With not one but two different Nord-branded smartphones essentially guaranteed to see daylight over the next week or so, this feels like the perfect time to discuss… a third new member of the mid-end family expected to go official at some point next month.
One high-end camera to go with that blazing fast processor
OnePlus 9 Pro
Big battery, lots of memory and storage, same great prices
That latter number marks a substantial upgrade from the already reasonably large 4,115mAh cell inside the 6.44-inch OG Nord. Impressively enough, the Nord 2 will reportedly keep that screen size (largely) unchanged while also retaining the FHD+ resolution, AMOLED technology, 90Hz refresh rate support, and in-display fingerprint scanner.
OG OnePlus Nord
On top of everything, the 5G-capable OnePlus Nord 2 could cost as little as 2,000 yuan in China with an 8GB memory count and 128 gigs of internal storage space. Believe it or not, that would equate to a measly $315 or so for an entry-level configuration offering two extra gigs of RAM and twice the local digital hoarding room of the cheapest Nord 1 variant.
There will also be a higher-end 12GB RAM/256GB ROM model released sometime in July, and if history is any indication, that should fetch around €499 in Europe right off the bat, compared to €399 or so as far as the other configuration is concerned.