OnePlus has announced its latest 5G smartphone designed as the flagship killer, the Nord 2 5G. The device carries several high-end specifications while retaining prices in the middle class.
This time OnePlus relies on MediaTek’s 5G Dimensity 1200 AI chipset that offers near-flagship performance. Combines 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB ram and 128GB or 256GB internal storage.
MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI itself is manufactured with 6nm TSMC process technology. Carries an octa-core CPU with a 1+3+4 configuration and an Arm Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. The processor includes one core with ultra-core Arm Cortex-A78 up to 3GHz for extreme performance, three Arm Cortex-A78 super cores, and four 2.0GHz Arm Cortex-A55 efficiency cores.
Switching to screen and camera, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G packs a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. On the punch hole in the top left corner, attached the front camera 32MP. Meanwhile, the rear camera is configured with a triple camera.
The exciting thing is that the primary camera uses a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor like the flagship OnePlus 9 Pro smartphone. This includes obtaining optical image stabilization for shake-free shots and videos and Digital Overlap HDR (DOL-HDR) to help fine-pan the exposure data from two images into one final shot. The two secondary cameras include an 8MP camera with an ultrawide lens and a 2MP with a monochrome lens.
The operating system running Oxygen OS 11.3 based on Android 11, OnePlus promises two major Android updates and three years of security updates. The battery uses a dual-cell with a capacity of 4,500 mAh, which is claimed to last for two days and is powered by 65W Warp Charge fast charging technology that can fully charge from 0% to 100% in just 30 minutes.
The first sale of OnePlus Nord 2 5G is available in The European and Indian markets. The basic model with a 6GB/128GB configuration starts at €399 or around Ksh 43,211 and is available in three colors: Blue Haze, Gray Sierra, and Green Woods.