OnePlus Mobiles has officially announced its latest smartphone OnePlus Nord will launch on July 21st. It will be available to purchase online in India from Amazon.in. Official MRP selling price is yet to be revealed but is guaranteed to be under $500.
OnePlus Nord is a mid-range Android smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset. This is not as powerful as Snapdragon 865 processor seen on OnePlus 8 Pro but does support the 5G network.
There are 4 cameras on the back of the OnePlus Nord. The main sensor is the same one we saw on the OnePlus 8 – 48MP Sony IMX586 and has OIS support. It also comes with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens as well as a dedicated macro lens. On the front, you get Dual Selfie cameras.
The display on the Nord is a Full HD AMOLED screen with 90hz refresh rate support for a fluid experience. The battery onboard is a 4010mAh with Warp Charge Fast Charging support. It will ship with Oxygen OS 10 based on Android 10.
Google Pixel Phones are famous for their computational photography magic. The HDR+ and Night mode Google Camera offers are second to none. They often produce usable, noiseless images in even difficult lighting conditions with often just a click.
In other areas, however, Google pixel phones often fail to achieve high flagship standards.
Let’s take Pixel 4 for an example. When everyone was pushing out phones with an ultra-wide-angle lens, google chose to ship it with a telephoto lens instead. A true flagship phone should have had all 3 focal lengths on boart – telephoto, wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle. Look at iPhone 11 Pro for an example. Pixel 4 also didn’t support 4K at 60fps, which iPhones have been doing for years.
According to many reports and leaks online, Google’s 2020 flagship Pixel 5 would be a mid-range Android smartphone. While everyone else is using Snapdragon 865 on their high-end phones, Google is rumored to be shipping Pixel 5 with Snapdragon 765G instead. Thankfully, this is also a 5G chipset.
Apple is rumored to be planning to launch a mid-range iPhone in 2020, similar to its older iPhone SE. Maybe, Google wants to compete with this upcoming iPhone and had to cut costs. That would be a good reason to go for SD765G instead of SD865.
Google is also planning to launch Pixel 4a soon with mid-range specs and $399 price. It will probably launch in India as well in the upcoming months.