OnePlus’ brand took off for offering phones with high-grade specs and affordable prices; but lately, the latter holds no truth. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G — the new release — though is reviving the ‘flagship killer’ debate once again mainly due to its high-end specs with relatively low pricing.
The device is set to go on sale starting July 27 in Nepal, just five days after its international launch in India.
To start off, at the front, we have a 6.43-inch AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. There’s a punch-hole display that holds a 32MP selfie camera that replaces its predecessor’s dual-cam setup, giving room for the uninterrupted screen but you do miss out on the handy ultrawide sensor. However, the phone compensates one part with another — it has a dual speaker setup instead of just one on last year’s model.
At the back, the phone brings three cameras, one less than the original Nord, though the setup here is much more impressive than what you get on the previous model. To put in numbers, there’s a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor which is the same sensor seen on the OnePlus 9 Pro. There’s also support for OIS that should help you offer less shaky shots and Digital Overlap HDR (DOL-HDR) that brings exposure data from two images into one final shot. The remaining two sensors are an 8MP ultrawide shooter and a 2MP monochrome unit.
OnePlus has been near and dear to Qualcomm’s chipset from its inception, but it’s now substituting it with the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI processor. The chipset is coupled up with 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of onboard storage.
Powering the phone is a 4,500mAh battery with a ridiculous 65W Warp Charge topping the phone from 0-100% in about just 30 minutes. Out of the box, the phone boots on Oxygen OS 11.3 based on Android 11. OnePlus is ensuring that the phone will get two major Android upgrades and three years of security updates.
The OnePlus Nord 2 has three color options — the signature Blue Haze, Gray Sierra with a textured sparkling finish, and the Green Woods with vegan leatherback, but it’s only available in India.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Price in Nepal and Availability
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is available for a starting price of NPR 59,999 in Nepal for the 8GB/128GB variant and goes up to NPR 69,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant. The phone will be available via Daraz Online Shopping and offline retailers across Nepal in Blue Haze and Gray Sierra color options.
OnePlus will also be giving away a Type-C headphone to buyers purchasing the handset till July 31 in Nepal.