OnePlus Nord 2 5G was launched on Thursday as the latest model of the company’s Nord series. Compared to last year’s OnePlus Nord which came with quad rear cameras and had dual selfie cameras, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G sports a triple rear camera and a punch-hole display with a single selfie camera. However, the new smartphone has a series of upgrades in comparison to its predecessor. These mainly include bigger primary camera, bigger battery and fast charging. OnePlus Nord 2 5G is also the first phone from the company to come with MediaTek SoC. In addition to the Nord 2 5G, the Chinese company introduced the OnePlus Buds Pro as its new true wireless (TWS) earbuds.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India, availability details
OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India has been set at Rs. 27,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone also has an 8GB + 128GB option priced at Rs. 29,999 and the top-of-the-line 12GB RAM + 256GB model at Rs. 34,999. It comes in Blue Haze, Gray Sierra and Green Wood (India-Exclusive) colours.
In terms of its availability, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G will go on an early access sale in India from July 26 via Amazon and OnePlus.in. This will be limited to Amazon Prime members via Amazon and OnePlus Red Cable Club members through OnePlus. Site and Company’s offline retail channels. However, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G open sale will start from July 28 through retail partners including Amazon, OnePlus.in, OnePlus Experience Stores and Vijay Sales.
Launch offers on OnePlus Nord 2 5G include 10 percent instant discount via HDFC Bank debit and credit cards as well as EMI transactions and additional exchange discount of Rs. 1,000 for an old smartphone. The phone will also be bundled with a three-month Spotify Premium subscription for select customers. Red Cable Club members, on the other hand, will also be eligible to avail benefits including Amazon Prime, Uber Executive, Spotify Premium access through Red Cable Pro plans.
Apart from the Nord 2, the OnePlus Buds Pro will be available with a price tag of EUR 149 (approximately Rs 13,100). The earbuds will be available in Glossy White and Matte Black colors and will go on sale in Europe from August 25. The price and availability of the OnePlus Buds Pro in India is yet to be revealed.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus Nord 2 5G runs on Android 11 with OxygenOS 11.3 on top. The custom skin is exclusively based on Oppo’s ColorOS 11.3 due to the recent merger between OnePlus and Oppo. The phone flaunts a 6.43-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, there is an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC, coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM. There is a triple rear camera setup that includes an f/1.88 lens and a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS). The camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.25 ultra-wide lens that has a field of view (FoV) of 119.7 degrees and is paired with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). A 2-megapixel monochrome sensor is also available at the back along with an f/2.5 lens.
OnePlus has provided 4K video recording at 30fps frame rate on the Nord 2 5G. It also has preloaded video-focused functions like super slow motion video recording at 1080p at 120fps, time-lapse, video editor. There are also proprietary features including Nightscape Ultra, AI Photo Enhancement, AI Video Enhancement, UltraShot HDR, Portrait Mode, Dual Video, and a Pro Mode.
For selfies and video chats, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G sports a single, 32-megapixel Sony IMX615 camera sensor on the front with an f/2.45 lens. The front-facing camera is also available with EIS support.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with UFS 3.1 storage up to 256GB. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS/ NavIC, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope and a proximity sensor. The phone also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus has offered dual stereo speakers on the Nord 2 5G. There is also noise cancellation support on board.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G packs a 4,500mAh dual-cell battery that supports Warp Charge 65 (supported charger is in the box). The proprietary technology is claimed to charge the battery from 0 to 100 percent in just 30 minutes. Apart from this, the phone measures 158.9×73.2×8.25mm and weighs 189 grams.
OnePlus Buds Pro Specifications
OnePlus Buds Pro are designed as premium TWS earbuds from the house of OnePlus. The earbuds come with 11mm dynamic drivers and offer latency rates as low as 94 milliseconds (when using Pro Gaming Mode). OnePlus has provided Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) with three different modes, namely Extreme, Fent and Smart. Extreme mode is designed to offer up to 40dB of noise cancellation, while Fant mode is meant to offer up to 25dB of noise cancellation. In contrast, Smart Mode is available to automatically respond to the ambient environment to adjust and compensate for surrounding noise. There is a three-microphone setup with custom noise reduction algorithms to filter out unwanted noise.
OnePlus has also offered Dolby Atmos support on the Buds Pro, but it will be limited to some of the latest OnePlus flagships. Furthermore, the earbuds come with a Zen Mode Air that offers a list of white noises to reduce stress and give users a sense of calm. OnePlus has also provided a proprietary feature called OnePlus Audio ID to customize music playback based on users’ sensitivity towards different sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Pro earbuds have IP44 certification for both dust and water resistance. The charging case has USB Type-C and wireless charging (Qi standard).
In terms of connectivity, Bluetooth v5.2. The earbuds also provide a smooth, fast connectivity experience with OnePlus phones. However, users of other phones can access some proprietary features using the HeyMelody app.
The OnePlus Buds Pro is claimed to offer up to 38 hours of battery life. The company claims that it gives 10 hours of playback with 10 minutes of Warp wired charging.