Some of you may remember as far back as two weeks ago when OnePlus was caught throttling the performance of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro based on the app that was currently running, altering performance pretty drastically. One benchmarking application even considered the practice "benchmark manipulation." But OnePlus tells us it's heard the complaints, and it plans to address them with a new option in an upcoming OxygenOS 12 update, letting customers choose whether to enable or disable this "optimized mode."
After all the usual leaks and rumors, the next entry to OnePlus' budget Nord line has been officially announced. As with the original Nord and the recent Nord CE, the Nord 2 5G won't be making its way to the US. But for those of you in Europe and elsewhere, it's an intriguing smartphone, the first by OnePlus to be powered by a MediaTek chipset, the exclusive Dimensity 1200-AI.