The OnePlus Nord has swiftly become the darling of the smartphone world, despite the fact that it hasn't even launched yet. The device is being positioned as a mid-tier/ budget handset that will see OnePlus get back to its roots of affordable handsets, while offering select flagship features all for under $500.
OnePlus has done a great job at getting the community excited for the impending launch by lifting the curtain on the development of the smartphone in an Instagram docuseries and opening up limited pre-orders over the past three weeks. The last chance to pre-order the handset was yesterday, and predictably, they flew off the shelves - but there's still an opportunity to get your hands on a OnePlus Nord before the July 21 launch next week!
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OnePlus has traditionally opened up Pop-ups ahead of its smartphones' debut, and continued the tradition with the fantastic OnePlus 8 earlier this year - although it was tweaked to be pandemic-appropriate, and was transformed into an online Pop-up instead.
The OnePlus Nord will carry on with this approach, with an online Pop-up event announced that will open up shortly after the reveal to give the community the chance to buy the smartphone before they go on general sale.
It'll be a virtual event, "allowing users to experience the excitement of a OnePlus Pop-up from the safety of their homes."
The OnePlus Buds will also be making their debut alongside the Nord next week, and there are rumours that a second, even cheaper model of the handset could appear at the reveal. We've got less than a week before the big day, so stay tuned to OnePlus' social media channels so that you don't miss out.