Pricing for OnePlus Nord starts at ₹ 24,999 and goes up to ₹ 29,999 in India
OnePlus has finally unveiled its first midrange phone in 5 years, the OnePlus Nord. After months of leaks, renders, and the creation of crazy marketing hype, the OnePlus Nord launched in an AR (Augmented Reality) event, followed by the OnePlus Buds. This device will be only available in India and Europe, with limited devices for the US. The phone is the first phone in OnePlus’ “affordable” lineup and is touted to deliver the same smooth experience as all OnePlus phones have done in the past. The features and price were exactly as mentioned in our pre-launch article here.
OnePlus Nord Specifications and Features
OnePlus Nord being a midrange phone, features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G processor, which is 5G ready. It comes with up to 12GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB of UFS2.1 storage onboard. The visuals are greeted by a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 that supports a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch-sampling rate. All of this runs OnePlus’ Oxygen OS and its optimizations on top and will deliver a flagship like fluid day to day performance. OnePlus also says the phone will receive at least 2 years of Android Updates and 3 years of security updates.
For clicking photos, is a quad-camera setup on the back, which honestly looks the same as many other popular phones from Oppo or Realme. What’s different, REALLY different, is the flagship-grade 48MP Sony IMX589 main sensor that supports OIS or Optical Image Stabilization. The other cameras include an 8 MP ultrawide, 5MP Depth, and 2MP macro sensor. On the front, you will be greeted by a dual selfie camera. This setup consists of a 32MP Sony IMX616 sensor and an 8-MP secondary ultrawide lens with a 105-degree FoV.
Other notable features include NFC, 30W Warp Charge 30T charging, a 4115 mAh battery, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone also comes with OnePlus’ iconic alert slider and weighs in at just 184 grams.
Pricing, Availability, and Sale Details
The OnePlus Nord will be available in India in 2 color variants – Blue Marble and Gray Onyx. The pricing will be as follows for the three configurations available:
- 6GB + 64GB: ₹ 24,999 (Only in Gray)
- 8GB + 128GB: ₹ 27,999
- 12GB + 256GB: ₹ 29,999
Regarding availability, the base variant will only be available sometime in September while the 8/12 GB variants will be available on sale via Amazon / Oneplus’ website starting 4 August 2020. Unlike many brands in the past, this phone will be available via an open sale from day one. There will be an early access sale though for OnePlus Red Cable club members on August 3. Pre-bookings for the device start on July 28 via Amazon India and July 22 on OnePlus Experience Stores.
Alongside the OnePlus Nord, the brand also released OnePlus Buds as its first truly wireless earbuds with a price of just ₹ 5,999.