OnePlus, which has only made flagships for several years, entered the budget smartphone market last year with the OnePlus Nord lineup. The company is now preparing to launch the OnePlus Nord 2, details of which have surfaced online.
In addition to the flagship smartphones of the OnePlus 9 series, the Chinese company is going to release the inexpensive OnePlus Nord 2 with the aim of strengthening its position in the competitive mid-range smartphone market. The device will be built on the basis of the new single-chip system MediaTek Dimensity 1200 with support for 5G networks.
OnePlus has so far used Qualcomm SoCs in all of its smartphones. The Dimensity 1200 is manufactured in a 6nm process. The Dimensity 1200 configuration includes eight cores (1 + 3 + 4), the main one being the Cortex-A78, which operates at 3.0 GHz. Additionally, three more Cortex-A78 cores with a frequency of 2.6 Hz and four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores operating at a frequency of 2.0 Hz are installed. Dimensity 1200 also supports 5G dual SIM dual standby
Detailed specifications about the smartphone are expected to appear shortly. OnePlus Nord has had success in the Indian market mainly due to its affordable $ 340 price tag. It is unlikely that the new smartphone will be significantly more expensive.
OnePlus Nord 2 is expected to be released in the second quarter.