The OnePlus Nord will go official in the coming week in India and Europe. Ahead of the launch, the Chinese brand is doing its best hype to build around the device. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has now revealed the design of the OnePlus Nord 5G in a video interview with YouTuber Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD.
OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus Nord with a sub-$500 (~Rs 37,000) pricing. In the interview with MKBHD, Pei talked about how OnePlus decided on the different components of the phone in order to make it available with a reasonable price tag. In the interview, Pei was also seen wearing a teal colored version of the upcoming OnePlus Buds.
OnePlus Nord design revealed
Pei revealed that the company explored different rear panel designs for the OnePlus Nord before finalizing on the design shown above. The curved back of the phone features a quad camera unit. It appears that the phone will be arriving in at least two colors such as grey and teal. Pei said that the company felt that launching a handset with a familiar design could help in achieving more sales.
According to Pei, OnePlus decided to not to include features such as NFC that costs around $4 and IP resistance that is priced around $15 in order to keep the cost of the OnePlus Nord affordable. Pei said that the exclusion of 3.5mm audio jack allows the OnePlus Nord to sport a thinner design and have more space for a larger battery. He did not specify the capacity of the Nord’s battery.
Pei said that an AMOLED screen costs around twice as much as an LCD display, but did not reveal why type of screen the Nord will come back. He also added that the costs of 90Hz refresh rate displays have reduced due to high demand, and said that the company has spent a lot on its display to offer a smooth scrolling experience.
OnePlus Nord 5G specifications and features
Recent reports have revealed that the OnePlus Nord has an FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate support and in-screen fingerprint reader. The display has a cutout for a 32-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual selfie camera setup. It will feature a 48-megapixel or 64-megapixel primary lens in its rear-facing quad camera system. The handset is powered by Snapdragon 765G SoC. It may come with support for 30W fast charging.
The OnePlus Nord will hold an AR-only launch event on July 21st at 7.30pm. The handset is now up for pre-orders through Amazon India. Customers who pre-order the device can take advantage of benefits worth more than Rs 5,000.