We were understandably cynical when OnePlus declared that the camera on its new budget handset, the OnePlus Nord, would be "flagship" level. However, while we haven't changed that view yet, new details released by the company on Instagram show that the Nord genuinely will have more cameras than its own flagship, the OnePlus 8 Pro.
The 8 Pro, which costs £899, has a total of five cameras: four on the rear and one selfie camera. The Nord, which launches on the 21st of July, has a total of six: four on the rear and two front-facing.
That's according to a very American, quite cringy video released on the official OnePlus Nord Instagram account. It says, "if you don't like cameras, we've really messed up."
The video has a weird collage style to it that's pretty different to what OnePlus has done before. To fit with that, there are no images of the phone, but there are two drawings that give us an idea of the camera layouts:
According to TechRadar, word is that the front-facing cameras will have 32MP and 8MP sensors, while there'll potentially be a 48MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro and 2MP depth-sensing camera on the rear.
Another video released on the account talks about the software on the Nord -- OxygenOS. No surprises there.
Both videos use the new Nord slogan:
"Pretty much everything you could ask for. At a pretty great price."
"Pretty much everything you could ask for" is a huuuuuge promise, especially for OnePlus fans, who are usually all over whatever the latest available feature is in smartphones. Like 90Hz screens and X-ray vision.
Can the OnePlus Nord possibly live up to the hype? We'll find out in just under two weeks. [TechRadar]
All images via @OnePlus.Nord on Instagram