OnePlus Nord 2 specifications have been leaked online ahead of its official announcement. The new OnePlus phone is speculated to debut as the successor to the original OnePlus Nord that was launched in India last year and is rumoured to come with a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. This is unlike the last year model that came with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. However, the OnePlus Nord 2 is said to retain the 90Hz refresh rate of its predecessor. The details about the OnePlus Nord 2 have notably emerged just hours before the official launch of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, which is expected to be an upgrade to the OnePlus Nord as well.
Tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, who handles Twitter account @OnLeaks, has collaborated with 91mobiles to leak the purported specifications of the OnePlus Nord 2. The smartphone is rumoured to be available with a price tag of around CNY 2,000 (roughly Rs. 22,900).
The OnePlus Nord 2 will come with a 6.43-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, according to the report carried by 91mobiles. The reported display is a bit smaller than the 6.44-inch screen available on the original OnePlus Nord. Further, the new smartphone is said to have an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. This corroborates a previous report. The chip is said to be available along with two distinct configurations — 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage.
In terms of optics, the OnePlus Nord 2 is reported to have a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel primary sensor along with 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel secondary sensors. This is in contrast with the OnePlus Nord that had quad rear cameras with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. However, the camera setup on the new model is speculated to deliver upgraded results as it would feature the Sony IMX766 sensor same as the OnePlus 9 Pro.
The OnePlus Nord 2 is said to have a 32-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, which could be identical to the selfie camera of last year's OnePlus Nord phone. On the battery front, the OnePlus Nord 2 is said to have a bigger, 4,500mAh pack over the 4,115mAh available on the last year's model. The new model is also said to have an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Exact details about when the OnePlus Nord 2 will debut have not been indicated yet. But the rumour mill suggested that the smartphone could debut in the second quarter — sometime in July. It is likely to be available in India soon as it allegedly received a certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Moreover, OnePlus recently confirmed the moniker of the OnePlus Nord 2 through an FAQ section of one of its promos released online.
Meanwhile, OnePlus is busy preparing for the launch of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G that is taking place later today (Thursday, June 10) at the company's Summer Launch event. The new smartphone is coming to India alongside the OnePlus TV U1S.