OnePlus Nord Will Have Google Phone, Messages Pre-installed

OnePlus Nord Will Have Google Phone, Messages Pre-installed
OnePlus has confirmed that its upcoming mid-range smartphone will ship with numerous Google apps along with Search, Maps, Chrome and many others. In an Instagram publish over the weekend, the corporate introduced that the OnePlus Nord can have Google Phone and Google Messages pre-installed as an alternative of the corporate’s personal SMS and Dialer apps. The machine can even have the Google Duo video-calling app pre-installed, the corporate stated.

OnePlus didn’t say why it has determined to ditch its in-house apps in favor of these from Google. However, the video claims that it’s going to supply Nord customers the ‘smoothest’ Android expertise. The video additionally guarantees ‘a pretty great price’, which might be consistent with the corporate’s efforts to make it successful in India. OnePlus had earlier confirmed that the machine will price lower than $500. However, the corporate is but to disclose its price-tag formally.

OnePlus’ choice to pre-install Google Phone and Messages apps on the Nord follows an analogous announcement from Xiaomi earlier this yr. The Chinese tech big is already delivery a few of its smartphones with pre-installed Google Messages app to adjust to privateness rules within the EU and Russia. The Chinese, Indonesian and Indian ROMs, nonetheless, proceed to ship with the default MIUI messaging app.

As for the OnePlus Nord, it’s all set to be unveiled July 21st. It will sport a 90Hz AMOLED show and supply 5G connectivity, courtesy of the Snapdragon 765G SoC. The telephone can even have a 4,115mAh battery, a quad-camera setup on the again and a dual-camera setup upfront. It must also run Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 out-of-the-box.

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