OnePlus has a new, affordable phone and it’s called the OnePlus Nord. We don’t have a concrete release schedule yet, but we do know its price and name, and we have an exclusive on some of the OnePlus Nord specs.
Exclusive: OnePlus Nord chipset, 5G and 3 key focuses revealed
The handset was originally rumored to be called variously the OnePlus 8 Lite and OnePlus Z, and the OnePlus Nord name also saw its fair share of leaks – and it’s the moniker the firm has settled on.
In its announcement, OnePlus said that Nord is also a new product line for the company, which may mean the affordable handset – which the firm has confirmed is on its way – will have a name that’s an extension of ‘OnePlus Nord’.
OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the OnePlus Nord smartphone will be available in Europe and India first, while “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”.
As the prices of OnePlus’ handsets continued to climb, the ‘flagship killer’ was becoming just another flagship manufacturer. Its latest generation of phones, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, are excellent high-end devices, but they’re also the firm’s most expensive to date.
The vocal OnePlus community began voicing their frustrations at the ever-increasing price tags. OnePlus had started out as an underdog, taking on an industry that was continuously pushing prices up, and fans feared that OnePlus had lost its way.
Now, OnePlus wants to set the record straight. It’s launching a new line of affordable phones, the first of which is the OnePlus Nord.
We sat down with Carl Pei, the Assistant Head of OnePlus Nord, for an exclusive chat about the new handset, and what it means for consumers and fans of the brand.
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