OnePlus Nord specs leaked 1 week before AR launch, may come in 2 storage variants starting at Rs 40K

The smartphone will be launched via an AR event.

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Leaked details show that OnePlus Nord will come in 2 storage variants - 8GB RAM + 128GB and 12GB RAM + 256GB.
NEW DELHI: OnePlus is not bogged down by the Covid-19 lockdown or the anti-China sentiments that have been triggered lately in the global podium including India which saw border skirmishes and subsequent deaths in Galwan of Ladakh. Undeterred by the Indian government banning 59 Chinese apps, and US President Donald Trump threatening to ban TikTok, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is now all set to amaze the world with a first-of-its-kind AR smartphone launch, globally. This time, the device in focus will be its first smartphone in the affordable segment, OnePlus Nord.

All eyes on the much-awaited OnePlus
Soon after the announcement, tech experts and OnePlus fans started digging for fresh details about the much-awaited budget device. In the trailers launched by the tech company, the glimpse of the device was seen at several points.


A week-and-a-half before the launch, a Romanian e-tailer, evoMAG.ro, had mentioned specifications of the device on its website. While not everything mentioned in the listing must be believed, it sure has left many fans excited.

​OnePlus Nord listing on Romanian e-tailer, evoMAG.ro​.
OnePlus Nord listing on Romanian e-tailer, evoMAG.ro.

According to the listing, the Nord will come with a triple camera set-up on the back that will consist of 64MP primary sensor, a 16MP secondary sensor and a 2MP tertiary sensor. However, other reports suggest that the budget phone was expected to have a quad rear camera set-up - 48MP primary sensor, 8MP wide angle lens, 5MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor.

The smartphone is likely to come with a punch-hole selfie camera.
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The Nord is likely to be powered by Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G Octa-Core procesor, and sport a Super AMOLED 6.55-inch screen. The listing says the device will support 5G and have a 4300 mAh battery.


The 8GB RAM + 128GB-variant came at a price tag of Romanian Leu 2,230.99 (approximately Rs 40,000), and 12GB RAM + 256GB at Romanian Leu 2,755.99 (approximately Rs 48,000).

About the AR event
The online event, scheduled for July 21, can be experienced through the OnePlus Nord AR App available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, according to a company statement.

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The smartphone maker has sent out physical AR invitation, which will give users a unique hands-on experience of the product via AR, straight from their homes. Pre-order customers who complete the purchase of the device by August 31 will receive a second gift box containing OnePlus Bullets Wireless V1 and a phone cover.

OnePlus Nord will have a punch-hole selfie camera. ​
OnePlus Nord will have a punch-hole selfie camera.

Pre-order your Nord
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It appears that the affordable Nord will be exclusively available on Amazon. Fans can pre-order the device on July 15, a week before the official launch. Reports suggest that the pre-orders will begin at Rs 499.

After pre-ordering, users are expected to receive a surprise gift box containing limited-edition merchandise from OnePlus.

Early birds will get benefits more than Rs 5,000.
Early birds will get benefits more than Rs 5,000.

Users can click on the Notify Me button on the e-commerce website to stay updated on OnePlus Nord.

The premium handset maker had announced this week that Nord will be initially launched in India and Europe.



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