It was on July 21, 2020, that OnePlus announced the launch of its new mid-range smartphone — the OnePlus Nord. Positioned below the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 7 series of flagship-grade devices, the OnePlus Nord marks the return of OnePlus to the sub Rs 30K segment after quite some time. With features like a 90Hz display, support for Warp Charge 30T, and a powerful processor, the OnePlus Nord certainly looks promising. On launch day, OnePlus India confirmed that the device shall go on sale in the country starting August 4, 2020. Well, today’s August 4, and it seems OnePlus has had a sudden change of heart. The banner on Amazon now says that the open sale will commence from 12 PM, August 6. A post on the OnePlus forum also confirms this.
OnePlus Nord open sale details
The OnePlus Nord will be on sale via two platforms starting August 6, 2020: OnePlus’ own e-store that can be accessed here; or by simply going to Amazon by clicking this link. OnePlus has confirmed that this will be an open sale. What is interesting, however, is the fact that the company is yet to reveal the time when the sale would actually begin. As mentioned earlier, the company had earlier decided to start the open sale on August 4 before postponing it to August 6.
Let us now check out the pricing details of the OnePlus Nord.
OnePlus Nord price in India, variants
The OnePlus Nord comes in three variants, starting with a base 6GB + 64GB variant that is priced at Rs 24,999. This model, however, will only be available starting September. The two other options – that you can actually buy in this first sale – are the 8GB + 128GB and the 12GB + 256GB variants priced at Rs 27,999 and Rs 29,999, respectively. The phone is offered in two color options: Blue Marble and Gray Onyx.
Launch offers for the OnePlus Nord include
- Up to 6 months No Cost EMI on all major banks
- 50% off on Nord Screen Protection Plan
- Up to 20% off on Nord accessory bundles
- OnePlus Buyback Program
OnePlus Nord specifications, features
All variants of the OnePlus Nord feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G chipset. This is a very powerful SoC positioned only below Qualcomm’s flagship SD 800 series SoCs. For graphics, this chipset uses the Adreno 620 GPU that is more quite capable of ensuring excellent gaming performance. As mentioned earlier, the OnePlus Nord comes in 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB LPDDR4X RAM options and 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS2.1 storage variants. The battery capacity of the OnePlus Nord is 4115 mAh, and it supports OnePlus’ proprietary fast charging technology WarpCharge 30T.
The OnePus Nord features a quad-camera setup at the rear with a primary 48MP wide-angle camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5MP depth camera, and a 2MP macro camera. At the front, the phone features dual cameras that include a 32MP selfie camera, and a secondary 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera.
The OnePlus Nord gets a 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels in the 20:9 aspect ratio. It boasts of 90Hz refresh rate and supports sRGB and DCI-P3 color gamuts. For durability, the OnePlus Nord gets Corning Gorilla Glass 5 as well.