In an unique dialog with Wired, OnePlus CEO and co-founder Carl Pei has revealed that OnePlus Nord US launch is about for later this yr. This is the primary time that we’ve heard an official assertion on the U.S. launch state of affairs. Unfortunately, Lau didn’t supply some other particulars concerning the launch, pricing, plans, or provider partnerships.
This is the place the second report makes issues much more attention-grabbing. The of us over at XDA have been digging by the most recent OxygenOS 10.5 construct to seek out one thing value speaking about. Their exploration proved to be fruitful as they stumbled upon references to an upcoming OnePlus smartphone codenamed Billie. There have been additionally completely different calls to “isSM6350Products” throughout the OxygenOS settings app. It is value noting that SM6350 is the inner codename for the newly launched Snapdragon 690 processor.
The processor was primarily searching for fashions BE2025, BE 2026, BE 2028, and BE2029. If it was capable of finding them, it was returning the worth as “true”. There are speculations that “BE” within the codename stands for Billie Eilish, an American singer-songwriter. If really true, this isn’t the primary time OnePlus can be utilizing a music superstar title for codenaming its gadgets. The at the moment accessible OnePlus Nord has a codename Avicii and thus mannequin quantity AC2001 and AC2003.
It is sort of doable that OnePlus Nord may flip right into a devoted lineup of smartphones and finally a sub-brand. This is the rationale each time Nord arrives in America, it’d really be a special gadget than the present Nord.