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OnePlus Nord SE is just a Special Edition of the original Nord- Report


OnePlus introduced the budget-friendly OnePlus Nord back in July. A recent interview of OnePlus founder Pete Lau also indicated that more Nord smartphones will launch in the future with powerful cameras. Accordingly, there were leaks about an alleged OnePlus Nord SE mid-range smartphone. However, contrary to early leaks, a Phonearena report now says that it’s more of an artistic change.

OnePlus Nord Featured - Gray Onyx

According to the report, Nord SE is just a Special Edition of the OG OnePlus Nord. Precisely, OnePlus will design it in partnership with designer Joshua Vides. For the unaware, he is a graphic artist popular for creating everyday objects in monochromatic hand-drawn illustrations.

Further, he is also known for collaborations with Italy’s Luxury Fashion brand Fendi. Anyway, the Nord SE will only have aesthetic changes like a revamped rear panel and custom wallpapers as per the report. This primarily means that Nord SE will share most of the specs from the predecessor.

That said, this is contradictory to the earlier report that said Nord SE will have improvements in specs like a 4,500mAh battery, 65W Warp Charging. Besides, the previous report also mentioned that SE will be available in India and Europe. But we aren’t sure how OnePlus would position the Special Edition device in markets like India given that Nord has already occupied the ₹25-30K segment.

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Coming back, tipster Max Jambor has additionally supported this claim. In fact, he has tweeted a picture of an OnePlus logo. It has monochrome textures similar to Joshua Vides’ designs and the text says “Nord SE- Same but looks different”.


In any case, if these reports are true, Nord SE will feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 765G SoC, quad rear-camera setup, 4,115mAh battery with 30W fast charging.

Having said that, OnePlus hasn’t confirmed anything yet, and let’s wait for official news to assert this. Nevertheless, the special edition Nord is rumored to launch in March of 2021 alongside the OnePlus 9 series’ event.

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