OnePlus Nord will be powered by a 5G Snapdragon chipset, Qualcomm has confirmed via a tweet. The chipmaker did not reveal the name of the 5G chipset, but past reports claim that the OnePlus Nord will be powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC. The upcoming affordable OnePlus smartphone was all over the news yesterday after OnePlus confirmed the name of the new series to be OnePlus Nord. The company also revealed in its “New Beginnings” documentary series that The OnePlus Nord price will be under $500 (approx Rs 47,000).

OnePlus has already stated in the past that the company is “going all in on 5G” back when it launched the OnePlus 8 series, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the OnePlus Nord will also come with 5G support. As an affordable smartphone, we expect to see a mid-range 5G chipset power the device. While the phone is widely believed to be powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC, there is slight chance that OnePlus could be using a completely new 5G chipset that is yet to be announced by Qualcomm. 

Other OnePlus Nord specifications confirmed include a 32MP dual selfie camera setup and a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout. The phone is rumoured to launch with a 90Hz refresh rate and 30W fast charging support. We expect OnePlus to reveal more details about the Nord smartphone in the days leading up to the launch. 

OnePlus Nord will launch in India soon and is already listed on Amazon India. The phone will be up for limited pre-orders in Europe, while India pre-order details are yet to be revealed.

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