OnePlus’ ever-expanding Nord line might be readying yet another expansion, to a previously unreached price point – under INR 20,000. We’re talking about the Indian market, of course, where past Nords have become rather popular in between INR 20,000 and INR 30,000. However, up until now there was no OnePlus device selling for less than INR 20,000, despite the fact that that’s the most popular price point in the country.
Well, according to a new rumor from a generally reliable tipster, that may change later this year. OnePlus is said to be considering launching a Nord phone that will retail for under INR 20,000 in the subcontinent. The company is apparently going to decide whether to go ahead or not “by the middle of Q2”, which can be translated as “by May”.
If OnePlus decides to bring this handset to India, then it will arrive on the market after the Nord 3 launches. That means sometime after July, and not any sooner, unfortunately. If this pans out, it means OnePlus is planning at least three Nords for India this year – the Nord 2 CE is expected to debut first, in February.
The cheapest Nord, if it does materialize, will reportedly feature a 90 Hz AMOLED display, a 50 MP main rear camera, and a MediaTek 5G chipset. No other specs are known at the moment.