In 2020, OnePlus realized that it would not be able to evolve by releasing only flagships. If a company wants to scale its business and increase its market share, it needs mass products. This was the reason for the appearance of the Nord line in the portfolio of the brand.
Next in line is the release of the OnePlus Nord 2T, which will be a continuation of the OnePlus Nord 2. Its announcement may take place in February and today the characteristics of the smartphone are available online. If the information is reliable, then in the near future we will see the announcement of the successor to Dimensity 1200 – Dimensity 1300. There is no information about what features the new chip will have. This is the first time we hear about this SoC.
OnePlus Nord 2T is credited with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels, 6/8 GB of RAM and a flash drive with a capacity of 128/256 GB. The device will be managed by the Android 12 operating system with the OxygenOS 12 shell. The front camera will have a 32-megapixel resolution and a set of three modules of 50 MP + 8 MP (wide) + 2 MP (monochrome sensor) will be offered on the rear panel.
OnePlus Nord 2T will have a OnePlus 10 Pro flagship feature. We are talking about support for fast charging with a power of 80 watts. The battery capacity will be 4500 mAh.
OnePlus may return to the production of “flagship killers” – affordable smartphones with powerful features
During the past years, OnePlus built a reputation for delivering flagship smartphones at an affordable price point. For this, the company’s devices were even called “flagship killers”. OnePlus smartphones have grown in price over time, equaling this indicator with flagship products from other manufacturers. However, now it seems that the brand intends to return to its roots.
The authoritative Chinese tech blog Digital Chat Station stated that OnePlus is working on a new range of smartphones; the main features of which will be high performance and gaming-oriented, as well as an affordable price. Reports point that smartphones of the new series in China will cost from $315 to $475. As a rule, the cost of smartphones in other countries exceeds the Chinese; but it is unlikely that the prices of new products will reach the level of other flagships.
Digital Chat Station reports that the smartphones of the new series will be running on the basis of flagship chipsets and will receive flat displays. We do not yet know more characteristics details, including the models of chipsets in use. Potentially, these can be either the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or MediaTek Dimensity 9000; or solutions from past years, such as the Snapdragon 888, which is also very good for the cost.
In order to reduce the cost of new products, OnePlus will make a number of compromises; regarding, for example, cameras, moisture protection, support for wireless charging, or other minor functions. Unfortunately, there are no more details about OnePlus’ new “flagship killers” yet, however, they will probably start to appear soon.