OnePlus Nord 2 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI overview: a worthy successor

OnePlus has just unveiled its highly anticipated successor to the OnePlus Nord, and it’s something special. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G not only brings extreme performance enhancements thanks to the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chipset, but it also brings far better cameras, a bigger battery with super-fast charging, a beautiful high refresh-rate display, and more. Considering the enhancements the OnePlus Nord 2 5G brings to the table, the phone is on another level compared to its predecessor. Here’s everything that makes this device special.

Powerful performance and specialised features with MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chipset

Built on TSMC’s 6nm architecture, the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is an octa-core processor comprising of one Cortex-A78 ultra core clocked at 3GHz, three Cortex-A78 super cores clocked at 2.6GHz, and four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores clocked at 2GHz. Handling the graphics is the Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. Together, they bring 65% faster CPU performance and 125% faster GPU performance when compared to the performance on the original OnePlus Nord. That means you are getting almost twice year-over-year performance, which is bonkers if you think about it. Not only that, but the MediaTek Dimensity chip is also bringing true Dual SIM 5G, so you will be ready for the 5G revolution when it hits India. But this is only the part of the story. If you have noticed, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor, which is different from the standard MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset.

So, what does this AI mean for the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor? Well, a couple of weeks back, MediaTek announced its new MediaTek Dimensity 5G Open Resource Architecture platform. Under this, the company gives smartphone brands closer-to-metal access to its chipset technologies to customise features for cameras, displays, graphics, artificial intelligence (AI). The idea was to allow smartphone manufacturers to create outstanding flagship and premium 5G smartphones that stand out from the crowd. And the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is a clear sign that MediaTek has been successful in delivering its vision. OnePlus worked in tandem with MediaTek to enhance the AI-based features of the processor, so you will see enhanced AI performance everywhere when using the smartphone, especially when using the excellent camera on this device.

50MP triple camera sensor with Sony IMX766 sensor

Apart from the processor, if there’s one thing that elevates the OnePlus Nord 2 5G above its predecessor and competitors, it has to be the camera. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G has a triple camera module at the back comprising of a 50MP f/1.9 primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. There’s also an excellent 32MP front-facing camera to take care of all your selfie needs. The highlight of this camera setup is the 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor that churns out freakishly good results. It can capture 56 percent more light than the original OnePlus Nord’s camera, resulting in better low-light performance. It also comes with OIS, which helps capture stable images and videos and improves low light performance. To complement this hardware, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with Nightscape Ultra, an enhanced version of OnePlus’s Nightscape Mode. Using this feature, you will be able to shoot better and brighter photos even in conditions as dim as one lux.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G cameras

OnePlus Nord 2 5G also brings several AI photography enhancement features thanks to the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI processor. The Nord 2 5G comes equipped with AI Video Enhancement which improves the brightness, colour, and contrast of video recordings in real-time. There’s also AI Photo Enhancement which can recognise up to 22 different photography scenarios and automatically adjust the settings accordingly for improved results. Then there’s the new Group Shots 2.0 feature on the front camera that can detect up to five faces at a time, and optimises aspects from skin tone to facial details. With such powerful camera hardware and software features, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G can deliver excellent camera performance in all lighting conditions. You are going to love capturing your memories on this phone.

Silky smooth visuals on 90Hz Fluid AMOLED Display

OnePlus phones have always been a joy to use, thanks to their buttery smooth performance, and the OnePlus Nord 2 5G will not be any different. The phone packs a 6.43-inch fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Whether you are scrolling through the interface or playing high-octane games, the display will keep up with you, and you won’t see any jitters or lags. Thanks to the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chipset, you are also getting features such as AI Colour Boost and AI Resolution Boost, which improve colours and upscales resolution from popular apps, thus delivering vivid and dynamic visual experiences. The Nord 2 5G comes with OxygenOS 11.3, which brings significant improvements to features like dark mode, always-on display, gestures, and more, which further enhance your display interactions.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G Display

Big battery with 65W Warp Charge technology

One of the highlights of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W Warp Charge technology. The battery is big enough to last you a whole day. The battery performance is further enhanced by several power-saving technologies, like the MediaTek 5G UltraSave technology, that comes built into the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chipset. They ensure that you get a solid battery life no matter which mobile network you are using. If you are not a power user, you can even get two days of use without charging the phone. And when you do need to charge it, you will be blown away by the 65W Warp Charge technology that can get the device from 0 to 100 percent in less than 35 minutes. If you are someone who plugs in the phone to get an overnight charge, you will be happy to know that the OnePlus Nord 2 5G can adapt to reduce the time spent at 100% battery to maintain good battery health. The bottom line is that you will not experience any battery woes with this smartphone.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G Warp Charge

Other highlights

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G brings several other minor upgrades that will enhance your overall experience while using the smartphone. The device packs stereo speakers, which produce incredible sound for their size. You will enjoy watching movies and playing games without using earphones on this device. There’s also Haptics 2.0 engine that gives smoother and more sensitive tactile feedback. It has a smart ambient display that uses AI and light-sensing technology to optimise Nord 2’s screen readability whenever you are outside. Like these, many other features are sprinkled throughout the OS to enhance your user experience. There are just too many to mention here but trust me, you will discover them as you use the phone.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G anti-glare feature

The OnePlus Nord 2 5G has impressed us a lot. Not only the phone is a massive upgrade over its predecessor, but it stands on its own in a sea of phones that were released this year. Thanks to its MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI chipset, 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor, 65W warp charging, 90Hz display, and more, the phone delivers a powerful performance and is a joy to use. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G starts at Rs 27,999, and it is available for sale at OnePlus.in, Amazon.in, OnePlus Experience Stores, Reliance Digital, Croma, Vijay Sales, and other partner stores. It will be available in three colours, namely Blue Haze, Gray Sierra, and Green Wood. OnePlus has launched special offers for its Red Cable Club members. Users who purchase the phone through OnePlus.in or the OnePlus store app will be eligible to receive the OnePlus Band or OnePlus Buds Z at Rs 1,499 while the first 2000 to purchase on the OnePlus Store app will win a OnePlus handy fanny pack. Users can also avail Rs 1000 instant discount and no-cost EMI for 3 and 6 months on HDFC Bank credit cards and EMI transactions on OnePlus.in.

OnePlus Nord 2 5G is also available on Amazon.in. Red Cable Care users can expect an additional 1TB cloud storage. You can also get up to Rs 1,000 instant discount using HDFC credit cards. There’s also no-cost EMI options making the phone affordable and accessible to more buyers.