OnePlus unveils Nord 2 5G

Saf Malik
July 22, 2021

Device will be available from July 28

OnePlus has today announced the release of the company’s newest smartphone, the OnePlus Nord 2.

The Chinese manufacturer says its latest smartphone delivers a “comprehensive upgrade from the first Nord, from camera and performance to charging and design”.

The OnePlus Nord 2 is powered by the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor and provides 65 per cent faster CPU performance and 125 per cent GPU performance when compared to the original OnePlus Nord.

It has a 6.43-inch fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and new features such as AI Colour Boost and AI Resolution Boost, which improve colours and upscales resolution from popular apps.

The smartphone also offers a 50MP AI Sony IMX766 camera set-up and an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 32MP selfie camera.

Like the flagship OnePlus 9 series, the Nord 2 features a 4,500mAh battery that allows for 65W Warp Charging technology and is able to charge the device from 0 to 100 per cent in less than 35 minutes.

The Nord 2 is pre-installed with OxygenOS 11.3 and is available in Blue Haze and Gray Sierra.

Customers will be able to pre-order OnePlus Nord 2 5G from and Amazon from 4PM BST on July 22 until midnight on July 27, with shipments starting from July 26.

Customers who pre-order from can also benefit from 10 per cent off a Nord 2 phone case and screen protector as well as 50 per cent off of a pair of OnePlus Buds Z. Meanwhile, anyone who purchases OnePlus Nord 2 from will also get access to a free Stadia Premiere Edition, consisting of a Stadia Controller and a Google Chromecast Ultra.

The 8GB/128GB variant of the device will be available from O2, Three, Amazon, John Lewis, and from July 28 for £399.

The 12GB/256GB variant of the device will be available from Amazon, John Lewis, and from July 28 for £469.

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