Yesterday we told you that OnePlus Nord to arrive in the US it may be a different phone than the one you’ve seen on our site in the last few weeks. The XDA gang robbed the latest version of OxygenOS 10.5 for OnePlus Nord and found some clues about the upcoming new OnePlus phone, which could be Nord’s variant for the US market. The device has a code name for Billie, which could be a reference to US pop singer Billie Eilish. The producer has a habit of using artists as codenames. Other references detected are one of the SM6350, which is the code for the Snapdragon 690 chipset. This is Qualcomm̵
7;s cheapest SoC with an integrated 5G modem chip (Snapdragon X51 5G).
The Snapdragon 690 is manufactured by Samsung using an 8 nm process. It consists of a pair of Cortex A-77 processor cores for heavy-duty tasks and six Cortex-A55 processor cores for shared housekeeping. The included Adreno 619L GPU is said to be 60% faster than the Adreno 612 GPU found in the Snapdragon 675. So far, HMD Global, Sharp, Wingtech, Motorola, TCL and LG have said the Snapdragon 690 will power the phones of the future. However, none of the smartphone brands owned by BBK Electronics (which owns OnePlus) had a word about the intention to use the chipset.
OnePlus One Nord in the United States is reportedly called Billie Eilish
Nevertheless, the Snapdragon 690 is cheaper OnePlus will buy more than the Snapdragon 765G, powered by the only announced and available OnePlus Nord model. Therefore, we should note that prices for the US version of Nord will fall. The OnePlus may have felt compelled to produce a mid-range phone as the prices of its most popular models rose higher. Initially, OnePlus called its phones a “flagship killer” because they introduced flagship-type specifications at a lower cost. However The OnePlus 8 Pro costs as much as $ 999, which is equivalent to the price of flagship phones from major manufacturers.
OnePlus is expected to release its flagship OnePlus 8T line later this year.