A special Pac-Man edition of OnePlus Nord 2 could launch soon

OnePlus seems to be readying yet another special edition phone, this time it's the OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition.

Highlights
  • OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man special edition is tipped to be in the works.
  • The special edition phone is said to ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC instead of the Dimensity 1200 AI SoC.
  • OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man edition is expected to launch in November.

OnePlus Nord 2, the successor to the Nord, was released in India back in July and is the company’s first phone to ship with a MediaTek chipset, the Dimensity 1200 to be precise. The phone has been received quite well and it is available in Blue Haze, Gray Sierra, and Green Woods colours. Now, according to reliable tipster Max J, the company is apparently gearing up to unveil a special Pac-Man-themed OnePlus Nord 2 soon. OnePlus isn’t new to launching special edition models of its popular phones. It did so in the past on multiple occasions, such as the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition and the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition.

This coincides with a report from XDA Developers, who spotted a new lock screen clock theme with yellow text and Pac-Man ghost’s eyes in the OnePlus Launcher v5.2.34 teardown. This version was released with the OxygenOS A.11 update for the Nord 2. There is also a Pac-Man 256 app in the OnePlus folder and a Pac-Man unlock fingerprint animation. The SystemUI APK also includes strings that hint at a special Pac-Man Always-on Display clock. What caught our attention is that it has a new string that hints at Snapdragon 778G SoC instead of the Dimensity 1200 AI SoC found on the original OnePlus Nord 2. There are chances we might see the special Pac-Man edition next month.

OnePlus Nord 2 Pac-Man

OnePlus Nord 2 specifications

OnePlus Nord 2 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI SoC paired with ARM G77 MC9 GPU. The chipset is coupled with up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB storage. It is equipped with features like an in-display fingerprint sensor, X-axis linear motor, screen flash, dual stereo speakers, and noise cancellation. There is a 4500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support and a 32MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, and USB Type-C port.

OnePlus Nord 2 sports a 6.43-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 2400×1080 pixels resolution. It runs on Android 11-based OxygenOS custom skin out of the box and packs an in-display fingerprint sensor. It has a triple camera setup on the back, with a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with OIS, f/1.88 aperture, and 6P lens; an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 119.7-degree field of view, EIS, and f/2.25 aperture; and a 2MP mono lens. It measures 158.9 X 73.2 X 8.25mm and weighs 189 grams.

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
★★★★★
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Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
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Performance
★★★★★
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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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