OnePlus launched its much-awaited, OnePlus Nord 2 5G smartphone at an online launch event yesterday. The OnePlus Nord 2 is a successor to the OnePlus Nord, and it is the second device in the Nord series this year after the OnePlus Nord CE 5G. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the first OnePlus device to feature a MediaTek Dimensity chipset. The device looks identical to the OnePlus 9 series devices. It sports a punch-hole selfie camera, a rectangular camera module at the back, and an In-Display fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus surprised us all by introducing a 6GB/128GB variant, priced at ₹27,999. The company also announced a Green color variant with a leather finish available only for the 12GB/256GB variant. The Green Woods variant is exclusive to India.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Price in India and Availability
Surprisingly, OnePlus announced a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. It will cost you ₹27,999 and will be available in Blue Haze color. But the company added that it will be available in limited stocks only.
The company revealed that the 8GB/128GB variant will be available in Blue Haze and Gray Sierra color options. It is going to cost you ₹29,999. While the top-end variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available in Blue Haze, Gray Sierra color options. The 12GB/256GB variant is going to cost you ₹34,999 in the country.
Additionally, there will be a Green Woods color option for the 12GB/256GB variant with a PU leather finish at the back. However, the Green Woods color variant is not available right now and will go on sale in August.
Amazon Prime Days sale is scheduled for 26th and 27th July that makes the launch exciting. The users will get an instant discount of ₹1000 on the OnePlus Nord 2 5G via HDFC credit cards on Amazon. It is also available on purchases made via the Red Cable First Sale. You will also get an additional exchange bonus of ₹1,000 from 26th to 31st July. You can also Buy Nord 2 via the OnePlus store app or the OnePlus website and avail ₹500 Welcome Gift voucher from the company.
The company has also revealed some exclusive offers for the Red Cable Club members. You will get an additional ₹1,000 discount on the OnePlus Band on buying Nord 2 between 28th to 31st July. If you are a new member and you sign up for the Red Cable Club using Nord 2 by August 31st, you will get 1TB cloud storage for free. The company is also offering 3 months of free access for Spotify with the device (after September 3rd).
OnePlus Nord 2 5G: Specifications
The Nord 2 has made a significant leap compared to the last year’s Nord in terms of specification. OnePlus Nord 2 5G looks quite similar to the OnePlus 9 series. After all the leaks and teasers let’s have a look at the official specifications of the smartphone.
The OnePlus Nord 2 sports a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a resolution of 2400x1080p with an aspect ratio of 20:9. It comes with sRGB and P3 support and 410ppi pixel density. Other features include AI color boost and AI resolution boost to ensure the best viewing experience.
In terms of hardware, the Nord 2 is powered by a 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC. The chipset is coupled with ARM G77 MC9 GPU. It is exclusive to the device and has been customized or tweaked to deliver optimum performance. The device sports up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. There is no external storage available on the Nord 2.
The phone comes equipped with other features like Dual stereo speakers, an In-Display fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, and noise cancellation. It is good to see the signature alert slider back on the OnePlus Nord 2 which was missing on the Core Edition.
OnePlus has made a significant improvement on cameras than the previous Nord. There is a triple camera setup at the back with a 5MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP mono lens. The primary sensor is a 50MP Sony IMX7566 sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, 6P lens, and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). While the wide-angle lens comes with a 119.7-degree field of view, EIS, and f/2.25 aperture.
The rear cameras are capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps. Other features include Dual Video, Nightscape Ultra, AI Photo Enhancements, UltraShot HDR, Portrait mode, Night Portrait mode, and many more.
At the front, there is a 32MP shooter in the punch-hole cut-out for video calls and selfies. It also sports features like Group Shots 2.0 for selfies and AI Video Enhancement.
The OnePlus Nord 2 is the first phone to launch after the company merged the codebase of Oxygen OS with OPPO’s Color OS. The smartphone boots with Android 11 based OxygenOS 11.3. OxygenOS is one of the best Android skins in the market. But is it still the same? I will cover it in my in-depth review of the smartphone.
Connectivity Battery & Ports
Are you one of those people who want more future-proof smartphones? If you want your smartphone to be 5G ready, OnePlus has got you covered with Nord 2 5G. The company’s new Nord series smartphone comes with more than 7 5G bands support.
Other connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, and GLONASS. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack with aptX and aptX HD for better audio quality.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G packs in a 4500mAh battery with a 65W fast charging. The company claims that Warp charge 65 can charge the phone from 0 to 100 percent in just 35 minutes.
Thickness: 0.82cm (Green Woods: 0.83cm)
Weight: 189g (Green Woods: 184g)
|Display:||6.43-inch Full HD+ sAMOLED|
2400x1080p resolution, 410 ppi
20:9 aspect ratio
90Hz refresh rate
Support sRGB, Display P3
|Processor:||MediaTek Dimensity 1200AI 5G SoC|
(Exclusive to OnePlus Nord 2 5G)
Mali G77 MC9
|Software:||Android 11 based OxygenOS 11|
50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor f/1.8 OIS
8MP ultra-wide lens f/2.3 119.7 degree
2MP mono sensor f/2.4
Video: 4k at 30/60fps, 1080p at 30/60fps
32MP Sony IMX615
AI Color Boost
AI HDR Remapping
AI Resolution Boost
Dual LED Flash
0.8x to 10x zoom
|Connectivity:||Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, NavIC, NFC, USB 2.0|
|Security:||Gorilla Glass 5 protection front and back|
In-Display Fingerprint sensor
|Battery:||4500mAh dual-cell battery, 65W Warp charging|
|Storage:||UFS 3.1, 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB|
|Ports:||USB 2.0, Type-C, Dual nano-SIM slot, 3.5mm Audio jack|
That is all about the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. It is the device to beat in the sub ₹30,000 price segment. The sale is live and you can get exciting deals on the device during the Amazon Prime Days sale.
Stay tuned for a detailed review coming soon.