OnePlus Nord to Ditch Dialer and Messages App with Google Dialer and Messenger

Shekhar Vaidya
By Shekhar Vaidya
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It is only a couple of days left for the official launch of OnePlus Nord. OnePlus is creating an enormous amount of hypes for the launch of its new mid-ranger. Company officials, YouTubers, and Twitter users also played a huge role in this new segment’s pre-launch promotions. Also, OnePlus, itself is very active in various social media platforms. Yesterday, OnePlus posted a video on its Instagram page(@oneplus.nord) regarding the announcement of ditching its default dialer and messages app with Gooogle’s alternatives.

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Google apps are a key part of most Android smartphones, but OEMs often have replacements or alternatives to a number of them. OnePlus, for instance, has long shipped its phones with the company’s dialer and SMS apps pre-installed. It seems, though, that we’ll see a change thereto with Nord.

Why would OnePlus change? within the video, the corporate just about says that Google’s apps are better, “smoother” to be specific. There’s not much wrong with OnePlus’ alternatives to those apps, but it’s no secret that Google has developed some great products with these two apps specifically. Google Phone features a clean UI with smart features, and it’s been building out more features like Call Recording in certain regions. Google Phone has been used on many OEM Android phones in India, a neighborhood OnePlus will surely be targeting with Nord.

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OnePlus Nord Leaked Specifications

Popular tipster Evan Blass, known as evleaks has published a complete specs sheet of the OnePlus Nord ahead of its launch. So let’s see what are we waiting for.

The OnePlus Nord will have a 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with the new standard 90Hz refresh rate and 20:9 aspect ratio with a pixel resolution of 2400X1080. It will have Gorilla Glass protection, in-display fingerprint reader, and dual punch-hole camera set up in the front.

The dual punch-hole camera setup at the top left will have a 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor for selfies. On the main camera end, it will have a quad-camera setup that will include a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with OIS and EIS. Along with it, you will have an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with 119-degree FOV, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

It will be powered by Snapdragon 765G 5G and will have up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB of storage. The OnePlus Nord will run in Android 10-based OxygenOS 10.

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It will have NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and all of the usual connectivity options. OnePlus Nord will have a 4115mAh battery and Wrap Charge 30T fast-charging. The phone will be available in three colors namely- Blue Marble, Gray Onyx, and Gray Ash. The launch of the OnePlus Nord is scheduled on July 21, so it will be interesting to see.

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It is only a couple of days left for the official launch of OnePlus Nord. OnePlus is creating an enormous amount of hypes for the launch of its new mid-ranger. Company officials, YouTubers, and Twitter users also played a huge role in this new segment’s pre-launch promotions. Also, OnePlus, itself is very active in various social media platforms. Yesterday, OnePlus posted a video on its Instagram page(@oneplus.nord) regarding the announcement of ditching its default dialer and messages app with Gooogle’s alternatives.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCv1k0iH_Ae/

Google apps are a key part of most Android smartphones, but OEMs often have replacements or alternatives to a number of them. OnePlus, for instance, has long shipped its phones with the company’s dialer and SMS apps pre-installed. It seems, though, that we’ll see a change thereto with Nord.

Why would OnePlus change? within the video, the corporate just about says that Google’s apps are better, “smoother” to be specific. There’s not much wrong with OnePlus’ alternatives to those apps, but it’s no secret that Google has developed some great products with these two apps specifically. Google Phone features a clean UI with smart features, and it’s been building out more features like Call Recording in certain regions. Google Phone has been used on many OEM Android phones in India, a neighborhood OnePlus will surely be targeting with Nord.

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Image Source: MKBHD (YouTube)

OnePlus Nord Leaked Specifications

Popular tipster Evan Blass, known as evleaks has published a complete specs sheet of the OnePlus Nord ahead of its launch. So let’s see what are we waiting for.

The OnePlus Nord will have a 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with the new standard 90Hz refresh rate and 20:9 aspect ratio with a pixel resolution of 2400X1080. It will have Gorilla Glass protection, in-display fingerprint reader, and dual punch-hole camera set up in the front.

The dual punch-hole camera setup at the top left will have a 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor for selfies. On the main camera end, it will have a quad-camera setup that will include a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with OIS and EIS. Along with it, you will have an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with 119-degree FOV, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

It will be powered by Snapdragon 765G 5G and will have up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB of storage. The OnePlus Nord will run in Android 10-based OxygenOS 10.

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It will have NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and all of the usual connectivity options. OnePlus Nord will have a 4115mAh battery and Wrap Charge 30T fast-charging. The phone will be available in three colors namely- Blue Marble, Gray Onyx, and Gray Ash. The launch of the OnePlus Nord is scheduled on July 21, so it will be interesting to see.

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Shekhar Vaidya is a Blogger, a Web Developer, a CSE UG and a learner who’s learning about CS and programming. Being an introvert, he loves to write tech content instead of discussing it with others in an open stage. If he isn't writing about tech or programming, then most probably you will find him sleeping.
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