Among OnePlus fans and more generally among smartphone enthusiasts always with antennas erected for interesting new products, there is great anticipation for OnePlus Nord (or OnePlus Z), the smartphone that should represent a kind of return to the origins for the popular Chinese brand.
According to the latest rumours emerged, however, the smartphone, although interesting due to a quality/price ratio that promises to be remarkable, may not be entirely new.
To give rise to these speculations was the latest technical indiscretion that emerged about OnePlus Nord: it should be the first smartphone of the brand to mount a dual front camera. We are talking, in particular, of a set-up with a 32 MP main and an 8 MP ultra-wide angle secondary.
This technical detail, with related resolutions, led Max Weinbach to underline on Twitter the obvious similarities between the chatted OnePlus Nord and another existing smartphone: Realme X50 Pro 5G. Net of the fact that the brands in question always proclaim their originality and independence, the close family relationship is there for all to see: both are headed by the giant parent company BBK Electronics.
The points of contact between OnePlus Nord and Realme X50 Pro 5G are expected to be numerous, from the design (especially from the front) to the technical data sheet. The new OnePlus should mount an AMOLED display with 90 Hz refresh rate and double hole at the top for the two front cameras. On the back there is also talk of four cameras.
However, OnePlus Nord will be a lower-end smartphone than the mentioned Realme and this different positioning translates into the only known technical downgrade so far: while Realme X50 Pro 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform, the announced spiritual successor of OnePlus One will have to settle for a (still excellent) Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.