To a surprise that happened, a passing screenshot of him OnePlus Nord Amazon The list goes round and round on social media. The screenshot of the Amazon India search page shows the OnePlus Nord priced at Rs.199,999 ($ 270). After a series of tweets from some verified accounts, tipsters and OnePlus CEO Carl Pei took to Twitter to respond to allegations that they had been given fake and targeted campaigns against the company.
Things did not stop there “Nord at 19,999” strangely started uploading to Twitter. This obviously led people to get excited about the price. The list, as shown in Slashleaks, shows an Amazon search page with Nord listed on it. The device image, however, is being replaced by the invitation card that OnePlus sold through the e-commerce site.
Who started it?
The list shows that the OnePlus Nord has 5G enabled and has 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage at a price of Rs 19,999. People began to believe the trend on Twitter as some verified accounts were named as trackers posted the screenshot while raising suspicions. However, tipsters like it Ishan Agarwal were quick to dismiss claims that the entry was fake and said the 6 GB / 64 GB variant never existed in the first place.
He added that it was a pre-planned trend by someone from the opposite scene to create a fake Twitter advertising campaign using bot accounts. This was later officially clarified by one of the founders of OnePlus, Carl Pi, who himself said that this could be a targeted campaign against the company.
We are all for fair competition. Make the best product and ask the market to decide who is the best.
To our competitor in India who thought it would be a good idea to attack us with an army of bots, we just have to say this: chill. pic.twitter.com/Cl58LzVA6Y
– Carl Pei (@getpeid) July 21, 2020
A targeted campaign from competitors?
Carl said OnePlus generally supports fair competition by making the best product and letting the market choose the winner. These make it clear that the list is baseless and clearly intended to create a fake advertising campaign in the minds of users.
The OnePlus Nord has been leaked since its first release in December. The device along with the first TWS Buds of OnePlus is scheduled to be released today (21.07.2020) in a few hours via the world’s first AR release.
OnePlus Nord Specifications
As for the device, it will have an AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz. With the help of the Snapdragon 765G 5G SoC, the device will have a quad-camera setting with Sony IMX 586 48MP sensor, 4,115mAh battery with Warp 30W charge and comes in Teal and Gray color options.
It will run the latest OnePlus Oxygen OS based on Android 10. The price has already been confirmed to be under $ 500 and we can expect OnePlus to place it at around $ 400 to compete with the iPhone SE and A71 Samsung 5G.
The launch will accompany The first TWS Buds of OnePlus which has already been confirmed to be under $ 100. However, let’s wait for the official pricing from OnePlus.