- OnePlus Nord 2 may launch in mid-June, and it may be called OnePlus Nord CE 5G as per some leaks.
- It may ship with Dimensity 1200 SoC.
- It could bring upgraded cameras.
OnePlus Nord is more than likely to get a successor this year, and it could be unveiled as the OnePlus Nord 2 or OnePlus Nord CE 5G. Last year OnePlus plunged into the mid-range category with the OnePlus Nord. This device with a Snapdragon 765G SoC, 5G support and 48-megapixel quad rear cameras turned out a popular handset in its price segment.
To remind you, the OnePlus Nord launched on July 21 last year. As we are getting closer to last year's launch date, there's a sudden increase in leaks around it, which makes us presume that the launch of the OnePlus Nord 2 is not too far away.
While the current-gen OnePlus Nord features a Qualcomm chipset, the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 is suggested to feature Mediatek's flagship Dimensity 1200 SoC. Will using a Mediatek will allow OnePlus to cut down on the pricing of the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2? We will only find that out when the device is unveiled.
Until that happens, read this article to find about the specs, features, pricing and everything else we know so far about the OnePlus Nord 2.
OnePlus Nord 2 specs and features
--As far as the naming of the smartphone is concerned, we presume that the smartphone will be called OnePlus Nord 2. A fresh leak from Digital Chat Station hinted towards a device powered by Dimensity 1200 with model number MT6893. Now it is believed that this smartphone is OnePlus Nord 2 or OnePlus Nord CE 5G.
--But that's not the only leak we have heard of. Another recent leak popped up to suggest that Nord CE 5G is the Nord Nord N10 5G successor that was previously tipped to be dubbed as OnePlus Nord N1 5G. So it's a bit confusing right now, and until there's any concrete information around the same, we will be calling it OnePlus Nord 2.
--Previously, OnePlus Nord 2 was showcased completely in a leak from Steve Hemmerstoffer "OnLeaks".The leaker further hinted that the smartphone is codenamed "Ebba" and will be a follow up to the Nord N10 5G.
--From what can be seen, the renders look quite similar to the OnePlus Nord 10 5G. Through the same leak, we know that the device measures 162.9 x 74.7 x 8.4mm, a little narrower than the Nord N10 5G. Besides this, we also know that the OnePlus Nord 2 will feature a glossy plastic back with a metal frame, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
--The renders of the device showcased a similar-looking rectangular camera module as seen on the Nord N10 5G. However, there's one change on the rear, and the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner has now been relocated to the side inside the power button.There's no change on the front, though. That being said, we suggest you take these leaks with a pinch of salt as these are just early renders, and we would see more of these as we approach closer to the launch date.
--The biggest leak popping up in a number of reports suggests that the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 will be powered by Mediatek's Dimensity 1200 SoC. For your information, It is an octa-core chipset based on a 6nm manufacturing process and clocked at 3GHz. Besides this, the chipset is 5G and WiFi 6 capable.
--OnePlus would also want to upgrade the cameras on the OnePlus Nord 2 as the competition is getting fierce in the sub 30K category. Devices from Xiaomi, Realme, iQOO and Samsung have substantially improved their camera systems in recent time. So it's important that OnePlus takes note and improves camera performance on the Nord successor. As of now, we do not have any camera specs, we will keep you posted if anything pops up around the same.
--The OnePlus Nord was powered by a 4115mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. While that is enough for any device, we would like to see a bigger battery inside with improved fast charging capabilities.
OnePlus Nord 2 India launch
We had exclusively reported that the OnePlus Nord 2 would launch in the first half of 2021. Also, some other leaks have appeared to confirm the same. So we can expect the OnePlus Nord 2 to launch somewhere in mid-June. Also, considering that India is the most profitable market for the brand, we can assure you that OnePlus Nord 2 is coming to India.
OnePlus Nord 2 India price (expected)
Currently there's no information around the pricing of the OnePlus Nord 2. However, keeping the price of the original OnePlus Nord 2 in mind, we predict it to be priced similarly or rather cheaply. We say that because the upcoming Nord 2 is expected to ship with Mediatek SoC which would save them a little money. Even if OnePlus decides to bring in a refreshed camera system, the price should not go above Rs 30,000.