OnePlus Nord's AR launch

Tune into the world's first AR smartphone launch
Adhiraj S. Chauhan

Pricing update:

  • EU:
    • 379 EUR for 8/128
    • 469 EUR for 12/256
  • India:
    • 27999 INR for 8/128
    • 29999 INR for 12/256

Indian pricing converts to about 322 EUR and 344 EUR respectively, which is great news for Indian users (phones are sold slightly cheaper in India). There are two colours: Blue Marble and Gray Onyx.

OnePlus Nord will be launched in Europe and India, and we wrote about the new budget lineup in previous articles. Here's a quick summary of its specs:

  • CPU: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: up to 12GB
  • Display: 90Hz with 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • Back cameras: 48MP Sony IMX586 + 8MP ultrawide + 5MP depth + a macro lens
  • Front cameras: 32MP + 8MP wide-angle sensor

OnePlus said that the phone will cost less than $500, but it might be even cheaper in India (around 30,000 INR).

The AR launch event is tomorrow (21st July, 2020) at 14:00 UTC. There are two easy ways to experience the AR launch:

If you happen to have the Nord AR Cardboard (or have printed it yourself), all you need to do is scan the QR code, which should open up a live countdown for the launch. Once the launch event begins, you'll be able to experience it live as well.

If your phone supports ARCore (check here), you can download the OnePlus Nord AR app from the Play Store. If it doesn't, OnePlus has thought about this - and partnered with the Unbox Therapy YouTube channel, which will livestream the entire Nord launch. You can also tune into the following videos, if you prefer watching the event in your regional language:

If the links aren't available yet, they should be live as soon as the event begins.

Until then, you might want to watch OnePlus' "New Beginnings" series of videos on YouTube, which provide a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how the OnePlus Nord came to be:

Chapter 1:

Chapter 2:

Chapter 3: