OnePlus Nord 2 specifications may include MediaTek chipset, launch timeline tipped

OnePlus Nord 2 launch will reportedly be in Q2 2021 and the phone's specifications will include the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset, as per a new report.

Highlights
  • OnePlus Nord 2 will reportedly use the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor
  • The Dimensity 1200 is a 6nm processor that offers 5G connectivity 
  • OnePlus Nord 2 launch is expected in Q2 2021

OnePlus Nord 2 launch timeline and chipset have been revealed in a new report. The OnePlus Nord successor will feature a MediaTek chipset instead of a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. To recall, the affordable OnePlus Nord smartphone features a Snapdragon 765G processor, 5G connectivity, and other attractive features at an affordable price. If the report is true, and the OnePlus Nord 2 specifications will include the MediaTek chipset. The smartphone may launch soon after the OnePlus 9 series that is expected later this month.

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OnePlus Nord 2 specifications

The folks over at Android Central have received intel that the OnePlus Nord 2 will be equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset. This is a powerful (as well as an efficient) chipset built on a 6nm process. It’s an octa-core processor that offers a maximum speed of 3.0GHz, 5G connectivity, and a nine-core Mali-G77 GPU. It also supports 5G dual SIM dual standby, which is a feature currently not available on any Qualcomm chipsets. 

If OnePlus does use the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset on the OnePlus Nord 2, then it will be a big deal for MediaTek. The company has always been foreshadowed by Qualcomm for many years but has been stepping up the performance of its chips to match up. The Dimensity series has changed things for the manufacturer as several brands have used its chipsets on flagship and mid-range devices. 

According to the source, OnePlus Nord 2 launch will take place in the second quarter of 2021. It should once again be an affordable offering from the company along the lines of the original Nord. The Dimensity 1200 SoC will also be a big improvement over the Snapdragon 765G used on the current OnePlus Nord. More information regarding the Nord 2 specifications will likely be available in the coming weeks.