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OnePlus Nord 2 resuscitates ‘flagship killer’ name, will be controlled by an exclusive MediaTek chip

OnePlus made its presentation on the cell phone market by calling its first phone a “flagship killer” for its high-end specs and unthinkably low cost. More than seven years later, plainly OnePlus no longer holds that title, yet the OnePlus Nord 2 is carrying it’s anything but an exclusive MediaTek chipset.

Today, OnePlus authoritatively affirmed that its next mid-range cell phone will be the “OnePlus Nord 2,” affirming rumors we’ve been hearing for quite a while. The gadget, which is relied upon to look a great deal like the OnePlus 9, is coming, and the first spec the brand is affirming is that the Nord 2 will be powered by a MediaTek chip. That chip will be the organization’s flagship Dimensity 1200, yet a custom and exclusive version of its called the Dimensity 1200-AI.

The Dimensity 1200 is a 6nm chip that is generally similar to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865/870. Up until now, only a handful of gadgets run the chip including gadgets from Xiaomi and OnePlus sister-brand Realme. This is the first time ever OnePlus is utilizing a chip that is not from Qualcomm.

What’s particularly eminent here, however, is that this is the first time OnePlus is pushing the “flagship killer” name in a few years. The last time it was broadly used, basically in a social media post like this, was in 2018 with the OnePlus 6 series.