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[* black] To get a rough orientation we pull out the OnePlus 7T (left)your teardown's worth, you need a baseline for comparison. Consider last year's [guide|127509|OnePlus 7T] (left), which looks so superficially similar we're gonna have to make sure we remember to tear down the correct phone. What's different?
[* black] The first difference we spotFirst to stick out at you is thethat camera setup—squishbump—not only is the 7T's circular array against the left edge, and you getunderlying hardware different, but it's all migrated to a straight-line configuration on the Nord's lengthy camera barleft edge.
[* black] The earpiece speaker grille also shrunk, and the Nord now lookspeers at usyou with two front-facing eyesdual hole-punch selfie cams, rather than a teardrop notch.
[* black] The bottom edge looks almost the samesimilar (minus some antenna lines) and features a USB-C port, a loudspeaker,redesigned speaker port, the SIM tray slottray, and a ~~headphone jack~~ microphone hole.
[* black] Let’s head intoWith the ~~[https://youtu.be/8WaAUE4MXs8?t=28|wilderness|new_window=true]~~ device7T safely set aside, this teardown officially gets underway.
[* black] To get a rough orientation we pull out the OnePlus 7T (left)your teardown's worth, you need a baseline for comparison. Consider last year's [guide|127509|OnePlus 7T] (left), which looks so superficially similar we're gonna have to make sure we remember to tear down the correct phone. What's different?
[* black] The first difference we spotFirst to stick out at you is thethat camera setup—squishbump—not only is the 7T's circular array against the left edge, and you getunderlying hardware different, but it's all migrated to a straight-line configuration on the Nord's lengthy camera barleft edge.
[* black] The earpiece speaker grille also shrunk, and the Nord now lookspeers at usyou with two front-facing eyesdual hole-punch selfie cams, rather than a teardrop notch.
[* black] The bottom edge looks almost the samesimilar (minus some antenna lines) and features a USB-C port, a loudspeaker,redesigned speaker port, the SIM tray slottray, and a ~~headphone jack~~ microphone hole.
[* black] Let’s head intoWith the ~~[https://youtu.be/8WaAUE4MXs8?t=28|wilderness|new_window=true]~~ device7T safely set aside, this teardown officially gets underway.