OnePlus is gearing up for the launch of the Nord 2 in India. The new OnePlus smartphone debuts today at 7.30 pm IST. The Nord 2 will launch as a successor to the original Nord, which was unveiled last year in the country. A report now claims that OnePlus has discontinued the Nord in India. The BGR India report states that the mid-range OnePlus smartphone was available for purchase only till stocks lasted and is not up for purchase anymore.
The Nord 2 is set to come with major upgrades over the original Nord in terms of hardware and features. OnePlus also recently launched the Nord CE 5G in India that came with the “core” features of the original Nord at a slightly lesser price. Therefore, it makes total sense for OnePlus to discontinue the original Nord while it gears up to launch its successor.
The Nord is listed as out-of-stock on the company’s official India website. The device is no longer listed on Amazon India either. The report claims that the phone is no longer available for purchase in offline stores.
The original Nord was launched in three storage configurations – 6GB + 64GB, 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB. It was launched in India for Rs 24,999 and went all the way up to Rs 29,999. The phone featured a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED 90Hz display, a Snapdragon 765G SoC and a 4,300 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.
Compared to this, the Nord 2 packs the same display but features a single hole-punch camera cutout. It also draws power from a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. The phone packs a 4,500 mAh battery and supports 65W fast charging. It also features a 50MP triple-camera setup on the back.
If reports are to be believed, the Nord 2 will launch under Rs 30,000 in India. This is quite a bump over the original Nord, which debuted in India for Rs 24,999.
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