OnePlus has revealed that it’s launching a new mid-range phone on July 21. Named OnePlus Nord, the “under $500” smartphone will compete against iPhone SE and Pixel 3a XL. And don’t be surprised if “under $500” results into $499.
The handset will be launching in Europe and India before other markets. OnePlus has already hosted a series of pre-sale events for the Nord, with the next one scheduled for July 15.
The “more affordable” OnePlus will have an augmented reality launch through its app on July 21 at 7AM PT / 7:45PM NPT. Attendees will be able to interact with an AR model of the device and see the specifications for themselves. The app is available for both Android and iOS from Google Play Store and Apple App Store, respectively. This isn’t the first time OnePlus is having a different launch format. The company launched the OnePlus 2 in virtual reality back in 2015.
So what exactly is the OnePlus Nord? Well, it’s a more affordable product line from OnePlus which is supposed to align with its “Never Settle” philosophy. Not even for price tag!
The Chinese smartphone startup hasn’t revealed all of the specifications for the Nord yet, however, we know a bit about what’s in for us. OnePlus revealed that the Nord will pack a Snapdragon 765G 5G chipset, and will cost under $500. Additionally, reports suggest that the display on the phone is surmounted with OLED. The screen size runs through 6.55 inches at a 1080 x 2400 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. Other specs could possibly include a 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage for the base variant, and a 4,300mAh battery with fast charging (via The Verge).
It will be interesting to see how impressive customers find the OnePlus Nord product line. Stay tuned.