OnePlus has always relied on Qualcomm chips to launch its smartphones since the very first flagship. In the spring of this year, there were rumors that the company would change traditions and start installing MediaTek processors. So far, this has not happened, but now they are again talking about the desire of OnePlus to release a smartphone with a chip from the Taiwanese company.
Information about the new device was shared by a fairly authoritative source, Digital Chat Station. According to him, OnePlus is preparing a smartphone based on Dimensity 1200. And these are all the details that he shared about the device. It is assumed that the owner of Dimensity 1200 can become OnePlus Nord 2.
Recall that OnePlus Nord received the Snapdragon 765G chipset and the appearance of the Dimensity 1200 in the successor can be considered a tangible step forward. This is an eight-core solution that allows smartphones to be equipped with displays with a refresh rate of up to 168 Hz and single cameras at 200 megapixels. Graphics processing is provided by the graphics subsystem Mali-G77 MP9.
Last year, OnePlus decided to tackle the mid-range segment and launched the Nord series, in which the Nord became the firstborn. Later, we saw the OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100. According to rumors, this year the company will also release the Nord CE 5G within this family.
OnePlus is doing just fine. The company posted strong growth in India in the last quarter, according to Counterpoint Research. Recently, OnePlus has shared official statistics regarding its business in Europe. It is, without exaggeration, shocking.
Sales in the European Union are reported to have grown 388% in the first three months of 2021; almost 5 times compared to the first quarter of last year. At the same time, revenue from European sales rose 286 percent, thanks in large part to the popularity of the company’s flagship devices. Senior smartphones accounted for 65% of the company’s total EU revenue in the first quarter of 2021, according to published data. The rest of the revenue came from accessories and mid-range smartphones from the Nord series.
Despite the fact that virtually all smartphone makers are now facing chip shortages; OnePlus is confident in its European shipments and does not expect them to decline. The company says it has an unusual relationship with manufacturing partners; which allows OnePlus to make fairly accurate predictions about its product shipments.