OnePlus has finally unveiled its latest and long-awaited mid-ranger, the OnePlus Nord 2 smartphone. The OnePlus Nord 2 is the true successor to the original Nord and will co-exist alongside the recently launched OnePlus Nord CE 5G. It will go on sale in the UK on July 28 from a variety of retailers, including John Lewis, Amazon, Three and O2. You can pre-order the handset now. In India, the phone will go up for pre-order on July 26, and it'll be available on July 28.
Click here to see
There are several highlights to the OnePlus Nord 2. The biggest is perhaps the shift to a MediaTek processor, marking it as the first smartphone from the company to pack in an SoC other than one from Qualcomm. The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is a flagship-grade processor, and it slots in close to the Snapdragon 870 in terms of overall performance. This pushes the Nord 2 above the “mid-range” and into “flagship” territory. The company is also offering several AI-related optimizations on the Nord 2. These features include AI Video Enhancement to improve brightness, color, and contrast of shot video content, AI Photo Enhancement for recognizing 22 different scenes and adjusting parameters accordingly, AI Color Boost that enhances the color and gradience of images and video content (on YouTube, VLC, MX Player Pro for now) and AI Resolution Boost which upscales low res content (on YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat for now) into HD resolution.
Click here to view
On the back panel, it has a 50MP Sony IMX 766 sensor with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP monochrome sensor. There’s also a 32MP selfie camera. The phone has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. As for the build, you get a glass sandwich design with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back and a polycarbonate mid-frame. The OnePlus Nord 2 is pre-installed with OxygenOS 11.3. OxygenOS 11.3 features additional personalization, gestures, and gaming-friendly customizations such as the new OnePlus Games App. There’s also 65W Warp Charge fast charging, promising a 0-100% charge in under 35 minutes for the 4500 mAh battery.