The ‘Special Edition’ OnePlus Nord handset has been announced, the company launched it in both India and Europe. It launched alongside the OnePlus 8T, but not in the US, and it was not mentioned during the global launch press event.
This variant of the phone is called the ‘Gray Ash’ model. It has a matte texture compared to the other two models. Speaking of which, the other two Nord models are the Blue Marble and Gray Onyx variants.
The OnePlus Nord ‘Special Edition’ variant is actually the ‘Gray Ash’ model
Other than the fact it has a matte finish, this phone is almost identical to the other two models. Initially, everyone thought this ‘special edition’ phone will include a sandstone back. That’s not the case, as you can see.
Do note that this variant of the device comes with 12GB of RAM only, while the other two are available in both 8GB and 12GB RAM variants. The phone also includes 256GB of internal storage.
The design remains unchanged, other than a different paint job. A 6.44-inch fullHD+ 90Hz display is still present, and the same goes for a 4,115mAh battery. The phone supports Warp Charge 30T fast wired charging.
The Snapdragon 765G fuels this smartphone, while Android 10 comes pre-installed. Some people thought Android 11 will come pre-installed on this phone, same as on the OnePlus 8T, but that’s not the case.
The camera setup on this phone also remains unchanged. The device is priced at INR 29,999 ($409) in India, and it will become available on October 16 on Amazon India, and on October 17 everywhere else.
As far as European availability is concerned, the device costs €529, which is the same price tag as for any other 12GB RAM Nord variant. You can already get the ‘Gray Ash’ OnePlus Nord in Europe, but it won’t ship for another couple of days. Chances are it will be sent your way early next week.
This phone won’t be making its way to the US, same as its siblings. Speaking of which, OnePlus is planning to launch two additional ‘Nord’ models later this month (at least one of which will make its way to the US), so stay tuned for that. If you’re interested in the OnePlus 8T, check out our full review.