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OnePlus Nord specs: Your typical mid-range phone or much more?

From horsepower to cameras and more, here's what the OnePlus Nord delivers on paper.

Published onJune 18, 2021

The OnePlus Nord hit the market after tons of marketing hype, bringing a mid-ranger to the OnePlus fold for the first time since 2015. OnePlus had offered a drip-feed of info in the run-up to the launch, but all mysteries have been solved, and we have the full OnePlus Nord specs.

You can check out the full spec sheet below.

OnePlus Nord
6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080
20:9 aspect ratio
90Hz refresh rate
In-display fingerprint sensor
Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Adreno 620
6GB / 8GB / 12GB LPDDR4X
64GB / 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1
- 48MP main (f/1.75, 0.8µm)
- 8MP ultra-wide (f/2.25, 119 degrees)
- 5MP depth (f/2.4)
- 2MP macro (f/2.4)

- 32MP main (f/2.45, 0.8µm)
- 8MP ultra-wide (f/2.45, 105 degrees)
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
No wireless charging
IP Rating
OxygenOS 10.5
Android 10
Gray Onyx
Blue Marble
Dimensions and weight
158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2mm

A rundown of the OnePlus Nord specs

The Nord is equipped with a 5G-enabled Snapdragon 765G processor that’s definitely a step or two below the OnePlus 8 seriesSnapdragon 865 SoC. Nevertheless, the chipset is still pretty nippy, and the 8GB to 12GB of RAM should still make for a relatively smooth experience. You’ve also got 128GB to 256GB of storage, although you’ll have to make do without storage expansion as usual.

OnePlus Nord Holding the phone looking at the home screen
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It wouldn’t be an upper mid-range release in 2020 without a high-refresh rate screen, and OnePlus has delivered a 6.44-inch 90Hz OLED screen here (FHD+). Expect smoother system animations and more fluid, responsive gaming in select titles.

Read: Refresh rate explained — What does 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz mean?

5G connectivity and a high refresh rate both contribute to increased power consumption. The OnePlus Nord is also equipped with a 4,115mAh battery. This is in between the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 7T in terms of sheer capacity, but we’ll have to spend more time with the phone to figure out its actual endurance.

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What else does the OnePlus Nord have?

OnePlus Nord Taking a photo with the phone
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There are plenty of great OnePlus Nord specs here. OnePlus will let you charge up pretty quickly, thanks to Warp Charge 30T technology. This will let you hit 70% capacity in 30 minutes. Sadly, the company didn’t reveal charging times for zero to 100%.

More: The best OnePlus phones

The OnePlus Nord is no slouch when it comes to the sheer number of cameras aboard. You’ve got a quad rear camera setup and a dual selfie camera pairing. The quad rear cameras consist of a 48MP main shooter (IMX586), 8MP ultra-wide snapper, 5MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro camera. In other words, you’re not getting telephoto zoom or anything fancy. Switching to the front, the phone packs a 32MP main shooter and an 8MP ultra-wide camera for group selfies.

Other notable features include Oxygen OS 11.1 based on Android 11, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and NFC.

OnePlus Nord Angled view of the home screen on a table
OnePlus Nord
After years of only releasing top-tier flagships, OnePlus is back in the mid-range category with the OnePlus Nord. It cuts some corners, but we think many people will really like this phone — especially because of its £379 price tag.

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