Update, July 14, 2020 (6AM ET): OnePlus has announced India pre-orders for the OnePlus Nord. Folks in India will be able to pre-order the new OnePlus phone from Amazon starting July 15 at 1:30PM IST (4AM ET). The global pre-orders for the phone will also go live at the same time (see original article below).
In India, buyers will have to pay Rs 499 (~$7) to place a pre-order for the OnePlus Nord. OnePlus says this pre-order is a one-time event for limited OnePlus Nord stock. It’s unclear what this means, but it looks like there won’t be any more pre-orders for the phone after this until it goes on open sale.
Upon pre-ordering, customers will receive a gift box containing limited-edition merchandise from OnePlus. Those who pre-order and complete the purchase of the phone by August 31 will be entitled to receive a second surprise gift box containing accessories and other things.
Original article, June 30 2020 (6:44AM ET): OnePlus has been teasing its upcoming smartphone for some time now, widely expected to be called the OnePlus Nord or something to that effect.
The firm is promoting the mysterious device via its OnePlusLiteZThing Instagram account, and it’s now used the account to announce a limited pre-order program for the upcoming phone.
The company posted a series of stories, noting that pre-orders will be limited to just 100 phones. OnePlus has also issued a countdown to the start of this initiative, with the countdown ending at 4AM ET on Wednesday, July 1. Check out a screenshot of the relevant story below.
The second round kicks off on July 8 at 10AM CEST. The first and second rounds are both “limited” pre-orders. Meanwhile, the third round kicks off on July 15 at 10AM CEST and OnePlus says this round will be open for 24 hours.
As for the OnePlus Nord pre-order process, you’ll need to pay €20 or £20 to make the pre-order in Europe and UK. The firm says it’ll send you “awesome merch” straight away once you’ve successfully pre-ordered the phone. OnePlus will then send you an invitation code when the phone is released so you can finish the order. Furthermore, the firm says it’ll offer a “surprise gift” to all customers who pre-order the device.
OnePlus says the first and second round pre-order customers will receive a “random lifestyle product, a sticker pack, and other mystery gifts.” Meanwhile, those who pre-order early in the third round will get a sticker pack and a mystery gift. Images seen on the website suggest that a water bottle and/or apparel will be on offer.
The OnePlus Nord is tipped to get a Snapdragon 765 series chipset, quad rear cameras, a 90Hz screen, and 30W charging. Here’s hoping the price is as impressive as the marketing hype.
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