OnePlus Nord was announced last week, but the Nord phone is only the first Nord product in the lineup that will not appear yet. So if you’re wondering what the next device in the new family will look like, it looks like it’s also a phone. Shocking, we know.
Unlike the first Nord, with limited access to Europe and India (at least for now), the next Nord will enter North American markets, according to CEO Carl Pay Leading. Launch schedule – “later this year”.
This device can work from the recently released Snapdragon 690 chipset, which will soon be the cheapest offer from Qualcomm with 5G. The chipmaker needs to lower the price from the 765/768 family (also used in Nord) to better compete with MediaTek̵7;s Dimensity 800/820.
Thus, the next OnePlus Nord may be even cheaper than the current Nord. And be available in the US. Information about SoC comes from digging the latest version of OxygenOS 10.5 for Nord, which was performed by people on XDA developers.
They found several links to a future OnePlus smartphone codenamed Billy, as well as several calls to a method called “isSM6350Products” in the OxygenOS Settings app. SM6350, by the way, is an internal designation of Qualcomm Snapdragon 690. This method checks the device model and returns the true value if it corresponds to BE2025, BE2026, BE2028 or BE2029.
These are all versions of the same future model, based on the usual OnePlus naming scheme, where “BE” can play Billy Elish. It’s not as crazy as it sounds – the current numbers of the models AC2001 and AC2003 Nord have “AC” for Avicii, so the theme of the music star is quite real in the game codenamed OnePlus.
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