OnePlus launched the Nord 2 in the UK, Europe and India following the July 22nd launch. The phone is the first OnePlus phone without a Snapdragon processor. Instead, the Nord 2 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chip – a specially crafted unit marked “AI” at the end to mark the phone’s boost in AI processing.
Pre-orders for Nord 2 phones begin July 22 while full sales begin July 28th from select OnePlus retailers, all of whom we track here.
The Nord 2 release is scheduled a few weeks after the budget Nord CE 5G arrives in the UK. The CE model, which starts at £ 299 / € 329 / £ 24,999, went on sale on June 21 in the UK (although sales in India began on June 16). See where to buy the Nord CE 5G here. While the US didn’t get CE, it got the inexpensive Nord N200 instead.
The Nord 2 won’t launch in North America and neither will the first-generation Nord.
What can you expect? The Dual SIM Nord 2 features a 6.43-inch Full HD 90Hz AMOLED display with additional AI-powered resolution and color enhancement. There’s also a 50MP main camera with a Sony IMX766 sensor, which promises to capture 56% more light for night photography compared to the original Nord. In terms of juice, the Nord 2 has a 4500mAh battery that charges fully in less than 35 minutes thanks to the 65 Warp charger (which is included). We’ve covered everything there is to know about the Nord 2 separately if you want to see all the specs and features.
The Nord 2 launched alongside the OnePlus Buds Pro with ANC to compete with premium devices from Apple, Sony and Bose, but at a lower price point of £ 139. Buds Pro will be available for pre-order on August 18 and will go on sale on August 25.
We’re tracking everything you need to know about your OnePlus Nord 2 purchase right here.
How much does OnePlus Nord 2 cost?
Nord 2 is available in Gray Sierra or Blue Haze colors in the following configurations.
- 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – £ 469 / € 499 /34,999 won
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – £ 399 / € 399 /29,999 won
- 6GB RAM + 128GB storage (India only) – 27,999
OnePlus is also launching an India-only exclusive with Green Woods leather trim.
That puts the Nord 2 in roughly the same price range as the original Nord, which started at £ 379 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, or £ 469 for 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
See our review of the original OnePlus Nord.
Where To Buy OnePlus Nord 2 SIMless – Pre-Order Suggestions
The most obvious place to pick up the Nord 2 is straight from OnePlus, where the phones will be available for pre-order until midnight on July 27, ahead of full sales starting on July 28. You can also pre-order the Nord 2 phones at Amazon…
OnePlus includes a free Google Stadia Premiere Edition with purchase, and pre-orders also include 10% off the Nord 2 phone case and screen protector, and 50% off the OnePlus Buds Z headphones.
The Nord 2 phones will also be available for purchase at John Lewis… Also likely to sell at a price Direct Laptops (although the retailer hasn’t confirmed) as it currently offers the original Nord phone.
In India on July 26th, OnePlus Nord 2 begins on sale in Early Access to Red Cable Club members through OnePlus India, OnePlus Experience Stores and Amazon India… Full sales will begin on July 28th and Indian customers will also be able to get the exchange bonus and 3 months of Spotify Premium free.
Where to buy OnePlus Nord 2 by contract
If you’d like to see how the Nord 2 compares to other mid-range flagships, check out our roundup of the best mid-range phones. We also compare the best OnePlus phones here.