OnePlus Nord 2T release date, price and spec rumors

A steady stream of leaks suggests that OnePlus may be about to launch the first Model T of its Nord line of affordable smartphones. Here’s everything we know so far about the OnePlus Nord 2T.

When is the OnePlus Nord 2T release date?

There’s no official word from OnePlus on a launch date for the new Nord 2T, but several sites are reporting that a May delay seems likely. The primary source for this date is a renowned tech tipster OnLeakswhich has teamed up with Indian tech site 91Mobiles to share details of the new device.

This suggests that the 2T will arrive before the Nord 3 and 10 Ultra make their respective debuts.

In early May, the phone was spotted on a Thai certification list, shortly before a full hands-on video of the phone emerged a few days later on May 10 from the UAE-based Indian tech content creator , Sahil Karoul, both further suggesting that a launch is imminent.

The original OnePlus Nord 2 5G debuted in late July 2021, so May’s slot doesn’t seem too far-fetched.

How much will the OnePlus Nord 2T cost?

Current rumors suggest that OnePlus will cost the Nord 2T between ₹30,000 and ₹40,000 in India. This translates to around £300-400, €350-480 and $400-530. We assume there will be a few variants – the OnePlus Nord 2 5G came in these configurations:

  • 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage: ₹27,999
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: £399/€399/₹29,999/$529
  • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: £469/€499/₹34,999/$629

We expect a similar price range for the Nord 2T as it needs to fit into the overall structure of OnePlus phones which also includes the new OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G and any potential successor to the OnePlus Nord N10 5G.

What new features will we see in the OnePlus Nord 2T?

While OnePlus has yet to confirm the existence of the Nord 2T, Karoul’s mid-May upload leaves little to the imagination; covering everything from hardware to benchmarking and camera testing.

The video also backs up much of what had already leaked, including the unusual camera design, the use of MediaTek’s Dimensity 1300 chipset, and the inclusion of impressive 80W fast charging.

Design

Leaker Yogesh Brar previously teamed up with OnSiteGo to post renders of what the phone would look like.

Although the render shows the phone in grey, as partially confirmed by Karoul’s video, the phone is actually set to launch in two finishes: black (seen in the video) and blue. The traditional OnePlus alert slider is also included as part of the 2T’s design, it seems.

Processor

Rumor has it that the 2T does indeed appear to work on the new Dimensity 1300; a step up from the Dimensity 1200 inside the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, as MediaTek tweaked the previous design for more power.

The benchmarking results seen in the video cite an AnTuTu score of 622964, along with a single-core score of 719 and a multi-core score of 2760 in Geekbench 5. For reference, in our OnePlus Nord 2 review, the Dimensity 1200 – The AI ​​chipset achieved a multi-core score of 2694, so while CPU performance could be improved, it’s unlikely to be drastically different for Nord 2 owners curious about the upgrade.

The unit in the video sports 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage, while Karoul mentions the fact that there’s also the option of 8GB of RAM (LPDDR4x) and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. On the software side, OxygenOS 12 seems to be on the agenda, based on Android 12.

Display

The Nord 2T is also listed as featuring a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED panel with 2400×1080 resolution, just like the model it succeeds. A 90Hz refresh rate will keep things going, although it may disappoint would-be gamers that it won’t have the 120Hz capabilities of some rival phones.

The video above also shows that users can manually choose between 90Hz and 60Hz.

OnePlus Nord 2T rendering display

Cameras

Triple optics are pretty much standard fare on the back of most mid-range Android phones these days.

As such, it’s no surprise that the Nord 2T sports a trio of sensors on the rear: a 50Mp main shooter, an 8Mp ultrawide and a 2Mp monochrome (presumably for depth) to deliver additional photography options. The inclusion of dual LED flash elements separate from each other is unusual, however.

The front camera uses a punch hole in the screen through which a 32Mp sensor can capture images and video in 4K at 60fps on the back and Full HD on the front

Despite the unusual design, it’s the same layout as on the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, so expect similar performance and capability in the camera department as with the previous model.

Battery charging

A 4,500mAh battery and support for impressive 80W fast charging – the same speed as on the OnePlus 10 Pro – are also available (with a compatible charger in the box). However, not being a flagship, it won’t get the 150W SuperVOOC charging found on the recent OnePlus 10R.

We’ll update this article as new details arise, until then be sure to check out our guides to the best current mid-range phones and the best OnePlus phones.

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