(Pocket-lint) – In something of a confusing development for the OnePlus line, specs have leaked for a so-called Nord 2, which paint an unclear picture as to where it would sit in the line.
The leaked specifications list includes a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor, which is claimed to sit alongside either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and a 4500mAh battery.
While MediaTek’s processors are often seen as being mid-range, or low quality, the Dimensity 1200 more closely resembles Snapdragon 800-series processors than the low power mid-range chipsets.
Meaning, this could be a shrewd way for OnePlus to use close to top-tier performance in a phone that costs a lot less than its OnePlus 9 series.
Other specifications revealed in the leak by 91Mobiles (in partnership with OnLeaks) include a 6.43-inch fullHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
We’re also told to expect a triple camera system on the rear featuring a 50-megapixel primary sensor alongside 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel secondary and tertiary sensors. The front facing camera is claimed to feature a 32-megapixel sensor.
It’s unusual timing for a leak, especially considering the Nord CE launch that’s taking place today, but the Nord 2 is expected to launch a little later this summer, perhaps next month.
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Design-wise, it’s been suggested that the Nord 2 will more closely resemble the OnePlus 9 series and even feature the same Sony sensor that’s equipped in the Oppo Find X3 Pro’s two main cameras.
With the Nord CE expected to be a lower-powered phone, having this more powerful processor sat between it and the 9 series could help create a clearer distinction between various Nord and top-tier models as OnePlus awkardly continues its transition into being a mainstream smartphone manufacturer.
Writing by Cam Bunton.