OnePlus Nord is official. After months of rumors and speculation, the Chinese smartphone maker has confirmed the name of its upcoming and very teased and affordable phone.
Initially the laptop was said to be called differently OnePlus 8 Lite and OnePlus Z, and the name OnePlus Nord also saw its fair share of losses – and it’s the moniker the company has settled on.
In its announcement, OnePlus said that Nord is also a new product line for the company, which could mean that the budget phone – which the company has confirmed is coming – will have a name that is an extension of “OnePlus North”.
OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the OnePlus Nord smartphone will first be available in Europe and India, while “a select number of users in North America will also have the opportunity to try the new device through a highly limited beta program after the launch. “
It’s unclear why OnePlus is running a beta program in the United States or how many units will be available, but we’ll update you when we know more.
OnePlus has also confirmed, through its Instagram channel, that 100 units of its new smartphone will be available for order at 9:00 BST (4:00 EDT, 1:00 PDT) on July 1st.
What will OnePlus Nord offer?
This is the first time since the launch of the short-lived OnePlus X in 2015 that OnePlus launches an inexpensive phone alongside its flagship offer.
OnePlus hasn’t provided more information on OnePlus Nord yet, so that name is all we know for sure, but various leaks have hinted at what we might expect.
According to a recent rumor, OnePlus Nord should have two front cameras (32MP + 8MP) in a hole in the corner of the screen.
Meanwhile, a loss of specs suggests that OnePlus Nord will arrive with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6 GB of RAM, a 6.65-inch screen and three rear cameras – however this report also says that the phone will only have a front-facing camera.
An older report states that the laptop will come with a MediaTek 1000 chipset, a single front-facing camera and a 6.4-inch screen.
All this means that we are not completely clear on what OnePlus Nord will look like when it is officially launched, and we are still waiting to know when it will be.