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Nord 4: OnePlus' Next Mid-Range Looks Like a Reborn Pixel Phone

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Since OnePlus began its Nord spinoff, the budget series remains one of its most popular lineups. With the company set to unveil the OnePlus Nord 4 on July 16, leaks about the device continue to pile up. Based on those rumors, it appears the upper mid-range handset would bring notable changes, particularly the exterior.

While OnePlus didn't provide any teaser on the Nord 4, the line has historically shared the same design with the China-bound Ace V series. Things look set to take a different turn this year though.

A leaked live image and official render (via OnePlus Club) of the alleged Nord 4 has hit the worldwide web. From what we know, the handset will sport a totally different exterior to the Ace counterpart.

OnePlus Nord 4 resembles a Pixel 2

As seen in the leaked material, it has a flatter and boxier chassis, but the immediate difference can be seen on the two-tone, two-finish on the back. This pretty much resembles the archaic Pixel smartphones of Google, especially the Pixel 2. It also hinted in the invite that the Nord 4 could feature a metal frame, which is a step up from the plastic frame of the Nord 3.

OnePlus Nord 4 or Nord N40 5G
OnePlus' Nord 4 (N40) looks different from the Ace 3V counterpart. / © X/u/OnePlusClub

The rear camera module placement is also different with two camera cutouts positioned horizontally on the top left while the LED flash sits opposite on the right side. The sides see a change in the button placement as well, with the alert slider shifted to the left and the power and volume rocker occupying the right.

OnePlus Nord 4 specifications: A powerful mid-range?

In terms of specifications, the OnePlus Nord 4 will most likely be powered by the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 chipset similar to the Chinese Ace 3V. The mid-range device could be offered in different memory configurations for the global market, perhaps starting with a 8/128 GB setup.

Meanwhile, the imaging prowess is headlined by a 50 MP wide and an 8 MP ultra-wide snappers. A 16 MP selfie camera should sit on the 6.7-inch AMOLED display.

Similar to last year's Nord 3, the Nord 4 could arrive in different variants, too, with the USA possibly getting the less capable and cheaper Nord N40 model.

What are your thoughts on the OnePlus Nord 4's new looks? Do you think this gives a hint about the OnePlus 13's design? Let's discuss your answers in the comments.

Source: OnePlus Club

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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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