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OnePlus Nord 2 to carry flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor

In a community blog post, Susie Liu, head of Strategic Planning for Nord, announced that the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 5G would carry an upgraded version of the Mediatek Dimensity 1200 chipset.

As Susie points out in the blog post, “Last year, we grew the OnePlus family with the addition of the OnePlus Nord line, our most significant step in the mid-range category in years. It reaffirmed our mission to sharing great technology with the world and making our signature Fast and Smooth experience more accessible. In 2021, that mission hasn’t changed. And thanks to constantly improving technology, we’re able to leverage innovations to continue delivering on that promise.”

OnePlus has collaborated with Mediatek to add many AI-related features to the Mediatek 1200 to “enhance user experience across a variety of touchpoints”. The result is a new chipset named MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI.

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What can users expect from OnePlus Nord 2?

OnePlus hasn’t exactly revealed a lot at the moment, but we do know that the new chipset will add features like AI-assisted imaging for a better camera experience, display improvements and better response times for a smoother gaming experience. 

OnePlus Nord 2 to carry flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor
The original OnePlus Nord offered great value for money.

The Nord 2 is also expected to get a high refresh rate screen which could be as high as 168Hz. However, before you get your hopes up, another leak from 91Mobiles reports that the screen could be the standard 90Hz, but even that’s pretty good for the reported 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. 

The phone is also expected to have an in-display fingerprint sensor, a 32MP selfie camera, a 4500mAh battery and can come in two configurations. A cheaper 8GB + 128GB and a slightly more expensive 12GB + 256GB variant. 

The design is expected to be quite similar to the OnePlus 9, including the camera layout on the back. Speaking of which, we could see a 50MP main sensor, accompanied by 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro sensors. That is, however, one less camera than the previous Nord.

We can see the phone being launched later this month for the UK, Europe, India and China. The previous Nord was amazing value for the money, and we expect the new Nord to be around the same price if not cheaper.

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