OnePlus Nord could come with dual hole-punch selfie cameras
The upcoming mid-range smartphone from OnePlus has been on the horizon for several month. Initially identified as the OnePlus 8 Lite and later rumored to be the OnePlus Z, the phone may actually be called OnePlus Nord. A series of leaks and rumors have already revealed the tentative design and the specifications of the Nord. But a new report now suggests the OnePlus Nord could actually feature dual hole-punch cameras instead of the previously rumored single camera.
A OnePlus insider has divulged this information to Android Central, confirming the configuration of this camera setup. As per the report, the OnePlus Nord will feature a 32MP primary camera complemented by a secondary 8MP wide-angle camera. Notably, the OnePlus 8 and the Pro feature 16MP Sony sensors and not only will the Nord be OnePlus’ first device to feature a dual selfie camera, but it will also be the first one to use a 32MP primary sensor on the front.
Realme, another smartphone China’s BBK Electronics, recently launched the X3 SuperZoom with a 32MP + 8MP selfie cameras, comprising a Sony IMX616 as the primary sensor. It is probable that OnePlus uses the same setup for the Nord.
I can confirm the post by @AndroidCentral. The device doesn’t have a single punch hole as leaked earlier by @OnLeaks but features a dual punch hole in the top left corner.
The device by @OnLeaks was an early prototype but was canceled after all.
— Max J. (@MaxJmb) June 26, 2020
Reliable tipster Max J. corroborated this report by Android Central while also claiming that OnePlus canceled the purported OnePlus 8 Lite that was leaked by another leaker known by their alias OnLeaks. At the time, OnLeaks had said that the phone was supposed to launch alongside the OnePlus 8 series but was delayed due to COVID-19.
According to my sources, that model was initially planned to be unveiled along with the #OnePlus8 series during yesterday’s event but has been postponed (at least to upcoming summer) due to #CoronaVirus situation…
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) April 16, 2020
If Max J. is to be believed, the OnePlus Nord could have a design different from the one previously rumored. Gladly we shouldn’t have to wait for long until we know since the phone is expected to launch on July 10th as per another report by Android Central.
Meanwhile, we hope there aren’t many changes to the OnePlus Nord specifications revealed in a leaked survey earlier this month. According to the survey, the mid-ranger will be powered by a Snapdragon 765G mobile platform and feature a 6.56-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone is likely to come with a 4,300mAh battery along with 30W. The same survey, however, also hints a 16MPsiingle hole-punch camera on the front and that makes us be unsure in its authenticity.
We hope to learn more about the OnePlus Nord and as we do, also share those details with you. What do you expect from the upcoming mid-range smartphone? Let us know in the comments below.
Disclaimer: Featured image is a concept render by the author based on the rumors; not an actual phone.