Mysterious OnePlus ‘Ivan’ smartphone bags BIS certification, tipped to be a Nord model

Is this the OnePlus Nord CE 2?

Highlights
  • A mysterious OnePlus phone with model number IV2201 has received the BIS certification in India.
  • Tipster Yogesh Brar says its internal codename is Ivan.
  • The phone’s marketing name hasn’t been revealed at the moment.

A mysterious OnePlus phone with the model number IV2201 has received the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification in India. The certification suggests the launch could be imminent but a specific timeline can’t be said for certain at the moment; nonetheless, we can expect an early 2022 launch. This is the first time this model number has appeared online, raising questions regarding which device it could be. Noted leakster Yogesh Brar tells us that this phone’s internal codename is Ivan and that it could be a Nord-branded phone. This means OnePlus Ivan is probably a successor to the Nord CE or maybe a new budget Nord offering altogether. Like you, even we’re curious to learn the handset’s official name.

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Separately, the OnePlus 9 RT and Buds Z2 product pages have gone live on the company’s India website, suggesting an imminent launch. The handset is expected to launch in the country later this month and the TWS earbuds might tag along as well. The OnePlus 9 RT will arrive as a successor to the OnePlus 9R that launched alongside the OnePlus 9 series earlier this year. The OnePlus 9 RT launched in China back in October as a budget flagship offering.

OnePlus 9RT specifications

OnePlus 9RT sports a 6.62-inch E4 OLED display with up to a 120Hz refresh rate, 1300nits peak brightness, HDR10+ support, and 600Hz touch response. The phone runs on ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 in China but may come with OxygenOS in India but with a ColorOS code base.

The handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage. OnePlus 9RT has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security and a 4,500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65T 65W fast charging.

Also read: OnePlus 10 Pro launch date revealed? Alleged OnePlus CES invite shows up

It is equipped with a triple rear camera system. The setup includes a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera with OIS and EIS support, 16MP wide-angle lens, and a macro lens. There is a 16MP camera on the front for selfies and video chats.

Connectivity options include 5G support, Wi-Fi 6, and USB Type-C port, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth.

Key Specs

OnePlus Nord 2
MediaTek Dimensity 1200 MT6893 | 6 GBProcessor
6.43 inches Display
50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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OnePlus Nord 2 Price
Rs. 27,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating4/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
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Pros

  • Decent performance
  • Excellent photography
  • Software experience still the best
  • Superfast 65W charging

Cons

  • Mono sensor not very useful
  • Screen brightness could be better
  • Low-light photography needs improvement
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