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19:16  30 june  2020
19:16  30 june  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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Oneplus Nord. © Oneplus Oneplus Nord.

Oneplus wants to build more affordable smartphones again. The first device of the upcoming Oneplus-Nord series will cost less than $ 500, but will be in the upper class in terms of equipment.

In 2014, the manufacturer introduced the Oneplus One, its first smartphone with top features, for only 299 euros. With the pithy marketing struggle term “flagship killer”, the company wanted to scare the competition with its smartphone. The follow-up models from the manufacturer always undercut the prices of the competitors and convinced with top equipment and smooth software. Over the years, the manufacturer also had to tighten the price screw in order to scratch the Oneplus 8 Pro (Test) at the 1,000-euro mark. With the now announced Nord brand, Oneplus wants to go back to cheaper top smartphones.

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Oneplus Nord should cost less than $ 500

With the new Nord series, Oneplus claims to make "the premium experience of Oneplus accessible to other users". Although the manufacturer does not give any further details in its announcement, the tech portal Engadget was able to elicit from the CEO of the company that it is the company's first smartphone in recent years that will be available for less than $ 500.

Oneplus has almost exclusively brought premium-class smartphones onto the market in its six years of existence. The only exception was the Oneplus X (test) , which was located in the middle class. The 270-euro smartphone remained the only one of its kind - Oneplus focused on the luxury class.

According to Oneplus, the North brand should celebrate its premiere in Europe and India. In the US, it is said to be only available in a limited beta test for the time being.

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Oneplus Nord: Dual selfie camera and 5G on board

The manufacturer has not yet revealed specific details about the first device from the Nord brand. In a four-part video series on the Instagram account of Oneplus Nord, the manufacturer wants to document the path to the introduction of the new products and possibly also reveal details about the design and features.

An early render image of the Oneplus Nord was leaked as "Oneplus 8 Lite" in January 2020. (Render: Onleaks )

There are already rumors and speculations about the first Oneplus North. The smartphone is said to have a dual selfie camera on the front, which is implemented using a hole punch. Oneplus allegedly uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G as a processor with an integrated 5G modem. The 6.55-inch display is said to support a 90 Hertz frame rate like the Oneplus 8.

According to recent rumors, additional features are six gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of internal flash memory. In addition, the main camera is said to have installed a 48-megapixel sensor and the wide-angle lens a 16-megapixel sensor.

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Oneplus Nord is to be a spin-off of the Realme 50 X Pro

It should be mentioned in this context that Oneplus is part of the BBK Group, which includes the smartphone manufacturers Oppo, Vivo and Realme, which are all gradually being included in Europe Germany arrive. In the past, Oneplus occasionally used Oppo devices for its own products and provided them with adaptations and their own software.

Wild speculation: Does the Realme 50 Pro serve as the basis for the first Oneplus Nord? (Image: Realme)

At Oneplus Nord, the Leaker Max Winebach, who has recently become known with iPhone 12 rumors, speculates that the manufacturer could use the sister Realme. He suspects that the first north could be based on the Realme Pro- $ Pro also available in Germany. In addition to another processor, one should not expect 65 charging power, but rather Oneplus' 30 watt warp charge.

interested parties can pre-order the first North for a deposit of 20 euros. The manufacturer has not yet announced the final price,

pre-orders will also receive a "surprise gift". The first north is to be officially unveiled on July 10th.

The affordable OnePlus Nord phone will reportedly feature dual selfie cameras .
When OnePlus entered the smartphone scene back in 2014, it made a name for itself by building an affordable phone with top-of-the-line internal components. If you could put up with their lackluster cameras, OnePlus phones were some of the best value phones you could buy for a while. But that started to change slowly. Minus the OnePlus X, each subsequent OnePlus phone has cost more than its predecessor. We're now at the point where the company'sFind the answer. Get closer to what you ask for. #NewBeginnings ???? https://t.co/k4MTWaW3HRpic.twitter.

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