After a lot of hype, OnePlus launched its Nord smartphone in India and European markets with the Snapdragon 765G processor and quad-camera setup. OnePlus Nord is the most affordable 5G smartphone available in India as of now, and OnePlus' latest mid-range device is a compelling offering under Rs.30,000.
Just after a week of first OnePlus Nord launch, fresh rumors are going around the tech community that OnePlus may soon launch a new variant of OnePlus Nord in US markets. According to the latest rumors, the upcoming Nord device will be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 690 processor. Snapdragon 690 is the chip maker's latest addition to its midrange 5G processors. Like Snapdragon 765G, the latest Snapdragon 690 also comes with an integrated X51 5G modem, making it the first chipset in 600 series to come with 5G support. Snapdragon 690 is an octa-core chipset based Kryo 560 architecture, and it is fabricated on an 8 nm process, clocked up to 2.0 GHz. In the graphics department, the chipset is equipped with Adreno 619L GPU.
The recent Oxygen OS 10.5 for Nord has a few pieces of information about the upcoming Nord. XDA Developers has discovered several references to an upcoming OnePlus smartphone code-named “Billie” in the OxygenOS Settings APK. It also has information regarding "SM6350Products", where SM6350 is the internal code name for Snapdragon 690 SoC.
If the above information turns out to be true, we can expect OnePlus to launch a new Nord device in the coming months. OnePlus CEO Carl Pei, on his conversation with Wired, has said that Nord will be launched in US markets in late 2020, and the Snapdragon 690 based Nord can be the first Nord device to land in US soil and it is expected to be priced around $300. It is unclear whether this device will launch in the Indian market. If OnePlus launches this device in India, we can expect it to be priced around Rs.20,000.
Disclaimer: Since all the above information is based on leaks and rumors, please take all the above information with a pinch of salt.
Image credits: OnePlus.in