The OnePlus revealed the first details about its next smartphone. And we know it's no will be called OnePlus Z or OnePlus 8 Lite – as some sources have suggested. No, the next device from the Shenzhen-based company will be the OnePlus Nord. Here's what we learned most from the first in a series of drip ads on the new device.
The company started a new series of documentaries, known as New Beginnings, which offers an in-depth look at the process of creating the new device. The first episode of the series debuted today, Tuesday, June 30, at 1 pm (Brasília time) and confirmed the name of the next OnePlus smartphone – as well as a glimpse of blink-and-you'll-miss on the hardware itself.
First, that name. Although OnePlus has kept things pretty simple with its smartphone series – moving from OnePlus 6 to OnePlus 6T, then OnePlus 7, 7T and, earlier this year, OnePlus 8 … is shaking things up with this new Smartphone lower cost. Dubbed OnePlus Nord, the next device will be the first in a whole new range.
According to OnePlus, it created the new OnePlus Nord product line to address feedback from the company's incredibly loyal (and vocal) On the need for OnePlus to create a more affordable smartphone "that incorporates OnePlus main-level products and user experience standards". OnePlus says that OnePlus Nord will satisfy these people.
The company hasn't revealed how affordable its new, more affordable smartphone will be. However, the Chinese start-up has earned its name with a series of smartphones with aggressively low prices and features, usually found only on flagship devices that cost two or three times more. It is not yet known whether the OnePlus Nord will be so radical now that OnePlus itself is one of the companies trying to sell smartphones at a price of £ 799.
Speaking of the announcements for the first in the series of four documentary episodes, Pete Lau, founder and CEO of OnePlus, said: "The launch of the OnePlus Nord product line marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for OnePlus. 39; Never Settle Down & # 39; is centered on sharing the best technologies and products with the world, but also on challenging ourselves and going beyond our comfort zone. We are immensely proud of our core products and will continue to create leading new products of technology for our users. We are excited to share the OnePlus experience with even more users worldwide through this new product line. "
If you want to be one of the first to catch a glimpse of the new smartphone, you'll need to access the Instagram account @ Oneplus_.nord (right @OnePlusLiteZThing) where the docu series will be shown. Clearly, the name of the Instagram account suggests that OnePlus is well aware of the rumors surrounding its next announcement. It also apparently confirms that the OnePlus Z or OnePlus Lite will not be the final names used for the device.
Elsewhere, rumors suggest that the more affordable OnePlus Z will retain several of the first-rate features seen in the more expensive OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 8 series, including the high refresh rate. According to whispers, the OnePlus Z will be released in a single size – a 6.4-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Other staples of the OnePlus smartphones, such as a fingerprint scanner built into the screen and a large fast-charging battery, should also appear.
In terms of design, OnePlus should keep things similar to the rest of its current line. Renowned specialist @OnLeaks joined the 91Mobiles blog to reveal a glimpse of the design based on the leaked CAD models, which are used during the manufacturing process to allow box makers to prepare accessories to hit store shelves with the new device.
On the back of the device, the OnePlus is programmed to include triple rear cameras (and two front-facing cameras) to bring a series of photography tricks, such as ultra-wide shots and portrait mode. Fueling all these camera benefits will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, which will not deliver the same incredibly fast speeds found on the OnePlus 8 Pro (the performance of this chip is much closer to last year's flagship Snapdragon 855 chip found on OnePlus 7 Pro), but will include support for 5G networks.
So while you don't get the latest speeds when it comes to mobile games or 4K video editing, you'll be able to access next generation mobile speeds – which offer downloads three to four times faster than the average UK broadband United Speed. Compared to other popular handsets within its price range, including the recently launched iPhone SE and Google Pixel 3a since last year, this is a big boost. Obviously, there are some mid-range 5G devices, but no brands with the same cache as the OnePlus.