For years, OnePlus has established itself has the manufacturer of value-oriented smartphones that ace out on performance. And on each new iteration of products, the company’s pricing has gradually deviated from what it originally stood for. The recent OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro may have been the last straw. However, for quite some time now, we’ve been expecting a cheaper mid-range device from OnePlus. And finally, Oneplus has launched the OnePlus Nord and it is officially available for purchase in Nepal too, albeit at a slightly higher price.
OnePlus Nord Overview
The OnePlus Nord is a low-cost premium midrange alternative to the 8 series; that drastically cuts costs while retaining the signature OnePlus performance standard. So, basically, OnePlus is going back to its roots. Launching a great smartphone at an affordable price. Maybe the company will soon retain its “Flagship Killer” crown too. And it is just a start, the company will be launching a new series of affordable smartphones.
Design and Display
Earlier rumors had suggested that the device will have either a 6.4 or 6.5-inches display. Well, it’s somewhere in the middle. The actual screen size of the device is of 6.44-inches. It is a Fluid AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. And there is a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout on the top left for the dual selfie cameras. The OnePlus Nord is the first device from the company to sport dual selfie cams. The punch-hole design seems similar to that of the Huawei P40.
It has a flat-screen and both the front and the back is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The back very much resembles the OnePlus 8. In all honesty, the glossy back really looks great on this device. Now, the device does not have an official IP rating. However, it is more than capable of surviving a few splashes and crashes.
Performance and Memory
The phone is the first one from the company to not feature a flagship processor. But hey, they had to cut some corners right. Still, the device offers a decent processor in the form of Snapdragon 765G. For a mid-range smartphone, this processor should be more than capable of delivering good performance. And it supports 5G too. Furthermore, considering the battery of this device, this power-conserving processor fits perfectly.
The OnePlus Nord will be available in three RAM variants. 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB are the offered RAM options. Similarly, there are three options for the memory too: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. These are LPDDR4X RAM and UFS2.1 storage. Only the 8/128GB variant has been launched in Nepal and we can expect the 12/256GB variant to debut soon.
OnePlus is known for offering a very good camera setup and the Nord doesn’t disappoint either. On the back, there is a quad-camera setup arranged vertically. The primary lens is a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor. It is similar to that of the OnePlus 8. Similarly, the rear-cam setup is completed by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. It is sad to see that there’s no telephoto lens in this one.
On the front, the device sports dual selfie cameras. The primary lens is 32MP and the secondary is an 8MP ultra-wide lens.
Battery and Others
Getting to the batteries, OnePlus Nord packs in a 4115mAh cell. And it supports Wrap Charge 30T. On the software side of things, the device runs on the Android 10 based OxygenOS 10.5.
OnePlus Nord Specifications:
- Display: 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate
- Resolution: Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels)
- Rear Camera: Quad;
– 48MP primary lens
– 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens
– 5MP depth sensor
– 2MP macro sensor
- Front Camera: Dual;
– 32MP primary lens
– 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
- GPU: Adreno 620
- RAM: 6GB, 8GB 12GB
- Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB (non-expandable)
- Battery: 4115 mAh, supports Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
- Colors: Blue Marble, Gray Onyx
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
OnePlus Nord Price in Nepal and Availability
The official price of OnePlus Nord is set at Rs. 53,999. This price is for the 8/128GB memory variant. It is available for purchase from select Oneplus retail shops and Oliz Store all over Nepal.
|Model Name||Price in Nepal|
|OnePlus Nord (8/128GB)||NPR. 53,999|
|OnePlus Nord (12/256GB)||Coming Soon|
Check out our unboxing and review of OnePlus Nord here: