Creative Thoughts Challenge: If I were the product manager of Nord ...

  1. Laksh samdariya
    Cupcake Jul 30, 2020 at 8:14 PM

    Laksh samdariya , Jul 30, 2020 at 8:14 PM :
    Thanks oneplus for this opportunity.

    The present nord is a decent phone according to me but could have been much better as it's "the oneplus" and not so timepass brand.
    The changed that I wud make in the present nord would be:
    1) Remove the 2mp macro camera.
    2) have a dual speaker.
    3) Have a 5000+ mAh battery. (No problem if wireless and reverse charging isn't there.)
    4) A physical fingerprint scanner rather then in-display.
    5) 6+64 , 6+128 , 8+128. (According to me 256 Gb storage is a lot and many people do not need soooo much of space and 8 Gb of ram is more than sufficient for a mid range phone)
    6) A USB 3.0 rather than USB 2.0
    7) Slow motion video at 120/240 fps
    8) 4K videos from rear camera at 30/60 fps

    The rest all Hardware and software specs of the present NORD are amazing:
    90Hz fluid AMOLED display
    32mp + 8mp (105°) front camera
    48mp + 8mp (119°) + 5mp (depth) rear camera
    Gorilla glass 5
    Snapdragon 765G 5G
    30 W fast charging
    The curve back pannel

    Coming to the design of the phone I personally would want OnePlus Nord to have being the project manager would be as the given ones.
    The reason I had put the fingerprint scanner at the bottom left of the phone is that... Generally people hold a phone with their right hand having a grip over the lower part of the phone fingers curled towards the left side. So it would be easy for peope to unlock the phone hanging the grip and not changing the grip. Also when you text the key board in at the bottom screen of your phone... It would be easy if the phone turn offs while texting, you could juat unlock it easily as the scanner is right there at the bottom left side. (A unique design I could come across).

    Having a dual speaker would be more fun listening to songs and watching movies with dual effects. The extra bass that you get ans the clarity.

    Having a Battery with more than 5000 mAh capacity would make the consumers sure that the phone will last for quite a long time even though it's usage is really heavy.

    Having 4 camera just for the sake of it makes no sense to me. So I would remove the 2mp macro camera rather improvise the primary camera with 30/60fps 4k recording and 120/240 fps super slow motion. And and would have space to increase the battery capacity.

    A mid-range phone is generally brought by a normal phone user or by students and not by pros or heavy users. So I guess 6+64 would be a good one (already there) 6+128 can also be an option for those who want more space and are happy with 6 GB of RAM. And those who want 128GB of space and not happy with 6GB or RAM can go for 8+128.

    So I laksh accepted "the oneplus creative thoughts challenge". 💯
    This was my idea... If I were to be the project manager of OnePlus Nord in 2020.

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  2. Mar1e
    Cupcake Jul 30, 2020 at 8:27 PM

    Mar1e , Jul 30, 2020 at 8:27 PM :
    So I decided to participate in that challenge that sounded fun, since I like technology and everything creative. 😁

    Here is what I did:


    I think that the OnePlus Nord features are amazing, but I would made have a few changes about the storage.
    Instead of having to choose between 64GB, 128 and 256GB, I would also add the 32GB option. I know almost every brand already removed that, but it could make the phone a bit less expensive and for some people it's enough.

    I hope you liked the design. :)

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  3. yashwant24
    Honeycomb Jul 30, 2020 at 8:31 PM

    yashwant24 , via OnePlus 6 , Jul 30, 2020 at 8:31 PM :


    Here is my "Re-designed OnePlus Nord"

    View attachment 1384368

    The design is inspires from the "Direction Symbol" in arrow of compass.
    64MP Primary Sensor
    12MP Wide Angle
    8MP Telephoto
    2MP Macro
    Dual Flash light.
    Optical image stabilization

    View attachment 1384370
    The introduction of new "Alert Slider"
    the new Alert slider supports 4 modes

    Snapdragon 765(Not 5G)
    Metal sides
    Stereo speaker
    3.5mm headphone jack
    Warp Charge 30T

    View attachment 1384371
    16MP Front Camera
    90HZ F Amoled Display
    4000mAh Battery
    NFC Enabled
    UFS 2.1
    HDR10+ Support
    21:9 Display​

    Adding some better illustration of my Re designed NORD


    Tried my best to present it.
    Didn't work this much for college projects 😅😅
    NOTE:- All the above specifications were given considering NORD as a mid range smartphone, as NORD was meant to be a mid range smartphone.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020 at 8:44 PM

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  4. I1595453777326
    Cupcake Jul 30, 2020 at 10:44 PM

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    Cupcake Jul 30, 2020 at 11:00 PM

  6. 8460543944
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 3:26 AM

    8460543944 , via OnePlus Community App , Jul 31, 2020 at 3:26 AM :
    Rough sketch of the proposal with not much modification, but probably futuristic ones.

    * Touch sensor for volume rocker
    * In display or rear mounted invisible dual speaker technology
    * Single Rear and Front facing top notch camera with high end software to develop great photos and to cut the cost and invest in other superior proposals

    For other physical design related proposals, I hope that You will hire me in your team, as I am in field of creativity with open mindset to everything[e]1f61c[/e][e]1f61c[/e][e]1f61c[/e]

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  7. Narayana 35
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 4:10 AM

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  8. J1582039465306
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 5:19 AM

    J1582039465306 , via OnePlus 7T , Jul 31, 2020 at 5:19 AM :
    Nord is the perfectly designed mobile for such range .
    The phone has pretty much everything one could ask for.
    But incase if I was a product manager ...

    1- I would like to include 3.5 mm jack .
    2- 5000mH battery capacity
    3- Dolby sound just like 7T.


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  9. U1595391777701
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 5:47 AM

    U1595391777701 , via OnePlus Community App , Jul 31, 2020 at 5:47 AM :
    Since "Nord" is a new and different series altogether, it can be more trendy.

    All the features in the Nord for the price are amazing and need not be changed. The camera housing can be a bit more zappy. Instead of the tried and tested vertical oval housing, it can housed in a "1" shaped housing and the can be enclosed with a etched box replicating the iconic OnePlus logo.

    So when we put a case around it -
    Clear Case :- the case will have a "1" shaped cutout for camera and etched pattern will be clearly visible

    Hard Case :- the hard and opaque case will have a "1" shaped cutout and will be eye catching and people will clearly know that the phone is a OnePlus !

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  10. Jay Vishwas
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 7:03 AM

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  12. S1595337290405
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 9:15 AM

    S1595337290405 , via OnePlus Community App , Jul 31, 2020 at 9:15 AM :
    You copied mine

  13. U1595391777701
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 9:19 AM

  14. yashwant24
    Honeycomb Jul 31, 2020 at 9:38 AM

    yashwant24 , via OnePlus 6 , Jul 31, 2020 at 9:38 AM :
    Here is my another entry.

    Design was inspired from "Subaru" logo
    Snapdragon 690G (Not yet in markets, but coming soon)
    64MP primary sensor
    12MP Ultra wide
    8MP Telephoto
    2MP Macro Camera
    Optical Image Stabilization
    "New Alert Slider"
    - Ring
    - Vibrate
    - Silent
    - DND

    32MP Front camera
    90HZ Fluid Amoled Display
    4000mAh Battery
    Stereo speakers
    Warp Charge 30T
    NFC Enabled
    UFS 3.0
    3.5mm Headphone jack
    Metallic frame
    Dirac audio
    HDR 10+ Support
    21:9 Screen ratio

  15. Markiv_25
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 10:09 AM

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    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 10:28 AM

  17. 8460543944
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    8460543944 , via OnePlus Community App , Jul 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM :
    @Fleming liked this, so hopefully I will be recruited in the team..[e]1f61c[/e][e]1f61c[/e][e]1f61c[/e]

    Jokes apart, Further adding to the futuristic plan,

    * Replacing existing touch AMOLED display with, Non touch display with gestures, which can detect touch even before physical touch, as in we can touch virtually

    * Movable Front and Rear facing camera which can move physically along with the object in focus

    These kind of ideas might soung vague and unrealistic, but that's what oneplus is all about. Making it possible through technology driven thinking.

  18. abidbunny
    Honeycomb Jul 31, 2020 at 11:03 AM

  19. andreaste00
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    andreaste00 , Jul 31, 2020 at 12:07 PM :
    Here's my pic!
    I've realized this cover, because maybe one more cover is not so bad.

    I wanted to create a cover that represeted the leitmotif of the OnePlus Nord: this way nord.
    So, i think this picture can explait itself automatically, going from where you, the user, can view (and you can see the style that is different from the rest) and then you can go ahead, following the street that, obviously, goes north to the mountains, a clear and immediate symbol for the word "nord".
    Then here we have a sky full of stars, andthe infinite above.

    Hope you all enjoy!

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    Last edited: Jul 31, 2020 at 12:13 PM

  20. S1593286498013
    Cupcake Jul 31, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    S1593286498013 , Jul 31, 2020 at 12:10 PM :
    If I was product manager for Nord I'd love to keep it a mid range smart phone as u guy's did so I'll have to cut few corners so I'll share it in two sections.

    One's I wouldn't change
    1. Battery, warp charge n type c port
    2. Main camera with 48mp sony imx 586 with ois
    3. Amoled display with 90Hz, it's love
    4.main selfie camera
    5. Oxygen os, it's heavenly
    6. Have all waterproof safety without an official rating. What's there in a rating when u got the beef
    7. Gorilla glass obviously
    8. Other buttons and sensors, indisplay finger print sensor
    9. Camera location at same spot

    One's I'd change

    1. Remove NFC, no much use in india
    2.headphone jack, no wireless can beat the clarity and heaven in wired earphones even though those wires are annoying
    3. Make ultrawide camera a 13mp one and throw in a telephoto lens and remove 2nd selfie and macro lens and get macro pics using software like OnePlus 8 series
    4. Maybe a sd card slot if I can squeeze in
    5. I'm fine with plastic frame but aluminium is what I'd try to put in.
    6. Camera flush with back with no bump
    7. And back with bottom half matte finish over glass n top half glass with same colour gradients
    8. Stereo speakers and

    BLUE battery and charging cable. 😄😄😄