OnePlus is adopting a different strategy in the post-COVID-19 ear with its smartphones. While going more premium with the OnePlus 8 series, the OnePlus Nord is its attempt to have a strong foothold in the midrange segments. The Nord has got decent reviews but is still out of reach for many. OnePlus seems to be addressing the issue as tipsters get hold of information about its upcoming smartphones.
Popular tipster Max J. has shared some concept images of two OnePlus devices that could end up in the Nord series. Note that these are just concepts and not actual renders. Hence, these give us a fair idea of what to expect if OnePlus does an even cheaper Nord device. There are two phones expected to come out with a varying level of features and luxuries.
The concepts show a familiar design language to the existing OnePlus Nord. At the back, you see the same plain-jane design with vertical camera layouts. One of the models is having a triple sensor setup while the other one gets a dual-camera setup. To the front, these models feature a modern narrow-bezel display with a small punch-hole cutout. This is a drastic departure from Nord’s pill-shaped cutout.
ONEPLUS NORD LITE EXPECTED SPECIFICATIONS
These concepts don’t accompany any specifications but we can always speculate. Rumours have long said OnePlus planning two phones using the Snapdragon 690 chipset. This chip belongs to Qualcomm’s 5G chip lineup and is meant for budget smartphones. Hence, OnePlus could rely on this chip to reach the sub-Rs 20,000 segment once more since the OnePlus X.
It’s a leak… sort of.
Let me introduce Codename “Billie” or as we call it: Aurora.
The devices are based on our imagination but I believe they could be very close to the actual phones.