Today, the anticipation is over as OnePlus Nord 5 phone releases in India. Here’s everything we need to know about the mid-end smartphone from OnePlus.
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
90Hz refresh rate
48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS (Sony IMX586)
8 MP, f/2.3, FOV 119˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4 (depth sensor)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video recording: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
8 MP, f/2.5, 105˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
Warp Charging 30T (30W)
0 to 70% in 30 minutes (advertised)
Despite being a budget-friendly phone, OnePlus Nord 5G is rumored to be a premium built similar to flagship-level OnePlus phones. It will be a glass front and back + metal frame built with Gorilla Glass Protection 5.
Similar to the OnePlus 8, it has a dual punch-hole design but shifted from the top left to the top center similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series.
On the back is the quad rear camera with dual-LED flash arranged in the vertical positioning on the left side. This is something refreshing from the OnePlus as every OnePlus phone has a camera arrangement at the top center.
Sadly, we do miss the 3.5mm audio jack like the rest of the OnePlus series.
One of the highlights of the OnePlus Nord 5G is the 6.44-inch dual punch-hole display with Full-HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz resolution.
OnePlus Nord 5G will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor which is based on the latest 7nm EUV process and is one of the best power-efficient phones with an incredible performance in the 7xx series. This will make the phone categorize in the upper mid-end category of the smartphone market.
Furthermore, the SoC has coupled with 6/8/12GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 storage.
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Since OnePlus Nord 5G is a Snapdragon 765G phone also covering the gaming section of the phones, it will score around 320,000 to 340,000 points on AnTuTu v8. This is slightly higher than the current SD 765G phones (300,000 to 310,000 points) in the market since OnePlus has incredible software and hardware optimization for its flagships.
OnePlus Nord 5G Phone uses a 48MP quad rear camera with Dual-LED flash. The configuration will be as following:
The front camera is also dual with the following specs:
Since SD 765G supports 5G connectivity. Moreover, it would also be Dual-SIM with 5G + 4G standby. Since it’s available in Europe and India, the specific 4G network bands will be available. Other connectivity features include Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band.
The phone will be powered by a 4155mAh battery and will support 30W fast charging (Warp Charing 30T). With the combination of the SD 765G, the battery timing will be the highest among the OnePlus smartphones.
As for the OS, it will be running on OxygenOS 10.0 OnePlus customized UI based on Android 10. Moreover, it will be updated to Android 11 later.
OnePlus Nord 5G phone price starts from 290 euros (326 USD / Rs.24999 INR) for the 6GB + 64GB variant.
Update July 21: OnePlus Nord 5G is official now. Here are the pricing and sale dates: