OnePlus Nord 2 5G was launched on Thursday as the latest model of the company’s Nord series. Compared with the OnePlus Nord, which was equipped with four rear cameras and dual selfie cameras last year, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is equipped with three rear cameras and a punch-hole display with a single selfie camera. However, the new smartphone has undergone a series of upgrades compared to its predecessor. These mainly include larger main cameras, larger batteries and faster charging. OnePlus Nord 2 5G is also the company’s first mobile phone equipped with a MediaTek SoC. In addition to Nord 2 5G, the Chinese company also launched OnePlus Buds Pro as its new true wireless (TWS) earbuds.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India, availability details
The price of OnePlus Nord 2 5G in India is set at Rs. The basic 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is 27,999. This phone also has an 8GB + 128GB option, which is priced at Rs. Top 12GB RAM + 256GB model with 29,999 and Rs. 34,999. It comes in three colors: Blue Haze, Grey Sierra and Green Wood (unique to India).
As far as its availability is concerned, OnePlus Nord 2 5G will begin preemptive sales in India through Amazon and OnePlus.in on July 26. Amazon Prime members through Amazon and OnePlus Red Cable Club members through OnePlus.in limited sale website and the company’s offline retail channels. However, the public sale of OnePlus Nord 2 5G will begin on July 28 through Amazon, OnePlus.in, OnePlus Experience Stores, and retail partners including Vijay Sales.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G’s launch offers include 10% instant discounts on HDFC bank debit and credit cards and EMI transactions and an additional redemption discount of Rs. 1,000 to replace old smartphones. The phone will also provide a three-month Spotify Premium subscription service for specific customers. On the other hand, Red Cable Club members are also eligible to receive benefits including Amazon Prime, Uber Executive, and Spotify Premium through the Red Cable Pro program.
Except for Nord 2, the price of OnePlus Buds Pro is 149 Euros (approximately Rs 13,100). The earplugs will be available in bright white and matte black and will be available for sale in Europe on August 25. India’s pricing and availability of OnePlus Buds Pro have not yet been announced.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G specifications
The dual card (nano) OnePlus Nord 2 5G runs on Android 11, with OxygenOS 11.3 on top. Due to the recent merger of OnePlus and Oppo, custom skins are specifically based on Oppo’s ColorOS 11.3. This phone is equipped with a 6.43-inch Full HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixel) Fluid AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a refresh rate of 90Hz. Under the hood, there is an eight-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC, plus up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The triple rear camera setup includes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensor with f/1.88 lens and optical image stabilization (OIS). The camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel auxiliary sensor with an f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle lens, a field of view (FoV) of 119.7 degrees, and an electronic image stabilizer (EIS). There is also a 2 megapixel monochrome sensor and an f/2.5 lens on the back.
OnePlus has already provided up to 4K video recording at a frame rate of 30fps on the Nord 2 5G. It is also pre-installed with video-focused functions, such as recording super slow motion video at 120fps at 1080p, time-lapse photography, and video editor. There are also proprietary features, including Nightscape Ultra, AI photo enhancement, AI video enhancement, UltraShot HDR, portrait mode, dual video and professional mode.
For selfies and video chats, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a 32-megapixel Sony IMX615 camera sensor on the front with an f/2.45 lens. The front camera also provides EIS support.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G is equipped with up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage space. Connection options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS/NavIC, NFC and USB Type-C ports. Onboard sensors include accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope and proximity sensor. The phone is also equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus provides dual stereo speakers on the Nord 2 5G. Noise cancellation support is also provided on board.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G is equipped with a 4,500mAh dual-cell battery and supports Warp Charge 65 (supported chargers are in the box). It is said that this proprietary technology can charge the battery from 0% to 100% in just 30 minutes. In addition, the size of this phone is 158.9×73.2×8.25 mm and weighs 189 grams.
OnePlus Buds Pro specifications
OnePlus Buds Pro is designed as premium TWS earbuds from OnePlus House. The earbuds are equipped with 11 mm dynamic drivers, and the delay rate is as low as 94 milliseconds (when using professional gaming mode). OnePlus offers Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and three different modes, namely extreme, weak and smart. The Extreme mode is designed to provide up to 40dB of noise cancellation, and the Faint mode is designed to eliminate 25dB of noise. In contrast, the smart mode can automatically respond to the surrounding environment to adjust and compensate for the surrounding noise. There is a three-microphone setting and a custom noise reduction algorithm to filter unwanted noise.
OnePlus also provides Dolby Atmos support on Buds Pro, but this is limited to some of the latest OnePlus flagship products. In addition, earbuds are equipped with Zen Mode Air, which can provide a series of white noise to reduce stress and make users feel calm. OnePlus also provides a proprietary feature called OnePlus Audio ID, which can customize music playback according to the user’s sensitivity to different sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Pro earbuds have IP44 certification for dust and water resistance. The charging box has USB Type-C and wireless charging (Qi standard).
In terms of connectivity, there is Bluetooth v5.2. The earbuds also provide a seamless and fast connection experience with OnePlus phones. However, users on other phones can use the HeyMelody app to access certain proprietary functions.
OnePlus Buds Pro is said to provide up to 38 hours of battery life. The company claims to provide 10 hours of play time and 10 minutes of Warp wired charging.