[Update 2: Design officially revealed] OnePlus Nord 2 confirmed to feature MediaTek’s flagship chipset

[Update 2: Design officially revealed] OnePlus Nord 2 confirmed to feature MediaTek’s flagship chipset

Update 1 (07/08/2021 @ 6:53 AM ET): OnePlus has revealed the launch date of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G.
Update 2 (07/16/2021 @ 8:55 AM ET): OnePlus has now revealed the Nord 2’s design ahead of the launch. Click here for more information. The article, as published on June 7, is preserved below.

The OnePlus Nord 2 has been making rounds in leaks for months now. We first learned about this direct successor to the OnePlus Nord back in May when a leak revealed that the phone would feature a MediaTek chipset. Today OnePlus is turning that rumor into reality.

Ahead of the official reveal, OnePlus has confirmed that the upcoming Nord 2 will indeed feature the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, making it the first phone in the history of OnePlus to feature a MediaTek chip.

OnePlus Nord 2 chipset reveal

The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is a flagship chipset from the Taiwanese chipmaker. It easily rivals Qualcomm’s top-tier offerings such as Snapdragon 865+ and 870 and lags only behind the Snapdragon 888. The chipset utilizes 1x ARM Cortex-A78 core at up to 3.0GHz clock speed, 3x Cortex-A78 cores at up to 2.6GHz, and 4x Cortex-A55 efficiency cores at up to 2.0GHz in an octa-core setup, along with ARM’s Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. If anything, we’re looking at a pretty massive performance jump on the next Nord phone.

Beyond the chipset reveal, there’s not much to be extracted from today’s announcement. The company has yet to confirm a launch date, but hopefully, the official launch won’t be too far away.

As per previous leaks, the OnePlus Nord 2 will feature a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. On the back, it will feature a triple camera setup, consisting of a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary shooter, flanked by an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP sensor. The phone is rumored to pack a larger 4,5000mAh battery, and it will reportedly come in 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB configurations.

A leak late last month also gave us our first look at the overall design of the OnePlus Nord 2. The leaked renders revealed that the phone would feature a similar design language as the OnePlus 9.


Update 1: Launch date confirmed

In a OnePlus forum post, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed the OnePlus Nord 2 will be launched on July 22.


Update 2: Design officially revealed

OnePlus has officially revealed the OnePlus Nord 2’s design in a recent post on Instagram. As you can see in the image attached below, the OnePlus Nord 2 follows the same design language as OnePlus’ flagship OnePlus 9 series.

OnePlus Nord 2 illustration

It features a rectangular camera module with three camera sensors and an LED flash, OnePlus branding in the center of the back panel, and the volume rocker on the left edge. Since this is an illustration, we can’t be sure if the phone will be available in this bluish-green colorway or not.

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