OnePlus Nord will be unveiled on July 21 but that hasn’t stopped the company from sharing tidbits about its upcoming affordable smartphone through episodic documentaries premiering on Instagram and feature reveals as we near the launch date. Now, in an exclusive interview to MKBHD, Carl Pei, Co-founder of OnePlus showed-off the final design of the OnePlus Nord in two colours, grey/black and teal.
In the video, Pei shows different design prototypes of the Nord before getting to final confirmed design that will be making its way to India soon. OnePlus Nord’s design has previously been leaked along with a set of Creator cases made specifically for the Nord.
OnePlus Nord has a curved back with a vertical camera module situated on the top-left corner and the OnePlus logo in the centre. Pei notes that the design for the Nord was “changed really late in the process” which could be one of the reasons for the phone’s delayed launch.
Pei also revealed that the OnePlus Nord will not come with an official IP certification due to cost-cutting to make it more affordable. Additionally, he confirmed that the Nord won’t have a 3.5mm audio jack which is something that’s been rumoured ever since the leaked design renders.
On the front, there is a dual punch-hole cutout which houses the two selfie cameras, one of them being a wide-angle camera, as revealed earlier today. The phone seems to borrow certain design elements from the OnePlus 8 series such as the vertical camera module and tapered edges that make it consistent with other OnePlus phones.
The video interview also saw Pei using a teal colour wireless earbuds which could be the upcoming OnePlus Buds.
OnePlus Nord is rumoured to feature a 6.55-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED screen with a 90Hz high-refresh-rate. The leaks have indicated that the phone could have a dual punch-hole cutout in the corner for the selfie camera.
The phone is confirmed to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with an octa-core processor and Adreno 620 GPU. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and there could be more variants as well.
The OnePlus Nord could come with a triple camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 64MP camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-camera, a 2MP macro lens and a depth sensor. On the front, there is a 32MP primary camera supported by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera for selfies. It is rumoured to be fitted with a 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging out-of-the-box.
OnePlus Nord launches on July 21 alongside the OnePlus Buds in an AR event that starts from 7:30 PM IST.
|Release Date:||21 Jul 2020|
|Variant:||64 GB/6 GB RAM , 128 GB/8 GB RAM , 256 GB/12 GB RAM|