OnePlus Nord 2 5G was launched on Thursday as the company’s newest model in the company’s Nord series. Compared to last year’s OnePlus Nord, which was equipped with quad rear cameras and dual selfie cameras, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G has triple rear cameras and a punch-hole display with a single selfie camera. However, the new smartphone has a number of upgrades over its predecessor. These mainly include a bigger main camera, bigger battery, and faster charging. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is also the company’s first phone to feature a MediaTek SoC. In addition to the Nord 2 5G, the Chinese company has introduced the OnePlus Buds Pro as new truly wireless (TWS) earphones.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India, availability details
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India has been set at Rs. 27,999 for the basic version 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. The phone also has an 8GB + 128GB option priced at Rs. 29,999 and the top of the range with 12GB of RAM + 256GB for Rs. 34,999. It is available in the colors Blue Haze, Gray Sierra and Green Wood (exclusive in India).
In terms of availability, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G will be offered in early access sales in India from July 26th via Amazon and OnePlus.in. It will be limited to Amazon Prime members through Amazon and OnePlus Red Cable Club members through OnePlus.in website and the company’s offline retail channels. However, open sales for the OnePlus Nord 2 5G will begin on July 28th via Amazon, OnePlus.in, OnePlus Experience Stores and retail partners like Vijay Sales.
The introductory offers for the OnePlus Nord 2 5G include an immediate 10 percent discount on debit and credit cards from HDFC Bank as well as EMI transactions and an additional exchange discount of Rs. 1,000 instead of an old smartphone. The phone is also bundled with a three-month Spotify Premium subscription for select customers. Red Cable Club members, on the other hand, are also entitled to benefits such as Amazon Prime, Uber Executive, and Spotify Premium access through Red Cable Pro plans.
Apart from the Nord 2, the OnePlus Buds Pro will be available at a price of 149 euros (around 13,100 rupees). The earbuds will be available in Glossy White and Matte Black and will go on sale in Europe from August 25th. Prices and availability of the OnePlus Buds Pro in India to be announced.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G specs
The dual SIM (nano) OnePlus Nord 2 5G runs on Android 11 with OxygenOS 11.3 on top. The custom skin is based in particular on Oppos ColorOS 11.3, thanks to the recent merger between OnePlus and Oppo. The phone has a 6.43-inch Full HD + (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20: 9 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Under the hood there is an Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 -AI SoC, paired with up to 12 GB LPDDR4x RAM. There’s the triple rear camera setup that houses a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor with an f / 1.88 lens and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The camera setup also includes an 8 megapixel secondary sensor with an f / 2.25 ultra wide angle lens that has a field of view (FoV) of 119.7 degrees and is coupled with electronic image stabilization (EIS). On the back there is also a 2 megapixel monochrome sensor and an f / 2.5 lens.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a primary camera sensor from Sony IMX766 with 50 megapixels on the back
OnePlus has provided up to 4K video recordings with a frame rate of 30 frames per second on the Nord 2 5G. There are also pre-installed video focused features like super slow motion video recording to 1080p at 120 fps, time lapse, video editor. There are also proprietary features like 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 has a single 32-megapixel camera sensor from Sony IMX615 with an f / 2.45 lens on the front. The front camera is also available with EIS support.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS / A-GPS / NavIC, NFC and a USB Type-C port. On-board sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus offers two stereo speakers for the Nord 2 5G. There is also support for onboard noise cancellation.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G contains a 4,500 mAh dual-cell battery that supports Warp Charge 65 (the supported charger is included). The proprietary technology is said to charge the battery from 0 to 100 percent in just 30 minutes. The phone also measures 158.9 x 73.2 x 8.25 mm and weighs 189 grams.
OnePlus Buds Pro specifications
The OnePlus Buds Pro are designed as premium TWS earphones from OnePlus. The earphones are equipped with dynamic 11mm drivers and deliver a latency of just 94 milliseconds (in Pro Gaming mode). OnePlus offers Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) along with three different modes, namely Extreme, Faint and Smart. The Extreme mode is supposed to offer a noise suppression of up to 40 dB, while the Faint mode is supposed to suppress noise of 25 dB. In contrast, the Smart mode is available to automatically react to the surrounding environment in order to adapt and compensate for ambient noise. There’s a three-mic setup as well as a custom noise-canceling algorithm to filter out unwanted noise.
OnePlus Buds Pro come with 11mm dynamic drivers
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OnePlus has also provided Dolby Atmos support for the Buds Pro, but that would be limited to some of the latest OnePlus flagships. Additionally, the earbuds come with a Zen Mode Air, which offers a list of white sounds to help relieve 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 to different sounds.
The OnePlus Buds Pro earbuds are IP44 certified for dust and water resistance. The charging case has USB Type-C and wireless charging (Qi standard).
In terms of connectivity, there is Bluetooth v5.2. The earbuds also offer a seamless, high-speed connectivity experience with OnePlus phones. However, users of other phones can use the HeyMelody app to access some of the proprietary features.
The OnePlus Buds Pro should deliver up to 38 hours of battery life. The company is said to offer 10 hours of playback with 10 minutes of wired warp loading.
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