Recently, we talked about the future Realme X9 Pro being just a slightly modified version of the Oppo Reno6 Pro + 5G. And today its turns out that the Realme X9 Pro will also have a follower. One Chinese source said that the OnePlus Nord 2 will only be a renamed version of the Realme X9 Pro and, in turn, will also inherit the features of the Oppo Reno6 Pro+.
According to the insider, the company is developing two Realme X9 Pro models, where one of them is based on Snapdragon 870, and the second is based on Dimensity 1200. The difference is that the version with the Qualcomm chip will offer a curved OLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and the variant with SoC from MediaTek will have a flat-screen. The Snapdragon 870 version will only be available in China, while the rest of the world will get the Dimensity 1200 version, and it will arrive as the OnePlus Nord 2.
OnePlus Nord 2 will be a rebranded version of the Realme X9 Pro
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Naturally, in terms of design, both smartphones will differ; and the device from OnePlus will receive a proprietary slider for switching modes; and in the main camera, the shirik will be replaced with a sensor with a resolution of 8 megapixels; versus 16 megapixels in the Realme X9 Pro.
Developing smartphones is a complex and tough process. This is a product that requires special knowledge and skills during development; and its creation is a laborious process and involves a number of difficulties. To create a viable model, it is necessary to combine the efforts of several people, from engineers to marketers. But a lot comes down to the production cycle and money.
Not all companies have the necessary base to create smartphones; and do not really want to spend a lot of money on creating a device. It is much easier to take a ready-made device, make some small changes to it; and voila – the smartphone is ready. All this is commonly called “rebranding”, which Chinese companies have begun to actively engage in. This is clearly visible if you analyze the lineup of Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo and Realme. And the same fate awaits OnePlus Nord 2.
The OnePlus Nord 2 could retain a similar price or the Nord when it launches later this year.