July 3, 2022

OnePlus Nord specs: Your typical mid-range phone or much more?

From horsepower to cameras and more, here's what the OnePlus Nord delivers on paper.


The OnePlus Nord is finally official after tons of marketing hype, bringing a mid-ranger to the OnePlus fold for the first time since 2015. OnePlus has offered a drip-feed of info in the run-up to the launch, but now we finally have the full picture.

What should you expect from the OnePlus Nord specs? You can check out the full spec sheet below.

  OnePlus Nord
Display 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080
20:9 aspect ratio
90Hz refresh rate
In-display fingerprint sensor
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Adreno 620
Storage 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1
Cameras Rear:
– 48MP main (f/1.75, 0.8µm)
– 8MP ultra-wide (f/2.25, 119 degrees)
– 5MP depth (f/2.4)
– 2MP macro (f/2.4)

– 32MP main (f/2.45, 0.8µm)
– 8MP ultra-wide (f/2.45, 105 degrees)

Battery 4,115mAh
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
No wireless charging
IP Rating None
Software OxygenOS 10.5
Android 10
Colors Gray Onyx
Blue Marble
Dimensions and weight 158.3 x 73.3 x 8.2mm

The Nord is equipped with a 5G-enabled Snapdragon 765G processor that’s definitely a step or two below the OnePlus 8 series‘ Snapdragon 865 SoC. Nevertheless, the chipset is still pretty nippy and the 8GB to 12GB of RAM should still make for a relatively smooth experience. You’ve also got 128GB to 256GB of storage, although you’ll have to make do without storage expansion as usual.

OnePlus Nord Holding the phone looking at the home screen

Credit: Ryan-Thomas Shaw/ Android Authority

It wouldn’t be an upper mid-range release in 2020 without a high-refresh rate screen, and OnePlus has delivered a 6.44-inch 90Hz OLED screen here (FHD+). Expect smoother system animations and more fluid, responsive gaming in select titles.

Read: Refresh rate explained — What does 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz mean?

5G connectivity and a high refresh rate both contribute to increased power consumption, and the OnePlus Nord is equipped with a 4,115mAh battery. This is in between the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 7T in terms of sheer capacity, but we’ll have to spend more time with the phone to figure out its actual endurance.

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What else does the OnePlus Nord have?

OnePlus Nord Taking a photo with the phone

Credit: Ryan-Thomas Shaw/ Android Authority

When you eventually run out of juice, OnePlus will let you charge up pretty quickly thanks to Warp Charge 30T technology. This will let you hit 70% capacity in 30 minutes, although the company didn’t reveal charging times for zero to 100%.

The OnePlus Nord is no slouch when it comes to the sheer number of cameras aboard, as you’ve got a quad rear camera setup and a dual selfie camera pairing. The quad rear cameras consist of a 48MP main shooter (IMX586), 8MP ultra-wide snapper, 5MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro camera. In other words, you’re not getting telephoto zoom or anything fancy. Switching to the front, the phone packs a 32MP main shooter and an 8MP ultra-wide camera for group selfies.

Other notable features include Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and NFC.

OnePlus Nord
After years of only releasing top-tier flagships, OnePlus is back in the mid-range category with the OnePlus Nord. It cuts some corners, but we think many people will really like this phone — especially because of its £379 price tag.