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.
Black Shark isn't just any other smartphone. It is a power back specifically designed to play mobile games for users who love to play games on their smartphones. The device launched in China as the company's third gaming smartphone for this year. The company also partnered with Tecent games. The phone comes in two colors - sky fall black and crystal blue. It will be available in 12GB RAM with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB internal storage options. They are priced at $573, $616, and $687 respectively.
The newly launched device comes with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The device features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 270Hz touch sample rate. The phone is optimized for playing games, comes with a blue light filter, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The company uses its gaming engine that was built in-house and Tecent SolarCore to deliver the best gaming experience possible. The phone has a similar design as its predecessor from H1 2020. That means we will be getting another heavy and big smartphone with an asymmetric triangle module at the rear side for the four cameras and charging pins.
The phone runs Joy UI 12 based on Android 10 which is a slightly modified user interface by Xiaomi. The black shark 3 and black shark 3 Pro that was released earlier this year will get an update to this software shortly as well. The phone is backed by a 4,700mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging via USB Type-C and 18W magnetic charging. The phone comes with four camera setup that includes a 64MP (wide) + 13MP (ultra-wide) + 5MP (depth) triple camera setup, 20MP selfie camera. The device uses a sandwich liquid cooling system to keep the phone cool while you are playing games on it.
If you are not a big fan of wireless charging, an IP water resistance, the fastest Qualcomm processors, and optical zooms, Oppo has a smartphone with some other premium features only at $499 for you. It has announced its news newest addition ‘the Reno Z' which offers luxury for less. The new device elevates photography and entertainment capabilities, more than any other device at this price range. Oppo Z has a 48MP rear camera with a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen. It has the ultra night mode 2.0 for night photography, and VOOC 3.0 to dramatically increase the speed of charging. For selfie camera it has 32MP ultra-high definition camera lens. With a larger aperture, the Reno Z takes professional quality portrait photos effortlessly.
Reno Z is packed with 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM, the Reno Z will allow you to stream, play video games, download, and chat. The device is powered by 4035mAh battery, which makes it to charge faster and the battery stays for a longer period of time. The device uses Dolby Atmos to deliver premier sound quality. The Reno Z's stereo speakers use the phone's receiver as a secondary speaker to achieve a full stereo effect. The phone has the latest generation of ColorOS - an OS based on Andriod 9 with swipe-up generation and smart assistant.
The Reno Z has an impressive 92 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The camera is concealed within the 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 surface. According to Tran, "Making premium accessible is, and always will be a priority at OPPO. The Reno Z does just that, taking a number of impressive features from across the Reno Series and making them accessible to Aussies, no matter their budget." The Reno Z runs a Media Tek processor. It will available in two colors: Aurora Purple and Jet Black.