(Pocket-lint) – OnePlus is working on a successor to the OnePlus Nord in the Nord 2. It will be announced on 22 July 2021.
Some specs for the OnePlus Nord 2 have already been revealed by OnePlus and for those that haven’t, there are plenty of rumours to give us a good indication of how it might compare to the OnePlus Nord.
Here is how the OnePlus Nord 2 differs from the original Nord, based on the speculation.
- Nord 2: 160 x 73.8 x 8.1mm, plastic?
- Nord: 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2mm, 184g, glass and aluminium
Based on the leaks, the OnePlus Nord 2 will offer a slightly different design to the original Nord, taking cues from the OnePlus 9 series instead. It is expected to come with a large rectangular camera housing on the rear, with two prominent camera lenses and one smaller lens.
On the front, the OnePlus Nord 2 appears to have a punch hole camera in the top left corner of its display and an under-display fingerprint sensor is expected. It’s said the Nord 2 will measure 160 x 73.8 x 8.1mm, which is slightly taller than the original Nord.
The original Nord meanwhile, has a pill-shaped camera housing on the rear, with three camera lenses. There is a dual punch hole camera on the front in the top left corner of the display and it too has an under display fingerprint sensor.
There is no official IP rating for the OnePlus Nord, and there isn’t expected to be on the OnePlus Nord 2 either. The Nord has the signature OnePlus alert slider, which the OnePlus Nord 2 is also expected to offer.
- Nord 2: 6.43-inch, Full HD+, 90Hz refresh rate
- Nord: 6.44-inch, Full HD+, 90Hz refresh rate
The OnePlus Nord 2 will come with a 6.43-inch display, offering a Full HD+ resolution, likely to be 2400 x 1080. This would deliver a pixel density of 409ppi.
It will be an AMOLED panel and it is confirmed to be coming with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification.
The original Nord meanwhile, has a 6.44-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080, which delivers a pixel density of 411ppi. It offers a 20:9 aspect ratio and it too has a 90Hz refresh rate.
The Nord has a flat display, which the Nord 2 is also expected to offer.
Hardware and specs
- Nord 2: MediaTek Dimensity 1200, 8/12GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4500mAh
- Nord: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, 8/12GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4115mAh
The OnePlus Nord 2 will come with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor under its hood – said to have the same performance as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip. There’s said to be up to 12GB of RAM support and up to 256GB storage.
In terms of battery, the OnePlus Nord 2 is said to be sporting a 4500mAh cell, which is said to support fast charging, though it is not clear whether this will be 30W or 65W.
The original OnePlus Nord runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, supported by up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.
It has a 4115mAh battery capacity and it supports fast charging but not wireless charging.
- Nord 2: Triple rear (50MP OIS +8MP+2MP), 32MP
- Nord: Quad rear (48MP+8MP+5MP+2MP), dual front (32MP+8MP)
The OnePlus Nord 2 is confirmed to be coming with a triple rear camera that offers a 50-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilisation. Rumours claim the main sensor will be joined by an 8-megapixel secondary camera and a 2-megapixel third camera. No further details have been reported here though.
The Nord 2’s front camera is said to be a 32-megapixel sensor.
The OnePlus Nord has a quad rear camera comprised of a main sensor, ultra-wide sensor, macro sensor and a depth sensor. The main sensor is 48-megapixels with an aperture of f/1.75, the ultra-wide is 8-megapixels with an aperture of f/2.25 and a field of view of 119-degrees, the depth sensor is 5-megapixels with an aperture of f/2.4 and the marco sensor is 2-megapixels with an aperture of f/2.4. The main sensor offers OIS and EIS.
On the front, the Nord has a dual front camera made up of a 32-megapixel main sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra wide angle sensor.
Based on the speculation, the OnePlus Nord 2 will offer a refreshed design over its predecessor, closer in-line with the company’s flagship offering, whilst also offering a slightly larger battery capacity, and maybe support for faster charging.
The Nord looks like it will have an extra camera lens on the rear and front compared to the Nord 2 – though this doesn’t automatically translate to better results – and it of course has an older processor. The display, RAM and storage appears to be similar between the Nord and Nord 2 though.
For now, only some details are official regarding the OnePlus Nord 2 so we will update this feature when all the specs are in. You can read all the rumours surrounding the device in our separate feature.
Writing by Britta O’Boyle. Originally published on .