- OnePlus Nord 2 has been officially teased by the company
- The smartphone may debut later this month
- The phone will be powered by the Dimensity 1200-AI SoC
OnePlus Nord 2 5G has been confirmed by the company. Additionally, the brand has also revealed that the upcoming smartphone will be powered by a Dimensity 1200-AI processor. The exact launch date has not been revealed but past reports hint at a July 24th launch.
The OnePlus Nord 2 will debut as the successor to last year’s Nord. The upcoming offering is expected to pack significant upgrades over its predecessor. Last month, the Nord 2’s leaked renders gave us a glimpse at the device.
OnePlus Nord 2 to feature new Dimensity 1200-AI SoC
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— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) July 7, 2021
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G will be the first smartphone in the brand’s portfolio to come with MediaTek’s Dimensity chipset. Both OnePlus and MediaTek prefer to call it Dimensity 1200-AI to distinguish it from the standard Dimensity 1200. The SoC will bring AI-based features to the upcoming Nord 2 5G that includes AI-assisted photography for superior imaging, display enhancements, and better response times for faster and smoother gaming.
With the Dimensity 1200-AI, the smartphone’s camera will be able to recognize up to 22 different photography scenes and automatically adjusts the colour tones and contrasts for maximum quality even in low-light environments. On the display front, the AI enhancements include dynamic control of screen brightness based on lighting conditions, AI Resolution Boost that automatically enhances video resolution to HD on popular social media apps, and AI Color Boost technology that will automatically convert the standard dynamic range to HDR. The flagship Dimensity 1200-AI will bring a superior gaming experience at higher refresh rates, low latency, improved heat management and efficient power consumption.
“The Dimensity 1200-AI is the first example of MediaTek’s Dimensity Open Resource Architecture initiative, optimizing the powerful Dimensity 1200 5G chipset to deliver a customized experience for OnePlus users,” said Dr JC Hsu, Corporate VP and GM of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit.
OnePlus Nord 2 specifications and features (expected)
As per leaked renders, the OnePlus Nord 2 will borrow the same design as the original Nord with a 6.43-inch punch-hole sAMOLED display at the top left corner and alert slider, the power button on the left side of the phone. However, the back panel will feature a OnePlus 9-like rectangular camera module instead of the vertical alignment.
The OnePlus Nord 2 is expected to feature a 120Hz refresh rate screen. The smartphone is also tipped to be backed by a 4,500mAh battery unit with either 30W or 65W fast charging. Lastly, the OnePlus Nord 2 is rumoured to sport triple rear cameras of 50MP main sensor, 8MP secondary lens, and a 2MP third unit.