After a long time, OnePlus is once again venturing into the middle class: this time, the manufacturer, which is friendly to the top hardware, or at least significantly lower than the market-leading companies, is pushing its prices even lower this time, although it is now rewarding some of its performance. The manufacturer's new smartphone, called Nord, targets the upper-middle class – hopefully with better results than the company's latest attempt in the price range, the OnePlus X, which has not had undivided success in the market.
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The device, with its 6.44-inch display, can't be said to be small, the 20: 9 AMOLED panel has a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels – although the HDR + plechnique lagging behind, a particularly good point is that the device produces a refresh rate of 90 hertz. Behind the screen is a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, an eight-core chip with a 2.4 GHz and 2.2 GHz ticking Cortex-A76, and six 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55 cores with an Adreno 620 GPU next to. As the name of the chip suggests, the mid-range phone comes with 5G support. The phone is available with 8/128 gigabyte and 12/256 gigabyte RAM / storage combinations.
The main camera on the back is built on a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with optical image stabilization – the latter may be familiar from the top model OnePlus 8 – and an ultra-wide-angle 8-megapixel sensor below. These are paired with a 5-megapixel depth-sensing lens and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The front panel also features a muscular 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 sensor, which also comes with an ultra-wide-angle camera with an 8-megapixel resolution. All this is provided by a full 4115 mAh battery – unfortunately, wireless charging is out of the question, but with the company's own Warp Charge fast charging solution, the company promises to charge the phone from 0 to 70 percent in half an hour.
OnePlus Nordon runs the OxygenOS system known from the manufacturer, based on Android 10. The more modest version of the device, equipped with a memory storage combo, will be available for 399 gross euros and the more muscular model for 499 euros gross, with the company primarily targeting the Asian and European markets – the start is expected on August 4.
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