Oneplus Nord Specifications And Launch Date Leak
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro became official in April, marking the firm’s first phones of 2020. But we’ve also been hearing about a mid-range OnePlus phone for months now, tentatively known at the time as the OnePlus Z. Now, though, we know it will land as the OnePlus Nord, with “Nord” referring to the concept of true north. You can read all about the name choice here.
The company’s last mid-range phone was the OnePlus X back in 2015, so this is clearly a big deal for the budget-conscious fans of the brand. It’s an even bigger deal when we look at the OnePlus 8 series’ pricing.
So is the OnePlus Nord shaping up to be a worthy successor to the OnePlus X (spoiler alert: no)? Here’s everything we know (or think we know) about it so far.
Originally, we expected to see the OnePlus Nord launch alongside the OnePlus 8 series on April 14, but that didn’t happen. OnePlus then teased a product announcement at its Chinese launch on April 16, but the phone didn’t appear here either.
A string of leaks recently suggested that we could see the OnePlus Nord launch in India on July 10. Strangely, OnePlus already opened pre-orders for the Nord online but kept supply very limited. You can read all about how pre-orders work for the Nord here.
Amazon India may have spoiled the launch date more recently, as it prematurely listed an invite for July 21. The listing was then removed from the site.
On July 7, OnePlus announced that the Nord launch would indeed take place on July 21. This means that the premature Amazon India listing was indeed correct.