This is the first in a new line of devices, and they’ll be more affordable than its flagship phones. The big unveiling was has happened, so the bad news is that you’ve missed it live.
Below you can see the pricing for the OnePlus Buds as well:
Those in the UK will be able to buy the phone from August 4 where it’ll start at £379. That’s a very impressive price for a phone of this type, and the company has yet to confirm the exact pricing for other versions of the device.
OnePlus doesn’t seem to be bringing this phone to the US. It has previously said it may bring the device to the US if it sells well in markets like India and the UK, but the company didn’t even comment on a US release today.
15:21 – We’re now waiting for 30 seconds to find out how much the OnePlus Nord is going to cost. If you’re inside the app, it wants you to guess directly. Hopefully you win a phone if you get the answer right? Who knows?
15:17 – Now, OnePlus is talking about its headphones. We’ve now got an advert about the OnePlus Buds, which are the company’s new true wireless headphones to compete with the likes of Apple AirPods.
From this short trailer they have environmental noise cancelling and come in either black, blue or white. There’s a pebble-like charging case, and these are set to be the sequel to the company’s Bullets series.
We missed a few of the specs during the live stream there, but we’ll be sure to run through them all toward the end of the event as the camera is one of the big focuses of this smartphone.
There’s also 12GB of RAM, which sounds like it may be a bit of overkill for a phone with a mid-range chipset inside.
15:09 – Colors are blue or black, and there’s a 6.44-inch display on the front. The company has yet to confirm the exact resolution of the screen for now. It’s also a 5G phone, which is likely to make it one of the most affordable 5G phones on the market.
15:07 – The phone is here, and we’ve seen a variety of specs flutter around the screen. We’ve now entered a more standard video introduction to the OnePlus Nord, which is the sort of trailer you’d expect to see on TV.
There’s a Snapdragon 765 processor inside, and the fast-charging tech is back for this phone. OnePlus is also including a 90Hz display on the phone as well.
15:05 – Camera, smooth experience and quality are the three elements that OnePlus wants this phone to focus on. Of course, price should also be in that mix as well.
15:03 – Carl is now on a virtual stage within the app. He has confirmed the app is 20 minutes long, and at the end of the launch you’ll find an augmented reality demo of the phone at the end of the event.
You’ll need to download the app for that, and you’ll be able to find out how to do that here.
15:01 – We’re now being treated to a video about what “the future” is. We’ve seen clips of Big Ben in London at midnight, and Black Friday clips. This looks like more of a Black Mirror opening that a video clip for a phone launch so far.
14:57 – At the time of writing, the YouTube video stream has around 96,000 people watching it while the augmented reality app says it has 65,000 people.
That shows that a lot of people haven’t downloaded the app directly and would prefer a traditional stream, but many will be excited for this unique approach to unveiling a new phone.
14:55 – The video is now looping so if you want to watch it for yourself you’ll find it on the augmented reality app. That may be a little late to download that now, so instead you’ll find the video link below to watch it live along with us.
14:52 – We’re seeing a pre launch video from OnePlus about the development process of the new phone. Someone in the clip claiming the device was developed in six months, which is quite remarkable considering a lot of phones take years to produce.
We’ve yet to see the actual peek at the device yet, and we’ll be sharing that as soon as we see it.
14:50 – A weird wrinkle to the OnePlus Nord launch is the fact that Unbox Therapy – a popular tech YouTuber – is hosting the launch on his channel rather than the company having a specific live stream.
If you want to watch it without the AR experience, you’ll be using the video you can find below. The stream is also claiming to have a quick peek at the device ahead of the launch, and we’ll be sure to share that here when it happens.
That’s because Europe and India are the big markets for the OnePlus Nord. The device has already been up for pre-order in those markets, and there’s no clear definition from OnePlus on whether it’ll come to the US at all.
We’re hoping to learn a lot more about that today, but there’s no gurantee the company will comment on this.
14:20 – OnePlus clearly know that the price is the most exciting element of today’s launch. It’s one of the few things that hasn’t been revealed through the consistent confirmations directly from the company and a variety of other leaks over the last few weeks.
In around half an hour’s time, we should start to hear more about the OnePlus Nord but we wouldn’t expect to see the price until toward the end of the event.
According to Pei’s tweets, the company has had a turbulent few days internally.
Home Entertainment writer for TechRadar, Henry St Leger, says, “The OnePlus Buds were pretty inevitable, and it may be they simply offer a true wireless replacement for the Bullets Wireless range rather than really disrupting the true wireless audio market.
“The rumored long battery life is a good start, though, and OnePlus has a history of surprising us, so the Buds could certainly make an impact.”
We’ve even seen pictures of the handset – like the one at the top of this article, and down below – so it’s more details such as the price, release date and other products around the outside. Below are a few things we expect to learn for the first time today.
The company is also hosting a live stream if your phone isn’t capable of running the app or you don’t want the novelty of the app to be watching it.
What are we expecting to see unveiled today? So far, the rumors suggest we’ll see two devices:
OnePlus has chosen to tease elements of the phone over the last few months, so we already know a lot – you can click the link below to learn everything we know about the phone so far. Today is when we’ll learn everything else though – and there are a few important things we don’t know yet.
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