Recently , OnePlus has revealed that its OxygenOS would be combined with its new parent company’s ColorOS. This announcement comes almost after a month of the merger. Now, Nord 2, OnePlus’ first smartphone to forego Qualcomm in favor of a custom-tuned MediaTek flagship CPU, is set to come soon.

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G

OnePlus has officially stated that the Nord 2 will be its next budget-friendly phone, and that it will launch soon with the MediaTek Helio 1200 AI engine. The business has recently released two value-for-money phones, the Nord CE 5G and the Nord N200 5G, both of which provide impressive hardware at a reasonable asking price.

The company has already announced that its next phone will be the Nord 2, and that it will be released soon, as the official teaser suggests. The fact that the next phone will be coupled with the MediaTek Helio 1200 AI SoC is the more interesting revelation here. This is significant because it is the first time a OnePlus phone has moved away from long-time partner Qualcomm.

It was also announced that it took part in the MediaTek Dimensity Open Resource Architecture program to develop a customized version of the Dimensity 1200 SoC with AI advancements. The outcome is the Dimensity 1200 AI, as OnePlus calls it. This Nord 2’s custom-tuned flagship MediaTek chip features AI-assisted imagery for improved photography and display.

The AI Video Enhancement technique, for example, allows for live HDR effects during video capture, automated resolution upscaling while using social media apps, and high-refresh-rate optimization for a few mobile games. The chipset will also support the DOL-HDR technology from the OnePlus 9 series, which pushes HDR video capture to new heights.

The OnePlus Nord 2 is rumored to have a triple rear camera arrangement with a 50-megapixel main camera and a Sony IMX766 sensor, which is also seen on the more premium OnePlus 9 Pro. It will apparently come equipped with an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, as well as a 32-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies.

The phone features a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, as well as a 4,500 mAh battery to keep the lights on. The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 AI chipset will be accompanied by up to 8GB of RAM, which is more than enough for a mid-range phone. The design of the Nord 2 is heavily influenced by that of the OnePlus 9, right down to the flat display with hole-punch output and back camera placement.


Overall, it seems like a promising device that will be able to carry out tasks such as phone clone with ease. Since OnePlus is known for its budget phones with premium features, we think this would be a popular choice among consumers. We’ll have to wait for the release day to test it out and see if it is as good as it sounds.

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