OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord officially unveiled

Both versions have pretty impressive specs for a so-called ‘mid-tier’ phone

OnePlus has released a new mid-tier smartphone. The 6.44-inch smartphone arrives with a starting price tag of £379 and will be available from August 4 in the UK.

That price gets you 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. Alternatively, you can opt for a slightly pricier model (£469) which bags you 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Both versions have pretty impressive specs for a so-called ‘mid-tier’ phone. The screen is an AMOLED display with a 2,400 x 1,080 pixel resolution and forged from tough Gorilla Glass 5.

The OnePlus Nord has a 90Hz refresh rate, making it particularly smooth when navigating between homescreens and through menus. Power comes courtesy of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 processor.

Like OnePlus’ other phones this year, the Nord supports 5G connectivity. And unlike fellow Chinese tech brand Huawei, OnePlus hasn’t been affected by the US trade ban so comes equipped with Google’s full range of apps and services.

For rear cameras you get the same main 48MP sensor as the OnePlus 8, plus an 8MP wide-angle lens, 2MP macro lens, and 5MP depth sensor. The front looks like a Samsung Galaxy S10+ with dual front cameras in an oval-shaped cutout. Besides the main 32MB selfie cam, you get a second 8MP wide-angle camera. That’s six cameras on what is supposed to be a budget phone.

To keep the lights on, OnePlus has packed the Nord with a 4,100mAh battery that can be charged up to 70% in half an hour using the bundled Warp Charge 30T charging brick. All that battery adds up to a phone weight of 184g.

The OnePus Nord charges via USB-C although neither has the option of wireless charging. The Nord comes in two colours: Black Marble and Gray Onyx.

OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord Specs

 OnePlus Nord
Display6.44-inch AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080 (20:9)
90Hz refresh rate
In-display fingerprint sensor
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1
48MP main, f/1.75, 0.8µm, OIS, EIS
8MP ultra-wide, f/2.25, 119 degrees
5MP depth, f/2.4
2MP macro, f/2.4

32MP main f/2.45, 0.8µm
8MP ultra-wide f/2.45, 105 degrees
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
IP RatingNone
SoftwareOxygenOS 10.5
Android 10
Dimensions and weight158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2mm