Today, global technology brand OnePlus released the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, the newest addition to the company’s more affordable smartphone line, OnePlus Nord. The Nord 2 delivers a comprehensive upgrade from the first Nord, from camera and performance to charging and design.
The OnePlus Nord 2 combines flagship-level hardware, including a 50 MP AI triple camera with a Sony IMX766 sensor and optical image stabilization (OIS), Warp Charge 65, and the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor, along with OnePlus’s signature OxygenOS software to offer users a fast, smooth, and versatile experience.
“The OnePlus Nord 2 5G reaffirms our commitment to sharing great technology with the world,”
said Pete Lau, Founder of OnePlus.
“With advancements in smartphone technologies even in the mid-range, we are now able to deliver premium experiences on more accessible devices. We are confident the Nord 2 is a worthy successor to the original OnePlus Nord.”
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The OnePlus Nord 2 5G integrates powerful camera hardware with AI-assisted software enhancements, courtesy of the new MediaTek chipset, to deliver an outstanding and versatile photography experience. The Nord 2 brings major improvements in nighttime photography with OIS and the main 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor, which is capable of capturing 56% more light than the Sony IMX586 from the first Nord. With Nightscape Ultra, an enhanced version of OnePlus’s Nightscape Mode, users can shoot better and brighter photos even in conditions as dim as 1 lux.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G also features an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 119.7-degree field of view along with a 32MP selfie camera with a Sony IMX615 sensor, the highest resolution front camera on a OnePlus device. The new Group Shots 2.0 feature on the front camera can detect up to five faces at a time, and optimizes aspects from skin tone to facial details. In addition, Nord 2 is equipped with AI Video Enhancement which improves the brightness, colour, and contrast of video recordings in real-time. For stills, the Nord 2 comes with AI Photo Enhancement, a feature that recognizes up to 22 different photography scenarios and automatically adjusts the settings for improved results.
Like the flagship OnePlus 9 series, the Nord 2 features a 4500mAh dual-cell battery. Its Warp Charge 65 charging technology charges from 0-100% in less than 35 minutes. The Nord 2 also adapts to reduce the time spent at 100% battery to maintain good battery health while charging overnight.
Fast and Smooth
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor. Built on TSMC’s 6nm process, the standard Dimensity 1200 boasts an ARM A78 architecture, providing 65% faster CPU performance and 125% GPU performance when compared to the performance on the OnePlus Nord released in July 2020. OnePlus has worked closely with MediaTek to enhance the AI-based features of the processor. To highlight the new AI capabilities of the chipset, OnePlus and MediaTek have chosen the name Dimensity 1200-AI, distinguishing it from the standard Dimensity 1200.
The Nord 2 also comes with a 6.43-inch fluid AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate. With new features such as AI Color Boost and AI Resolution Boost, which improve colours and upscales resolution from popular apps, the Nord 2 offers vivid and dynamic visual experiences.
The Nord 2 is pre-installed with OxygenOS 11.3, OnePlus’ fastest and most responsive software to date. OxygenOS 11 sports significant improvements such as Dark Mode, Zen Mode, comfortable single-handed operation, and various always-on display (AOD) options, with additional personalization, gestures, and gaming-friendly customizations such as the new OnePlus Games App on OxygenOS 11.3.
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The OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes in three stunning colourways – Blue Haze, Gray Sierra, and Green Woods – all of which are durable, fingerprint-resistant and beautifully crafted.
The Nord 2 sports additional enhancements to improve the overall experience, right down to the details. With two 5G SIM card slots and 5G download speeds up to 2.95 Gbps, the Nord 2 provides stable and reliable mobile internet support. The device also packs a rich pair of stereo speakers for an immersive audio experience, and Haptics 2.0 to give smoother and more sensitive tactile feedback. Nord 2 will be supporting all the usable 5G bands with next to no limitations and depending on 5G availability in your area.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G will receive two years of major Android updates and three years of security updates.
Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G will be available for sale at OnePlus.in, Amazon.in, OnePlus Experience Stores, Reliance Digital, Croma, Vijay Sales, Bajaj Electronics, Poorvika Mobiles, Sangeetha Mobiles, and other partner stores.
|6GB1||128GB||Blue Haze||27,999 INR||August 2021|
|29,999 INR||July 28, 2021|
|34,999 INR||July 28, 2021|
|12GB||256GB||Green Woods||34,999 INR||August 2021|
1 – Limited stocks will be available
For those eager to get their hands on the latest OnePlus Nord 2 5G (8GB and 12GB variants – Blue Haze and Gray Sierra), the device will be available to preexisting Red Cable Club members on 26th July and 27th July via the Red Cable First Sale on oneplus.in, OnePlus Store app & OnePlus Experience Stores. Users who purchase through oneplus.in or the OnePlus store app will be eligible to receive the OnePlus Band or OnePlus Buds Z at INR 1499 while the first 2000 to purchase on the OnePlus Store app will win a OnePlus handy fanny pack. Users can also avail Rs 1000 instant discount and no-cost EMI for 3 and 6 months on HDFC Bank credit cards and EMI transactions on OnePlus.in. Nord 2 (8GB and 12GB variants) will also be on sale during Amazon Prime Day. Stay tuned for more details on the offers available. Switch to OnePlus Nord 2 5G and get an instant INR 1000 off by bringing in your previous smartphones. Offer valid from 26th July till 31st July 2021.
For other users who are unable to catch the Nord 2 (8GB and 12GB variants) during the Red Cable First Sale and Amazon Prime Day, they can avail of the below offers from 28th July onwards –
- Users can avail of Rs 1000 instant discount and no-cost EMI for 3 and 6 months on HDFC Bank credit cards and EMI transactions on OnePlus.in, Amazon.in, OnePlus Experience Store.
- Switch to OnePlus Nord 2 5G and get an instant INR 1000 off by bringing in your previous smartphones. Offer valid from 26th July till 31st July 2021
- Users who purchase through oneplus.in or the OnePlus store app will be eligible to receive the OnePlus Band at INR 1499. Offer valid from open sales date to 31st July 2021
- OnePlus Nord 2 5G users who sign up for Red Cable Club on their smartphones can also get additional 1Tb Cloud Storage with Red Cable Care plan (under Red Cable Pro), when you sign up before 31st August 2021
- On purchase of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, consumers can get 3 months of Spotify Premium for free. They can avail of this offer through their Red Cable Club platform, starting September 3, 2021. Terms and conditions will apply.
- Other benefits under the Red Cable Pro plans include a 12-month Extended Warranty, an annual subscription to Amazon Prime and Uber Executive access. The benefits will also include an annual subscription to Spotify Premium starting 15th August 2021.
- New users of oneplus.in and the OnePlus Store App can avail an instant discount of Rs. 500 using Welcome Gift voucher. T&C apply.
Other benefits under the Red Cable Pro plans include a 12-month Extended Warranty, an annual subscription to Amazon Prime, Uber Executive access, and soon, an annual subscription to Spotify Premium.
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