OnePlus Nord has finally been launched amidst the company’s AR event held on Tuesday. The new OnePlus smartphone packs some amazing key features at a starting price of Rs. 24,999. Notably it is the first ever smartphone on company’s new Nord series. However, industry experts suggest that we are likely to see new additions to the OnePlus Nord series in the coming months.
When will OnePlus Nord Go On Sale in India?
The first ever smartphone of the OnePlus Nord series will go on sale on August 4 in India. Buyers would be able to purchase the new affordable OnePlus phone from the OnePlus’ official website in India, company’s Experience Stores, as well as on the Amazon.Moreover, OnePlus will offer colour variables of Gray Onyx and Blue Marble for its new flagship smartphone.
You can also pre-order it right now through the OnePlus Experience Stores. Moreover, Amazon will also open the pre-order option from July 28. Furthermore, the OnePlus Red Cable Club members will also get a chance to buy it first on August 3 through the company’s website and Experience Stores.
Available Storage Variants, Prices and Discounts in India
The new OnePlus Nord would be available for sale in three storage variants of 6GB, 8GB and 12 GB RAM in the country. The base 6GB model, priced at Rs. 24,999 will pack an internal memory of 64GB. Moreover, it’s other two storage variants of 8GB + 128GB and 12 GB + 256 GB have been set at a launch price of Rs. 27,999 and Rs. 29,999 respectively.
As part of its launch offers, customers can avail up to Rs. 2000 discounts on their American Express cards. Moreover, people pre-ordering the phone will have the option to avail no-cost EMI options. Additionally, buyers will also get benefits worth Rs. 6000 from Reliance Jio. Unsurprisingly, the OnePlus Red Cable Club members will enjoy additional, exclusive offers on buying the new OnePlus Nord.
OnePlus Nord vs OnePlus 7T Pro
OnePlus Nord launch repeatedly reminded us of its less affordable cousin, OnePlus 7T Pro. We are sure that you must also be confused between the newly launched Nord line up and OnePlus 7T series smartphones. So, here’s a quick comparison between OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 7T Pro to help you make a better decision.
|Features and Specs||OnePlus Nord||OnePlus 7T Pro|
|Price||Rs. 24,999-Rs. 29,999||Rs. 47,999 (Amazon)|
|Screen Size||6.44 inches||6.7 inches|
|Display||Full-HD+ AMOLED display||Fluid AMOLED display|
|Processor||Snapdragon 765G SoC||Snapdragon 855 Plus|
|Rear Camera||48MP+8MP+5MP+2MP||48MP + 16MP + 8MP|
|Front Camera||32MP+8MP||16 MP|
|Operating System||Android 10||Android 10|
|Storage Configuration||6GB + 64 GB 8GB + 128 GB 12GB + 256 GB||8 GB + 256 GB 12GB + 256 GB (Mc-LarenEdition)|
OnePlus Nord offers a 6.44-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display while OnePlus 7T Pro features a 6.7-inch 90Hz fluid AMOLED display. The Nord smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC processor and a 4,115mAh battery. On the other hand, the 7T Pro phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor and a 4085 mAh battery.
In terms of camera, OnePlus Nord offers a quad camera setup at the rear and dual cameras for selfies. The rear camera setup includesa primary 48-megapixel camera, 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, 5-megapixel depth sensor and 2-megapixel macro camera. However, the OnePlus 7T Pro offers a triple rear camera setup including 48-megapixel, 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel camera sensors. For selfies, it packs a 16-megapixel front camera.
In some of the major similarities, both the smartphones offer 90Hz refresh rate, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5, an ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor. Moreover, highest storage variants for both the phones offer 12 GB RAM and up to 256 GB internal memory. Additionally, they also run on the Android 10 Oxygen OS. Furthermore, both OnePlus Nord and 7T Pro use OnePlus Warp Charge and support maximum charging speed up to 30W.
The OnePlus 7T Pro does offer a few extra features such as Dolby Atmos and HDR video support, besides bigger screen size in comparison to Nord. However, the latest OnePlus smartphone makes up for it with 5G connectivity support and enhanced cameras. Thus, with a price tag that’s around 20K lower, the new pocket-friendly OnePlus Nord would be our preferred pick.