The team behind the upcoming OnePlus Nord wants to talk about the process of choosing components and what motivated their decisions.

Simon Liu, who is Imaging Director for OnePlus Nord lays out the specs of the cameras – all six of them.

The main camera on the rear is the 48MP Sony IMX586, the main sensor on the OnePlus 8/8 Pro (also used in the 7T series). The Nord team chose to once again use that sensor, paired with a bright f/1.75 lens and optical image stabilization, because of the software optimizations to the sensor OnePlus has made over the years.

Accompanying the main camera are an 8MP ultrawide snapper, 5MP depth sensor and a macro unit.

On the front there’s a 32MP main selfie camera and a second camera with a 105-degree ultrawide field of view. Both front facing cameras will be equipped with algorithms to brighten up faces and reduce noise in low light, and also enhance face details in selfies with multiple people.

Shawn L. – Head of Product for the OnePlus Nord talks about the display and performance. OnePlus went with a 90Hz AMOLED panel for the Nord, but increased the touch sampling rate from the 135Hz on the OnePlus 7T to 180Hz for the Nord. Touch sampling rate determines how fast the screen responds to touch input.

This means that the display on the OnePlus Nord matches the one on the OnePlus 8 in terms of responsiveness – 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The OnePlus 8 Pro is still the benchmark for OnePlus phones – 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate.

OnePlus Nord team talks cameras and performance

Finishing off Shawn L. talks about the choice of a Snapdragon 765G with up to 12GB of RAM, which paired with Oxygen OS’ optimized animations will result in OnePlus’ well-regarded zippy performance.

The OnePlus Nord will become official on July 21.

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