OnePlus Nord CE 5G was never an actual successor to the first Nord; it’s the Nord 2 5G that will replace its predecessor. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the company’s just-announced member in the Nord series, which will battle against the Realme X7 Max 5G, Mi 11X 5G, iQOO 7 5G and the Poco F3 GT, launching tomorrow.
It becomes the first OnePlus phone to come with a MediaTek processor instead of Qualcomm, the Dimensity 1200 AI to be precise. Other highlights include its 90Hz AMOLED display, 4500mAh battery and a 50MP Sony IMX766 triple camera setup on the rear.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G: Specifications
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G features a 6.43″ FHD+ Fluid AMOLED Display with a 90Hz fast refresh rate. It can also playback HDR10+ content. The front display and the glass back are both protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Unlike the original Nord, which had a pill-shaped cutout, the Nord 2 has a single punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera.
Ditching Qualcomm this time, OnePlus chose to house the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI 5G chipset this time. One can choose from 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It becomes the first phone from OnePlus to feature OxygenOS 11.3 based on Android 11, the first OxygenOS build that uses OnePlus & OPPO’s integrated codebase.
The imaging is taken care of by a primary 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 119.7-degree FOV and a 2MP monochrome lens. The 32MP Sony IMX615 sensor on the front operates selfies and selfie videos. Like the original Nord, the primary sensor on the rear supports OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), and it can record videos in 4K at 30fps max.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G packs a 4500mAh Dual Cell Battery, paired with Warp Charge 65 charging onboard. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band WiFi 6, GPS, NavIC, 4G LTE, 5G, and NFC. It has an in-display fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication and an AI-based facial recognition system that works through the selfie camera.
It retains OnePlus’s signature Alert Slider and dual-stereo speakers. There are seven 5G bands on offer, and the Nord 2 5G will receive two major Android updates in addition to three years of Android security updates.
Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G will be available in three variants- 6GB+128GB for ₹27,999, 8GB+128GB for ₹29,999 and 12GB+256GB for ₹34,999. Colour choices on offer are Blue Haze (for every variant), Gray Sierra (for 8GB and 12GB RAM variant), and a special color — Green Woods with PU leather finish, exclusive to the top variant.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G will go on an early access sale from 26 July 2021 and open sale will start from 28 July 2021 via Amazon India during the Prime Day Sale, OnePlus India online store and OnePlus Experience Stores. Introductory offers include ₹1,000 off using HDFC Bank Debit/Credit cards and EMI.