Another OnePlus Nord 2 blast reported; too many coincidences?
OnePlus's Nord 2 has allegedly been involved in another blast incident. According to a tweet by @lakshayvrm, his brother's Nord 2 exploded while he was on a call. The Twitter user has also shared images of the damaged phone. This is not the first time that Nord 2 users have reported the phone catching fire. Notably, OnePlus is yet to respond to the incident.
- A smartphone can catch fire due to a variety of reasons. However, when the same model is the protagonist of several blast stories, it calls for caution.
- Since its launch last July, many users have reported the OnePlus Nord 2 catching fire randomly. Although we are unsure of the reason, one wonders if these are just too many coincidences or something else.
In the present case, the alleged blast of the OnePlus Nord 2 did not cause any injury to the user. However, when the phone reportedly caught fire inside a Delhi-based lawyer's coat pocket last year, he suffered burns. Another tweet from last year mentioned how the explosion of a Nord 2 led to severe burns. The company has attributed these incidents to customer-induced damages.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G sports a punch-hole cut-out on the top-left corner, slim bezels, a plastic frame, and an under-display fingerprint sensor. Dimensions-wise, the handset measures 8.3mm in thickness and weighs 184,189g. It bears a 6.43-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display having a 90Hz refresh, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The OnePlus Nord 2 5G sports a triple rear camera setup, including a 50MP (f/1.9, OIS) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.3) 119-degree ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP (f/2.4) monochrome shooter. For selfies and video calling, it has a 32MP (f/2.5) wide front-facing camera. Cameras on the front and rear support 1080p videos and 4K videos at 30fps, respectively.
The Nord 2 5G is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. Under the hood, it boots Android 11-based OxygenOS 11.3 and houses a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast-charging technology. Connectivity options include dual-SIMs, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, 5G, NFC, GPS, and a Type-C port.