OnePlus Nord has just started to receive a new Oxygen OS update that comes with improved system stability. This is the third Oxygen OS update by the company since the phone was launched in July and it is being rolled out in India, Europe, and America. The news comes as the phone is set for sale in India today and can be purchased through Amazon site, OnePlus official store as well as OnePlus experience stores in India.
As per the official statement, the latest update OnePlus Nord is getting brings Oxygen OS 10.5.3 - firmware version OxygenOS 10.5.3.AC01DA - in India. The company only mentions the ‘Improved system stability' without giving us any further detail on the update that what kind of improvements this update has to offer. As mentioned earlier, this will be the third update for the phone has gotten since its launch about two weeks ago.
The first update brought an optimized video calling experience as well as improve the performance of the rear camera by giving a higher-level of treatment to the depth sensor effect on the software side. Other improvements OnePlus Nord got included better power efficiency for video recording at 4K 60fps and system stability. The second update that was rolled in July 2020 brought the Android security patch, and fix some general issues users were having. OnePlus Buds firmware allowed you to quickly connect your phone with the company's first truly wireless earbuds.
OnePlus Nord is now available in the market in India. You can purchase the smartphone through Amazon, OnePlus online store, Reliance Digital, and MyJlio store starting August 7. The phone is available in two variants with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage priced at Rs. 27,999. The second variant is available with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for Rs. 29,999, and the third variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 24,999. The phone is available in blue marble and gray onyx colors.
The OnePlus Nord is a dual-SIM cord and features a 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processing chip with Adreno 620 GP. The phone runs on a 4,115mAh battery that comes with 30W fast charging technology. The device comes with Android 10-based OxygenOS 10.6 out of the boxy.
The less-than-30,000 category just a lot more exciting this year, as we have seen two big names Realme and OnePlus released their budget-friendly phones. The Realme X3 series which includes the Realme X3 and Realme x3 superzoom offers some really good specifications including a telephoto camera for the price. OnePlus recently released its much-hyped Nored smartphone, making it the second affordable mobile from the company. Vivo also went ahead and launched V19, which also good a good rating from the users. These phones make some really good list of the phones that are under Rs. 30,000. But what if you have to choose just one. Don't worry. We are here to help you to make the decision and purchase the best phone for your hard-earned money.
The OnePlus Nord is a new phone from OnePlus and the good news is that it falls into the budget category while providing some of the best specs around. It manages to deliver a similar Android experience as the OnePlus 8, which is a pricier smartphone. OnePlus has kept all the major specs such as the AMOLED display, warp charge, fast charging, and a massive battery power to back up the phone all day long. The OnePlus uses a glass cover on the back and it's more like plastic.
The phone features Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G which does support 5G, that is cool. Overall it is hard to find any flaw in terms of performance. You can play video games or watch videos without getting it too hot or lagging performance. It uses four rear cameras with two front cameras. The primary camera is 48MP and uses the same sensor as the flagship OnePlus 8, complete with optical optimization to eliminate blur and unwanted noise. It can sharpen things in tricky shooting scenarios, like harsh sunlight. The front camera can record in 4K at 60fps.
There have been lots of hype around OnePlus new affordable phone - OnePlus Nord. A phone that promises a lot with a relatively smaller price. The new OnePlus Nord was rumored to offer a similar Android experience as any premium phone probably would provide, but at a lower price. The OnePlus Nord hasn't skipped an essential ingredient of a successful phone - a bright AMOLED display, a bigger battery, and multiple cameras. With its other series elevated to the flagship-tier, consumers were asking for a budget-friendly phone for many years, and now, we finally have it.
The phone falls into the sub Rs. 30,000 category and needed something to compete with the same category phones like Vivo's X50 series and Realme's X3. OnePlus Nord is the start of more budget-oriented series, and the company had established this even from the design and feel of its new phone's box. Instead of its typical red long boxes, the phone comes in a relatively compact black box with a large branding name on top of it.
Inside the box, you will find a new silicone case, red Type-c cable, 30T charger, and a SIM eject pin. The OnePlus Nord is much lighter than it looks like, and this is something you might notice even when holding it for the first time. The phone has a glossy finish look with a marble blue color. The camera cutout in the display and the positioning of the rear camera to the left is similar to how Realme X50 5G has placed their camera system.
OnePlus Nord has an AMOLED display with a 6.44-inch display and a Full HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. You also get an in-display fingerprint sensor, which works well. The OnePlus Nord features a Snapdragon 765G octa-core SoC. The phone is available in three variants - with 8GBRAM/128GB storage, the 12GBRAM/256GB storage, and an India exclusive variant with 6GBRAM/64GB storage.
The phone has a 4,115mAh battery which supports Warp charge 30T fast charging. Other features include NFC, dual-SIM support, and dual-band Wi-Fi. The rear camera is of 48-megapixel with optical image stabilization. The other cameras on the rear side are an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 5-megapixel depth camera lens.
OnePlus used an untraditional platform to announce a feature pack of its next device. Usually, phone manufacturers use Twitter to share news, leaks, or updates about their mobile phones or products. But recently OnePlus uploaded a new teaser on Instagram. The new revelation comes just before a few days of the launch of the next OnePlus phone. As per the Instagram post, OnePlus Nord will come with preloaded with Google's Duo, Messages, and phone apps. The company has already revealed that the OnePlus Nord uses an Android-based Oxygen OS. Some of its key specs have already been leaked or confirmed previously. The company called it a flagship killer phone as it will notably the most affordable phone by the company.
As per the teaser video posted on Instagram, the OnePlus Nord has to offer the smoothest experience possible due to these integrated Google apps. Some of the other phones including the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are using the proprietary alternatives to Google apps and come with the company's software used for dialer and SMS messaging instead. The latest flagships, however, seems to stick with the default options to offer an improved user experience.
The OnePlus Nord will be running OxygenOS, which is known for providing an almost bloatware-free, Android-like experience. With the default Google apps, the OnePlus Nord will be able to offer rich communication services functionality to users. In another video on Instagram, OnePlus has highlighted that the OnePlus Nord would have a tough build that would resist drop, shock, and water. The phone will, however, not come with an Ingress Protection (IP) certification, as confirmed by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei in an interview with YouTuber Marques Brownlee (MKBHD).
The recent teasers have also highlighted the earlier rumors that the OnePlus Nord will feature a quad-camera system at the rear side, with a 48-megapixel primary camera that also comes with optical image stabilization. The phone features a 90Hz AMOLED display and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The device will be powered by a reasonably huge 4,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. For the front camera, you get a 32-megapixel primary sensor. The OnePlus Nord launch is scheduled for 7:30 pm IST on Tuesday. Alongside the new smartphone, OnePlus is launching its first truly wireless (TWS) earbuds that are called the OnePlus Buds.
OnePlus has officially come up with the upcoming smartphone in the budget category. The phone costs less than $500 and called Nord. It won't just another smartphone in the market as it will comprise a range of devices that mark the affordability. The phone is getting released to the UK, European, and Indian markets. The Nord phone is going to be the first phone of a new series line that will make the premium OnePlus experience accessible for more users. The device was initially rumored to be called as OnePlus 8 lite and OnePlus Z, but the company decided to settle for OnePlus Nord.
The company is focusing on ‘never-settle' spirit and creating some of the best product lines for its consumers, but it is also about challenging ourselves and going beyond our comfort zone, said OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau. He further added, "We are immensely proud of our flagship products and will continue to create more tech-leading flagships for our users. Now we are excited to share the OnePlus experience with even more users around the world through this new product line. OnePlus also confirmed, via its Instagram channel, that 100 units of its new smartphone will be available to order at 9 am BST (4 am EDT, 1 am PDT) on July 1.
OnePlus launched its affordable handset back in 2015 and since then it hasn't introduced any budget-friendly phone. So, far there isn't much information on the device. A few leaks are about its camera and processing chips. According to the rumors, the OnePlus Nord is designed to feature a dual-facing camera system that includes a 32MP lens for the primary camera and an 8MP depth-sensor camera lens in a punch-hole cutout in the corner of the display. The other leaks suggest a device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6GB of Ram, and a 6.65-inch display screen with three cameras at the rear side. A limited batch of 100 pre-orders are set to open on July 1, so we should have a better idea of the final price by then.