OnePlus accidentally reveals name of upcoming affordable phone


OnePlus Nord is likely the next smartphone by OnePlus that kickstarts the company’s lineup of affordable mobile phones. A lower-cost smartphone by the company has been in rumoured for quite some time now as the OnePlus Z or OnePlus 8 Lite, but the company didn’t officially acknowledge its existence until yesterday when it went live with the Instagram account dubbed as OnePlus Z Lite Thing

The same account posted another update just minutes ago with a set of four pictures but one of them was deleted almost immediately. Eagle-eyed fans were quick to grab a screenshot of the deleted picture which indicates the name of the upcoming OnePlus phone as Nord. There is Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus in the picture and someone holding two cards with one of them having the words “NORD” written on it.

There’s another card which says “here’s to the first 100”, with the subtext being unreadable. With the announcement of its new Instagram account, OnePlus also revealed that they have surprises for the first 100 followers who join the account.

As per our previous report, OnePlus did register a trademark for “Nord by OnePlus” back in March, earlier this year. As for the Instagram account that goes by the name OnePlus Z Lite Thing, it is becoming increasingly apparent that it’s just a marketing term being used by the company that stems from all the rumours around the naming of the upcoming affordable smartphone.

OnePlus Nord leaked specifications

OnePlus Nord is rumoured to feature a 6.55-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED screen with a 90Hz high-refresh-rate. The leaks have indicated that the phone could have a punch-hole cutout in the centre for the selfie camera.

The phone will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with an octa-core processor and Adreno 620 GPU. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and there could be more variants as well.

The OnePlus Nord could come with triple camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 64MP camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-camera and a 2MP macro lens. On the front, there is a 16MP camera for selfies.

It is rumoured to be fitted with a 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging out-of-the-box. Carl Pei even suggested the phone could be priced as much as the original OnePlus One, which launched at around Rs 22,000. We’ll keep an eye out for developments with the OnePlus Nord in the heads up to the official launch that is expected to be scheduled sometime in July.


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