Recently, we obtain new information from trusted sources that another smartphone, the Nord N1 5G, will be available from OnePlus. It will be a direct replacement for Nord 10 5G. In the US, it will be available for $300. At the moment, we still don’t hear anything about the exact specification. Even so, it is possible that we will continue get more details in the upcoming month. OnePlus released the Nord N10 5G in October last year, so it’s possible that the N1 5G will arrive in Q3 2021 as an annual replacement. As a mid-range device, the device could be available along a flagship device from the OnePlus 9 series. These devices will be OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9E and OnePlus 9. The company may announce these flagship models in March this year. OnePlus has been quite active in the past few months. Quite recently, it has released the OnePlus, which is its first wearable model. The OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau, has revealed that the company is planning a few big this for 2021. However, he didn’t specify any detail. For a number of months, we heard a number of leaks about the impending arrival of the company’s flagship, the OnePlus 9. It’s also a good thing that the company already confirms the availability of OnePlus Watch.
Among the expected big plans is that the company is planning to improve the photography capability of its future devices. The company has been working with well-known camera maker, Leica. Its camera technology will integrate inside the upcoming OnePlus smartphone models. It is possible that the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will include Leica optics. As a typical flagship in 2021, both OnePlus 9 models will include Snapdragon 888 for exceptional performance level. They should also have 120Hz for smoother gameplay and interface interactions. The OnePlus 9 Lite or 9E will be the more affordable option. However, the most affordable OnePlus 9 model is still quite powerful with Snapdragon 870. It is simply an enhanced version of last year’s Snapdragon 865 Plus. It also supports 5G data connectivity. It may have 90Hz refresh rate, which is a good improvement over the standard 60Hz display. There will be support for 65W quick charging. There’s another smartphone variant called the OnePlus 9T and it will be available later in 2021. The company has also devoted resources for the development of photography features. There could also be focus on software-based development with AI optimization and image processing.
OnePlus is the subsidiary of BKK Electronics, which is also the parent company for Realme, Vivo, Oppo and iQOO. In the smartphone industry, these five brands are popular for low-cost devices that offer good performance and interesting hardware specifications. If we look closer, models of smartphones of these brands have many similarities. As an example, Oppo Find X2 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro are nearly identical in design and hardware specs. However, there are also some distinct differences. As an example, Oppo has better photography features compared to OnePlus.