I always wonder why companies bother with big flashy launch events, because they're kind of pointless at the best of times. That said, OnePlus is making tomorrow's OnePlus Nord launch even more redundant with it's constant trickle of announcements in the run-up to the day. Today's big news? Pretty much all the features we don't know about already.
In a forum post by Simon Liu, imaging director at OnePlus, it's confirmed that the Oneplus Nord has a 48MP main camera with f/1.75 aperture and optical image stabilisation, plus an 8MP ultra wide angle lens, a macro camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. The front comes with a 32MP main lens and an ultra-wide camera with a 105-degree field of view. That's all with AI software that sounds a lot like the stuff we've had in older OnePlus devices.
On top of this the screen is going to have a 90Hz refresh rate and up to 12GB of RAM, which is a lot for a phone that's supposedly mid-range. Another forum post also confirmed that it will be available in two colours: 'Blue Mabel' and 'Gray Onyx'.
And all that us on top of everything we've been told already, including a look at the redesigned camera array, promises that the camera quality hasn't been sacrificed to reduce the price, and the fact that this is supposed to be a mid-range priced device.
Really the more we hear, the more sceptical I am that the OnePlus Nord is actually going to be cheaper than the typical OnePlus offering. There's a lot of high-end kit in there, and considering the OnePlus 8 already costs £599 for the cheapest model, how much lower can the Nord actually be?
Obviously we won't be able to find out until tomorrow's event, which kicks off at 3pm UK time. [TechRadar]