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OnePlus Nord impressions: Everything you need to know

After six years of the first launch, OnePlus has finally introduced a smartphone in the company’s affordable smartphone product line “OnePlus Nord.” After being teased online with various names as the OnePlus Z and OnePlus 8 Lite, the brand finally put an end to all the rumors on July 21. This was the world’s first-ever AR phone release.

OnePlus Nord will come under three distinct configurations and is expected to provide users with a flagship camera experience. The device has a hole-punch display built and has the four-camera array at the rear. Moreover, the smartphone also has 5G connectivity. According to the brand, the device has 300 optimizations for flawless and smooth smartphone experience.

Where to buy and how much to pay for OnePlus Nord?

The exclusive price for India is ₹24,999 for 6 GB + 64 GB variant of OnePlus Nord. And the 8GB + 128GB variant is available for ₹27,999, and the last one, which has 12GB + 256GB storage option, will come at a price of ₹29,999. The OnePlus Nord will come in two color variants: Blue Marble and Gray Onyx, but the base variant will only be sold in Gray Onyx, and only 8GB and 12GB will have both the options.

On where to purchase the OnePlus Nord, the smartphone will be available from August 4 on Amazon and OnePlus.in in India. For starting, only 8GB and 12GB variants will be available for purchase. The base variant is expected to arrive in September. OnePlus will make the device available for purchase as an open sale from day one, unlike Xiaomi and other companies’ one-day sales.

The users will get an option for pre-booking from July 22 through OnePlus Experience Stores and from July 28 on the Amazon India website. OnePlus Red Cable Club members will get early access to sales on August 3 through OnePlus.in and offline stores.

Purchase made using American Express card will waive off ₹2,000 for the handset. Also, the company will provide ₹6,000 worth of advantages from Jio. The OnePlus Red Cable Club members will get assured buyback rates and extended warranty period with free 50 GB OnePlus Cloud storage.

OnePlus has also launched its first truly wireless earbuds, OnePlus Buds with the OnePlus Nord, at a price tag of ₹4,990.

OnePlus Nord Features and Specifications

The smartphone has Android 10-based OxygenOS 10.5 and comes with dual-SIM (Nano) options. OnePlus Nord flaunts a 6.44” Full-HD+ Fluid AMOLED screen with 1080×2400 pixels resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 safeguards the display and has features like Reading & Night mode and Video enhancer. The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC processor powers the OnePlus Nord, and it also has Adreno 620 GPU with up to 12GB LPDDR4x RAM.

The OnePlus Nord has a four-camera setup at the rear for capturing photos like flagship devices. The array includes a 48 MP Sony IMX586 main sensor and an f/1.75 lens. OnePlus 8 also has the same primary sensor as Nord. Furthermore, the device has OIS (optical image stabilization) for clear photography. The camera setup also has an 8 MP secondary sensor with an f/2.25 and FoV of 119°. The device has a 5 MP depth shooter and a 2 MP macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture.

For taking selfies for Instagram and Facebook, the users will get dual-selfie cameras, which consist of a 32 MP Sony IMX616 primary sensor and an 8 MP secondary sensor with an FoV of 105°. Further, the device has features like UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Super Macro, Bokeh Mode, Pro Mode, AI scene detection, RAW Image, and Ultra-Wide Selfie. The OnePlus Nord enables users to shoot 4K videos at 30fps or 1080p at 30/60fps. Users can also create time-lapse shots in 4k and 1080p at 30fps or super slo-mo at 240fps with 1080p resolution.

The latest device from OnePlus has a UFS 2.1 storage capacity of up to 256 GB and does not allow expansion via external SD card, maybe like the iPhone. The device has 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS/ NavIC, NFC, and a USB Type-C interface for connectivity. An accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor are there in terms of sensors.

The OnePlus Nord has a single super linear speaker, unlike a stereo one in OnePlus 8. Other than the Noise cancellation support, the device comes with OnePlus’ iconic Alert Slider, which will allow you to customize the notification alerts.

The smartphone supports Warp Charge 30T fast charging technology and comes with 4,115mAh battery capacity. The OnePlus Nord has an average weight, and it weighs 184 grams and measures 158.3 mm x73.3 mm x8.2 mm.

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