OnePlus announces exclusive use of ‘Dimensity 1200 AI’ SoC in upcoming Nord 2 5G

The replacement to last year’s OnePlus Nord is coming, and it will use a special variant of MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity chip.

The exact specifications, release date, and price are all still to be announced at an upcoming OnePlus launch – but today the company has revealed some additional news about the chipset.

It was already widely reported that the Nord 2 would be powered by a MediaTek chip, but not that this would be a variant of the Dimensity 1200 used in other high-end devices.

The Dimensity 1200-AI SoC brings new features that include AI-assisted photography, display enhancements, and faster and smoother gaming.

You can read more in the press release below.

Press Release

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OnePlus and MediaTek team up to bring the AI-focused Dimensity 1200-AI SoC on OnePlus Nord 2 5G

– OnePlus Nord 2 5G to deliver exceptional performance leveraging best-in-class AI enhancements from the flagship MediaTek chipset.

London, July 7, 2021: Today, global technology brand OnePlus announced that the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 5G smartphone will integrate a flagship MediaTek chipset. OnePlus has worked closely with MediaTek to enhance the AI based features of the Dimensity 1200. The collaborative AI work completed on top of MediaTek’s Dimensity Open Resource Architecture brings a host of new AI based features to the OnePlus Nord 2 5G to enhance the user experience across various touchpoints. To highlight the new AI capabilities of the chipset, OnePlus and MediaTek have chosen the name Dimensity 1200-AI to distinguish it from the standard Dimensity 1200.

“At OnePlus, we are committed to sharing the best technology with the world, and the OnePlus Nord line reaffirms this mission in a more accessible price category,” said Pete Lau, Founder of OnePlus. “The fast and smooth smartphone experience is an integral part of what makes OnePlus unique, and we are always seeking new ways and technologies that allow us to bring that experience to more users.” 

“The Dimensity 1200-AI is the first example of MediaTek’s Dimensity Open Resource Architecture initiative, optimizing the powerful Dimensity 1200 5G chipset to deliver a customized experience for OnePlus users,” said Dr. JC Hsu, Corporate VP and GM of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit. “As AI is reshaping the future of chipset technology, this initiative gives brands like OnePlus access to the latest AI-powered capabilities with the flexibility to innovate in new and exciting ways.”

The upcoming addition to the OnePlus Nord portfolio, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, will integrate the following AI-enabled advancements: AI-assisted photography for superior imaging, display enhancements for a top-ranking user experience, better response times for faster and smoother gaming, and much more.

Premium Camera Powered by AI

AI imaging technology enables a smarter, more responsive photography experience with enhanced results.

For stills, AI Photo Enhancement is capable of recognizing up to 22 different photography scenarios and automatically adjusts the color tones and contrast to ensure photos are optimized for maximum quality even at night and in other low-light environments.

For videos, the AI Video Enhancement feature enables live HDR effects in real time during recording. The AI-customized chipset uses DOL-HDR technology to improve image quality, adjust tuning while live recording, and enhance the color range and color accuracy of videos. This results in better shadow detail, highlight retention and greater dynamic range.

Magnificent Display with AI

Visual experiences are more dynamic and intuitive with the deep integration of AI technologies.

Key enhancements include AI Color Boost technology, which utilizes the context awareness capabilities of AI automatically convert standard dynamic range to high dynamic range. AI Resolution Boost automatically enhances video resolution to HD resolution on popular social media apps. In addition, the Smart Ambient Display utilizes AI to dynamically control the brightness of the screen based on the lighting conditions around users and the content being displayed on the screen, ensuring an intuitive, comfortable viewing experience at all times

Gaming and More

Besides the improved camera and display technologies, the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI also provides a superior gaming experience. Users will be able to game at high refresh rate with titles like Brawl Stars. Users can also take advantage of the device’s low latency, improved heat management, and efficient power consumption to game for longer.

Please stay tuned for more details about the OnePlus Nord 2 5G on the official OnePlus website, forums, and social media channels.

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