The OnePlus Nord launch will be the very first to occur as an AR livestream event across devices.
Clearly the firm is insistent on breaking the mold with their mid-range smartphone, which might mean an entirely different launch event than we’ve become accustomed to. There has probably never been another mid-range smartphone to come to market with as much fanfare or interest, even without a wide US launch.
[Update 07/21]: OnePlus is also running a simultaneous “regular” livestream launch of the OnePlus Nord over on the official website dedicated to the upcoming device. You should be able to join in and enjoy the stream without needing to grab your smartphone — if you don’t care too much for AR content.
You can also watch the entire thing unfold thanks to the partnership between Unbox Therapy and OnePlus, you’ll find the YouTube embedded video below.
Even before the launch livestream starts, we already know a fair bit about the OnePlus Nord. We’re expecting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G-enabled chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, and a 90Hz AMOLED display. Plus we’ve had a good look at the design and upcoming OnePlus Buds, thanks to leaks and teasers from the firm themselves.
What time does the OnePlus Nord livestream start?
The OnePlus Nord AR livestream will begin on Tuesday July 21 at 7 a.m. PT, 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. BST.
What you’ll need
- Download the OnePlus Nord AR app
- Headphones (although not necessary)
- A Wi-Fi connection
- An AR capable smartphone
When launching the dedicated OnePlus Nord AR launch application, you’ll have to ensure that your phone is fully charged, you have headphones on, and Wi-Fi is connected for the best overall experience. You will also need a flat surface to scan so that you can watch the phone get unveiled. Scanning one of the cardboard invite QR codes will also give you extra features such as the ability to take photos and record videos of the live event.
If you don’t have an invite, you can scan the QR code below:
While an AR livestream for the launch of the OnePlus Nord is really interesting, we’re hoping that OnePlus will also run a standard video livestream unveiling their latest device for those that prefer standard online video. However, there are no guarantees this will happen.
More on OnePlus:
- Here are the OnePlus Buds in three colors [Gallery]
- OxygenOS 10.5.11 out for OnePlus 8/8 Pro w/ July patch, new clock styles, OnePlus Buds prep, more
- OnePlus Nord will replace dialer, SMS apps w/ Google Phone and Google Messages
- OnePlus Nord: 90Hz display, 12GB RAM, cameras, and other specs confirmed
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