OnePlus has finally officially unveiled the Nord in an online presentation. The design didn't surprise anyone because last week, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei revealed the final design of the upcoming mid-budget OnePlus Nord smartphone.

OnePlus top manager recorded a joint video with famous techno blogger Marques Brownlee:

OnePlus Nord is a more affordable alternative to the flagship OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, which start at $699 and $899, respectively.

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Let’s hope that the presentation of the new OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will not be postponed due to the coronavirus quarantine and that and the new flagships will be presented on April 15.

Officially, OnePlus Nord has neither the MIL-STD-810G military shockproof rating nor the IP rating for dust and moisture resistance. However, the manufacturer mentioned that a team of 300 engineers put it through rigorous durability tests, including drop tests.

The day before, the head of OnePlus assured that OnePlus Nord has some protection and can survive a short-term immersion in water (to a depth of 30 cm for up to 30 seconds). But the manufacturer does not give any official guarantees for this case.

OnePlus Nord in Blue Marble
Image: OnePlus | OnePlus Nord in Blue Marble

New OnePlus smartphones have rear cameras: four rear cameras on the back, a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor and two front-facing cameras, including an 8-megapixel sensor ultrawide camera with a 105-degree field of view, as well as a more traditional 32-megapixel selfie camera.

OnePlus Nord in Gray Onyx
Image: OnePlus | OnePlus Nord in Gray Onyx

OnePlus Nord specs:

  • Screen: 6.44-inch OLED, 2400 x 1080 resolution with a 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Four rear cameras
  • Two selfie cameras
  • Dimensions: 73.3 x 158.3 x 8.2 mm, 184g
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • Memory: 8GB or 12GB RAM
  • Storage: 128GB to 256GB
  • Battery: 4,115mAh
  • OS: OxygenOS 10.5 based on Android 10
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1 with AptX, AptX HD, LDAC, and AAC, Sub-6GHz 5G, LTE
  • Biometric authentication: fingerprint sensor
  • Fast charging: Warp Charge 30T

In India and Europe, OnePlus Nord will start selling on August 4. The base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory is priced at £379/€399, while the 12/256 GB version will cost £469/€499 (around $594).