The OnePlus Nord is expected to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset in yet another majorly shocking revelation.
The upcoming affordable phone comes with the also affordable 5G-enabled chipset to the delight of absolutely no-one whatsoever. First, Qualcomm EU made the mistake of substantially confirming the inclusion with a badly timed tweet of congratulations — which has since been removed.
Then less than 24 hours later, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed in an interview with TechRadar UK that the OnePlus Nord will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip embedded inside. At least we’re not going to have to tussle with those already adamant that we will now see the MediaTek Dimension 1000L inside the mid-ranger.
Given that OnePlus has focused heavily on ensuring that all releases in 2020—and likely afterwards — are capable of 5G, this is possibly the only chipset that leverages both efficiency and affordability. It’s a tough balancing act when it comes to the internals, with pricing set to come in at under $500.
Pei went on to confirm explicitly that with the OnePlus Nord we would indeed see the Snapdragon 765G but this was the only confirmation of the detail. However, rumors also say that we will see a 90Hz FHD+ display on the front, at least 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage and, as reported last week, a dual punch-hole notch.
Although we are unlikely to see a large release for this first-generation Nord device in the US, at least those selected as part of a “beta test” would have no problems with North American carrier network bands.