'Massive' demand delays OnePlus Nord open sale in India

Ruben Fields
August 8, 2020

The new smartphone from POCO will launch soon and will be a competitor of the new OnePlus Nord which is right now the highest demanded smartphone.

Poco's Product Marketing Manager Angus Kai Ho Ng on his Twitter handle has asked fans if they would go for the OnePlus Nord or wait for a new Poco smartphone. Other offline stores authorized to carry OnePlus Nord will start selling the smartphone from August 12 onwards. The smartphone can be purchased via Amazon and the company's official website.

Deliveries of pre-booked units of OnePlus Nord started on Tuesday, but the company reported receiving record-breaking orders that will cause some delays. The listing reveals that under the hood, the phone will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 processor with a base frequency of 1.84GHz. The two storage variants that are available on sale: 8 GB and 12 GB RAM are priced at Rs 27,999 and Rs 29,999 respectively. OnePlus plans on continuing shipping its phone with Facebook services for the foreseeable future in regions like North America, India, and Europe.

OnePlus is not directly offering the Facebook app pre-installed with the Nord or OnePlus 8 series.

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The most talked about phone in the year is set to go on sale on August 6. The OnePlus Nord comes in two colour variants as well - Blue Marble and Gray Onyx.

OnePlus Nord has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with 2400x1080pixels resolution. The device is backed by a 4115 mAh with WarpCharge30T fast charging. The rear camera setup comprises of a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, an 8MP secondary lens with f/2.25 and a 5MP sensor with f/2.4.

As per the rumoured specifications of the latest OnePlus smartphone, Geekbench suggests that the OnePlus Clover will house 4GB of RAM and will reportedly run on Android 10. For selfies, the smartphone comes with a dual punch hole camera that includes 32 MP main sensor and an 8 MP ultra-wide sensor.

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