OnePlus’ new affordable smartphone product line to be called ‘OnePlus Nord’

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OnePlus Nord pre-booking may start from tomorrow, expected to launch on 10 July

While the first device under the OnePlus Nord line will be available in Europe and India, a select number of users in North America will also get a chance to experience the new device through a highly limited beta program after launch.

OnePlus has been keeping us guessing concerning its upcoming affordable smartphone but the company put all guessing to rest by announcing that the name will be called OnePlus Nord.

But perhaps the most tantalising thing about the Nord is that based on a tweet by OnePlus' other co-founder Carl Pei showing a photo of the original OnePlus One, it's possible that the Nord could cost as little as $US300 ($435) or $US350 ($508). Saying it's a budget phone, you must be wanting to know its rumoured price. Instead, it relies on word-of-mouth advertising from its users. Usually by confirming different aspects of the device, like the processor, RAM, colors, and such. All we now know is that it will cost less than US$500. Other than that, it will also come with a dual front-facing camera setup that includes a 32MP and 8MP sensors. That mindset changed with the OnePlus 8 Pro as the company obtained an IP68 rating for the phone. That's really going to help OnePlus grow its market share in India - which is already its biggest market. Likely looking to test the waters here, seeing as the United States is more into premium flagship smartphones than cheaper ones.

The OnePlus Nord is expected to support 5G and in fact, the Snapdragon 765/G chipset rumored to be powering the device has an integrated 5G modem. It could do well in the U.S., but OnePlus' name is still not big here.

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