone — OnePlus Nord 2 5G. It is the successor to the first Nord smartphone that was launched last year which marked the company’s re-entry in the mid-range market.
The smartphone features a 6.43-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display that offers a 90Hz refresh rate and a 20:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device comes powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chipset. OnePlus says that it collaborated with MediaTek to enhance the chip’s AI-based features.
Thanks to the Dimensity series processor, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with support for 5G NSA/SA connectivity. The device is offered in three RAM options — 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB. As for the internal storage, there are two options — 128GB and 256GB.
Coming to the optics, there’s a triple-camera setup on the back that includes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor, an 8-megapixel 119-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel B&W sensor for portrait shots. On the front side, the device features a single 32-megapixel Sony IMX615 sensor for taking selfies and video calling.
The phone runs the Android 11 operating system with the company’s own OxygenOS 11.3 custom user interface. The software is based on ColorOS 11.3 as OnePlus and OPPO merged the codebase of their own Android-based custom UI skins soon after both the companies merged their businesses.
As for the updates, the company says that the OnePlus Nord 2 5G will get 2 Android version updates and 3 years of security updates. The device is powered by a 4,500mAh dual-cell battery and supports 65W Warp Charge technology.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is releasing in Europe and India but the company has not revealed anything about its availability in the United States. The 8GB + 128GB model is priced at £399 / €399 in the Europe and UK while the 12GB + 256GB model costs £469 / €499. The phone is now up for pre-order in Europe through OnePlus.com and Amazon and will be available for purchase from 28th July.