The OnePlus Nord was announced last week, but the Nord phone is the first Nord product in a line that is yet to come. So if you are wondering what the next device in the newly installed family is going to be, well, it looks like it is also a phone. Shocking, we know.
According to CEO Carl Pei, unlike the first Nord, it is limited in availability for Europe and India (now at least), the next Nord will also make it to the North American markets. Wired. The timeline of the launch is “later this year”.
That handset could be powered by the recently unveiled Snapdragon 690 chipset, with Qualcomm soon to be the cheapest offering with 5G. The chip maker needs to go down in price from the 765/768 family (also used in Nord) to better compete with MediaTek’s Dimension 800/820.
Thus, the next OnePlus Nord may be cheaper than the current Nord. And be available in the US. The SoC information comes from some digging in the latest version of OxygenOS 10.5 for Nord, performed by people XDA-Developers.
He found several references to the upcoming OnePlus smartphone under the name Mileni, as well as several calls from a method called “isSM6350Products” in the OxygenOS Settings app. The SM6350, incidentally, is Qualcomm’s internal designation of the Snapdragon 690. This method examines the model of the device and is true if it matches BE2025, BE2026, BE2028, or BE2029.
They are all variants of the upcoming model, based on the general naming scheme of OnePlus, where “BE” could stand for Billy Avish. It’s not as crazy as it sounds – “AC” stands for Avicii in the current Nord’s AC2001 and AC2003 model numbers, so the Music Star theme in OnePlus’ codename game is quite real.
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