Is this OnePlus' next phone is all its metallic glory?

A leaked image appears to show the next OnePlus handset

A leaked image believed to show the OnePlus Nord 4
(Image credit: OnePlus Club (via Twitter))
Quick Summary

A new image has leaked which appears to show off the OnePlus Nord 4 device.

That looks like a really interesting handset, with a mixed material back that looks to be part metal and part glass.

Advancing technology means that the best phones on the market are now better than ever before. New features and functionality have accelerated the space quickly, meaning we can now do more than ever before on these devices.

Those changes start at the top, but quickly filter down to more affordable handsets. That has led to a range of the best cheap phones also offering fantastic value and features for a more modest budget.

Looking likely to enter that space is the OnePlus Nord 4. We've heard rumours about this device recently, with a notable – if slightly unusual – collaboration with Finnish metal band and former Eurovision winners, Lordi.

Now, that device has been leaked, with a press image being circulated on Twitter. Shared by an account called OnePlus Club, the image appears to be consistent with other marketing shots.

In it, we see three different colours, each with around 3/4 of the back panel covered with metal. The remaining 1/4 is the top half with the cameras, and appears to be made from glass. It's certainly an interesting design, and one which is reminiscent of the recently unveiled Oppo Reno 12 Pro.

There are three different colour options shown in the image – black, turquoise and silver. Interestingly, the silver option has a striped back panel, which could even be textured – it's hard to decipher from the image itself. Regardless, it's a pattern which isn't shown on the other two.

The glass panel reveals a duo of sensors in the camera module. There's no official detail on what those are, but rumours suggest it could use a 50MP main sensor with an 8MP on the side.

Other rumours suggest a 5,500mAh battery inside, while the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 is said to power things. That all sits behind a rumoured 6.74-inch 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED panel. All in all, that sounds like a really strong spec sheet, and one which tech fans should be excited to get their hands on.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.