OnePlus Nord 2 Gets First Android 12 Open Beta Build

OnePlus finally gets the Nord 2 the first android 12 open beta build on the 27th of April 2022. Nord 2 fans are excited about the coming update. OnePlus has finally managed to get round to issuing a similar release for the much newer Nord 2. Which launched last July running Android 11 and is still stuck on that version of the OS even today.

Which is a big shame considering Oneplus is a Tech giant, but they’re taking time to fix the issues bit by bit. The first such step is today’s release of OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 for the Nord 2. As usual with such builds, don’t go down this path if you’re not comfortable with bugs and random issues showing up. The Open Beta 1 will make some features of the Nord 1 Pac-Man edition disappear, so maybe skip this entirely if you have one of those.

OnePlus Nord 2

Final note: as of now, the only download available of OxygenOS 12 Open Beta 1 is for the Indian version of the Nord2.

Here are the features packs with the android 12.

Key updates

  • System
    • Newly added Smart Battery Engine, a feature that prolongs battery life based on smart algorithms and biomimetic self-restoration technology
    • Optimized AI System Booster to 2.1 for your system to run smoothly even when the load is high
    • With  Optimized desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • Optimized Extra HD, a feature that can significantly enhance the image and video resolutions
  • Dark mode
    • Dark mode now supports three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • New additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
    • Newly added access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
    • Newly added OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at your health status
  • Work-Life Balance
    • The Work-Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • WLB 2.0 now supports automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
  • Gallery
    • Gallery now allows you to switch between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
  • Canvas AOD
    • Canvas AOD brings you new diverse styles of lines and colours, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
    • Optimized software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin colour of different figures
  • Games

Newly added the HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer

Known issues

  1. You might be unable to use Face Unlock in the dark after turning on Brighten screen in dim light through Settings.
  2. Fortnite will crash when playing the game.

OnePlus Nord 2

See more on the OnePlus official website

OnePlus Nord 2 5G specs at a glance:

  • Body: 158.9×73.2×8.25mm, 189g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame.
  • Display: 6.43″ Fluid AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 409ppi.
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G77 MC9 GPU.
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
  • OS/Software: Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.5, 1/2.8″, 0.8µm.
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Warp charging 65W.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); 5G, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 6, NFC; stereo speakers.


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