Following Nord’s success, OnePlus launched two more members in the Nord family; but clouds were still looming over the original Nord’s true successor. Well, this might not be the case now since the successor to Nord might be under development, but there’s more to it.
According to folks over at Android Central, OnePlus is preparing to launch the second iteration of the Nord sometime in the second quarter of 2021, maybe around the time when the former launched, and it will be known as Nord 2; no surprises there, but you brace yourself for what’s coming next.
As you have already seen in the title, the second generation of Nord might be something unusual from the OnePlus. According to Android Central, the Nord 2 is rumored to be powered by Mediatek’s recently announced Dimensity 1200 chipset, and it’s an absolute shocker, at least for me.
But, an OnePlus with Mediatek, We Are Still in Doubt
Since its inception, OnePlus has been using top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets for its smartphones except for the Nord lineup, which uses Snapdragon inside. But, now, with the Nord 2, the OnePlus is set to end its oldest tradition, and we don’t know how to react.
As far as Dimensity 1200 is concerned, it was announced earlier this year, and it’s not less than any of the top-tier Snapdragon chipsets except Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 SoC. The Dimensity 1200 is built on the 6nm process node, and it brings support for 5G connectivity onboard. It has a prime Cortex A78 core with a maximum clock speed of 3.0GHz coupled with three A78 cores at up to 2.6GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex A55 cores at up to 2.0GHz, and it has a Mali-G77 GPU to handle the graphics.
Atleast on paper, Dimensity 1200 serves as a worthy successor to the Snapdragon 765G inside the current generation Nord, but we don’t know how it will turn out in the real world, so we’ll preserve our final words till it comes out.
Until then, OnePlus is going to launch loads of products this month, including its next in line flagship series, the OnePlus 9, which is said to bring a third and cheaper model, the OnePlus 9R, along with the standard OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, and yes there’s a smartwatch coming out too.
On a similar note, Pete Lau has something for us in store for the March 8th ‘moonshot’ event, where the company might be announcing its collaboration with the iconic Hasselblad.