OnePlus has unveiled the long-awaited OnePlus Nord 2 5G and OnePlus Buds Pro headphones, the brand’s proposals for two of the toughest segments in today’s tech market: mid-range Android mobiles and noise-canceling Bluetooth wireless headphones.
In OnePlus they have dressed up to present in society the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, a smartphone that comes to replace the popular OnePlus Nord and from which most of its specifications had already been leaked in recent days. This release serves to confirm most of them.
The presentation event has also left us OnePlus Buds Pro, the new fully wireless Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation With which OnePlus goes a step further in its audio catalog, offering a premium sound with a very outstanding autonomy.
With these new products, OnePlus completes its catalog renewing one of its most popular smartphones and offering a quality audio alternative that completes the range of accessories of the brand.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G Screen 6.43 inches Fluid AMOLED | 90 Hz | Format 20: 9 | FullHD + (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) | 410 dpiMediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI Processor | Mali G77 MC9RAM8 | 12 GB LPDDR4X Storage128 | 256 GB UFS 3.1Rear cameras50 Mpx main (f / 1.88) with optical stabilizer | 8MP ultra wide angle (f / 2.25) with 119.7 ° | 2 Mpx (f / 2.5) monochrome sensor Front camera Main Sony IMX615 32 Mpx (f / 2.45) electronic stabilizer Battery 4,500 mAh Warp Charge 65 (65 W) AndroidOxygen OS 11.3 (Android 11) ConnectivityDual SIM | 5G | Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) | Bluetooth 5.2 | NFC | USB-C | GPS | GLONASS | GalileoDimensions158.9 x 73.2 x 8.2 mmWeight189 grPrice8 GB of RAM and 128 GB for 399 euros | 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB for 499 euros
OnePlus Nord 2 5G, worthy successor to the original Nord with nods to the OnePlus 9
Just a year ago the OnePlus Nord was presented as the return to the essence of OnePlus values oriented to the mid-range of Android. This model did not take long to take positions as one of the best valued mobiles in their segment for their good value for money.
OnePlus has presented the OnePlus Nord 2 5G that is drawn as a worthy successor to the original Nord, maintaining a very continuous design but with clear nods to its older brothers of the OnePlus 9 range – which we analyze here and here -, especially in what regards your cameras.
In terms of performance, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is, in essence, an update of the original OnePlus Nord that maintains many of its features. It has a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED display with FullHD + resolution (2,400x 1,080 pixels), a 90 Hz refresh rate with HDR support and a density of 410 dpi.
One of the main changes is found in the choice of its processor, which changes the Snapdragon 765G of the first Nord for a MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI eight-core 6nm that integrates a Mali G77 MC9 GPU.
According to OnePlus, this processor change implies a Up to 65% improvement in CPU power and up to 125% performance in GPU compared to the performance on the OnePlus Nord.
The Nord 2 5G will hit stores in two versions with 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage or 12 GB with 256 GB of capacity, and in two finish options Blue Haze and Gray Sierra.
In the connectivity section, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G does not disappoint either and comes with dual SIM 5G, dual-band WiFi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2.
Another important change is found in its camera configuration, where the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is updated by integrating the 50 Mpx camera with optical stabilizer of the OnePlus 9 as main camera, which complements with a camera 8MP ultra wide angle and a 2MP monochrome sensor that serves as a support to improve the capture of light. On the front we find a 32MP camera inserted into a hole in the screen.
The autonomy is also updated in this Nord 2 5G growing up to 4,500 mAh and improving the charging power with WARP Charge 65T that allows a 65W fast charge with the charger included in the box. We did not find wireless charging on this model.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with OxygenOS 11.3 Factory installed based on Android 11. As indicated by the brand, the Nord 2 5G will receive two years of major Android updates and three years of security updates.
We have been able briefly test the OnePlus Nord 2 5G before its official presentation, so you can know more about this terminal and see the unboxing in our first impressions of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G.
OnePlus Buds Pro headphones, dynamic noise cancellation and long battery life
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G has not arrived alone. He has done it hand in hand with OnePlus Buds Pro, a new totally wireless Bluetooth headset They complete the brand’s audio catalog with high-end dynamic active noise-canceling headphones.
With a very compact and careful design with matte black and white finishes and they integrate a glossy area that delimits the area of touch control.
The new TWS earphones from OnePlus promise high-quality sound thanks to their 11mm dynamic drivers that allow better definition of the entire frequency range and offer support for Dolby Atmos.
The main feature of these new true wireless headphones is that they have a intelligent active noise cancellation system which removes noise in real time and automatically adjusts the noise cancellation level.
Each earbud features a three-microphone setup that actively filters noise levels up to 40 dB. In addition, it adds an algorithm that reduces wind noise, preventing it from seeping into calls.
The new OnePlus Bluetooth headphones promise a autonomy of up to 38 hours (28 hours with cancellation activated) With the charging case and with just 10 minutes of charging, they can stay active for 10 hours thanks to their compatibility with the OnePlus WARP Charge fast charge. Also can be charged wirelessly with the OnePlus 9 or with third-party Qi chargers.
The OnePlus Buds Pro have support Bluetooth 5.2 and have a Pro Gaming mode that allows you to reduce the latency up to 94 ms to improve the experience in games and when watching series and movies in streaming. Also has resistance IP55 against water and dust.
Price and availability in Spain
The OnePlus Buds Pro headphones can be booked in advance from August 18 until midnight on August 24 for a price of 149 euros, although official sales from the official OnePlus online store and on Amazon will not start until August 25, 2021.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G will be available in the official OnePlus online store and on Amazon as of July 28, 2021 in its two memory configurations and in the two finishes available in Europe.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage for 399 euros.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage for 499 euros.