OnePlus Nord 2 5G goes official, debuts of OnePlus Buds Pro too

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G launched on Thursday as the latest model in the company’s Nord series. Compared to last year’s OnePlus Nord with four rear cameras and two selfie cameras, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G has three rear cameras and a punch-hole display with a single selfie camera. The new smartphone, however, has a series of upgrades over its predecessor. These mainly include a bigger main camera, bigger battery, and faster charging. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G is also the company’s first phone to feature a MediaTek SoC. In addition to the Nord 2 5G, the Chinese company has unveiled the OnePlus Buds Pro as its new True Wireless Earphones (TWS).

OnePlus Nord 2 5G price in India, availability details

The price of OnePlus Nord 2 5G in India has been set at Rs. 27,999 for the base version of 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. The phone also has an 8GB + 128GB option priced at Rs. 29,999 and the top model has 12GB RAM + 256GB at Rs. 34,999. It is available in Blue Haze, Gray colors. Sierra and Green Wood (exclusive to India).

In terms of availability, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G will go on sale for early access in India through Amazon and OnePlus.in starting July 26. It will be limited to Amazon Prime members through Amazon and OnePlus Red Cable Club members through OnePlus.in site and the company’s offline retail channels. However, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G open sale will start from July 28 through Amazon, OnePlus.in, OnePlus Experience Stores and retail partners including Vijay Sales.

The launch offers on the OnePlus Nord 2 5G include an instant 10% discount via HDFC Bank debit and credit cards as well as EMI transactions and an additional exchange discount of Rs. 1000 instead of an old smartphone. The phone will also come with a three-month Spotify Premium subscription for some customers. Red Cable Club members, on the other hand, will also be able to enjoy benefits such as Amazon Prime, Uber Executive, Spotify Premium through Red Cable Pro plans.

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Besides the Nord 2, the OnePlus Buds Pro will be available at a price of 149 euros (around Rs. 13,100). The headphones will be available in Glossy White and Matte Black colors and go on sale in Europe from August 25. OnePlus Buds Pro pricing and availability in India has yet to be revealed.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G specifications

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G dual SIM (Nano) runs Android 11 with OxygenOS 11.3 on top. The custom skin is notably based on Oppo’s ColorOS 11.3, thanks to the recent merger between OnePlus and Oppo. The phone has a 6.43-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED Full HD + display with an aspect ratio of 20: 9 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Under the hood there is has an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC, coupled with up to 12 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. There’s the triple rear camera setup which houses a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main sensor with an f / 1.88 lens and optical image stabilization (OIS). The camera setup also includes an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide f / 2.25 lens that has a field of view (FoV) of 119.7 degrees and is paired with electronic image stabilization (EIS ). A 2-megapixel monochrome sensor is also available on the rear, along with an f / 2.5 lens.

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main camera sensor on the back

OnePlus provided video recording up to 4K at a frame rate of 30 fps on the Nord 2 5G. There are also preloaded video functions like Super Slow Motion Video Recording on 1080p at 120fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor. There are also exclusive features including Nightscape Ultra, AI Photo Enhancement, AI Video Enhancement, UltraShot HDR, Portrait Mode, Dual Video, and a Pro mode.

For selfies and video chats, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a single 32-megapixel Sony IMX615 photo sensor on the front, with an f / 2.45 lens. The front camera is also available with EIS support.

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS / A-GPS / NavIC, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. The phone also comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus offered two stereo speakers on the Nord 2 5G. There is also noise cancellation support on board.

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G packs a 4,500mAh dual-cell battery that supports Warp Charge 65 (supported charger is in the box). Proprietary technology claims to charge the battery from 0-100% in just 30 minutes. In addition, the phone measures 158.9 x 73.2 x 8.25 mm and weighs 189 grams.

OnePlus Buds Pro specifications

The OnePlus Buds Pro are designed as high-end TWS headphones from the house of OnePlus. The headphones come with 11mm dynamic drivers and offer a latency rate as low as 94 milliseconds (when using Pro Gaming mode). OnePlus provided Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) as well as three separate modes namely Extreme, Faint and Smart. Extreme mode is designed to offer noise suppression up to 40dB, while Faint mode is designed to suppress noise by 25dB. In contrast, Smart mode is available to automatically respond to the surrounding environment to adjust and compensate for surrounding noise. There is a three microphone setup as well as a custom noise reduction algorithm to filter out unwanted noise.

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OnePlus Buds Pro comes with dynamic 11mm drivers
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OnePlus also provided Dolby Atmos support on the Buds Pro, but that would be limited to some of OnePlus’ latest flagships. In addition, the headphones come with a Zen Air mode which offers a list of white noise to reduce stress and give users a feeling of calm. OnePlus has also provided a proprietary feature called OnePlus Audio ID to customize music playback based on users’ sensitivity to different sounds.

The OnePlus Buds Pro earphones are IP44 certified for dust and water resistance. The charging case has a USB Type-C port and wireless charging (Qi standard).

In terms of connectivity, there is Bluetooth v5.2. The headphones also provide a smooth and fast connectivity experience with OnePlus phones. However, users of other phones can access some of the exclusive features using the HeyMelody app.

The OnePlus Buds Pro are said to offer up to 38 hours of battery life. The company claims to offer 10 hours of playtime with 10 minutes of Warp wired charging.


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