What happens when two titans, one from the world of smartphones and the other from the world of video games, meet? Well, they’re creating something legendary and that’s exactly what happened with the launch of OnePlus Nord 2 PAC-MAN Edition. After partnering with iconic names like Star Wars, McLaren, Avengers and Harry Potter to provide consumers with personalized and separate experiences, OnePlus has now partnered with Namco Bandai, the creators of the hugely popular arcade game of 80s, PAC-MAN to bring a smartphone experience that is anything but routine.
With the PAC-MAN edition of the OnePlus Nord 2, the brand didn’t just make a few minor tweaks here and there and called it the Special Edition. As awesome as the regular Nord 2 stands on its own, the new PAC-MANEdition brings an element of fun and surprise both outdoors and indoors. OnePlus has redesigned the design and user interface of the device, making it stand out from the crowd of usual smartphones on the market today.
A glance at the phone is enough to tell you that this is a special edition of the OnePlus Nord 2. And that it is inspired by the legendary PAC-MAN. The back of the phone features a double layer of film and each layer contains a different element of PAC-MAN, reiterating its PAC-MAN inspiration over and over again. The outer layer of the back features a larger design element: a small PAC-MAN icon sits just below the camera unit while the tiny dot-shaped palettes are neatly laid out across the entire back. That’s more than enough to bring any PAC-MAN enthusiast back to the arcade era.
Next are the thinner and nifty design cues that might not be as obvious to spot, but add a whole new layer of PAC-MAN to the rear. The inner back layer features the classic PAC-MAN labyrinth created with phosphorescent ink that makes the design glow in the dark. This means that the maze may not be as visible in daylight, but in the dark it will glow in the maze pattern. Is it really cool?
There is a OnePlus x PAC-MAN mark on the side of the camera and the mark has also changed the color of the alert slider on the phone to blue. But it’s not just any ordinary blue but the infamous Turn-to-Blue of ghosts that appear when Pac-Man eats a blue Power Pellet.
You also have the option of ordering a building block style phone holder with adorable tiny ghosts and Pac-Man from the game, at no additional cost.
If that doesn’t make the new OnePlus Nord 2, Pac-Man enough for you, OnePlus also has PAC-Ked a truckload of PAC-MAN-inspired features in the smartphone UI. The OxygenOS on the new Nord 2 comes with a cover of PAC-MAN inspired items and it comes out right off the bat. Boot up the phone and you will see the phone boot up with a PAC-MAN animation that will then chew on its name just like it chews on paddles. Once the phone is operational, you will find a PAC-MAN live wallpaper on your screen which enhances the overall PAC-MAN appeal of the phone. Diving deeper into the phone, you’ll see that OnePlus has tweaked its native app icons to fit the vintage phone theme and created pixelated old school app icons for this special edition device.
OnePlus has also added a special camera filter and PAC-MAN oriented custom animations to the phone to make it even more special. There are static and dynamic custom wallpapers that reflect the game’s journey through the OnePlus universe, but you won’t find all of these wallpapers in your gallery. This is a PAC-MAN-inspired Nord 2, which means you’ll have to complete challenges over the phone to unlock some of the other PAC-MAN related content. And if you fancy playing PAC-MAN after seeing all of these PAC-MAN inspired features and design cues on the phone, you can do so because the phone comes with PAC-MAN 256 preinstalled.
On top of everything PAC-MAN, the special edition device has the power and capability of the incredible OnePlus Nord 2. You get the same gorgeous 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED Full HD + display with refresh rate of 90 Hz. This is associated with the flagship processor, MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI, which offers 65% better CPU performance and 125% better GPU performance than the original North. Bundle it with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and you’ve got yourself a beast that is not only able to handle your daily needs with ease, but can do heavy-duty tasks without any hassle. The phone comes with a triple camera on the back with a 50 megapixel Sony IMX 766 main sensor with OIS and brings a number of AI and software touches that make it an imaging and video powerhouse. There’s a 32-megapixel camera on the front for perfect selfies. All of this is backed up by a massive 4,500mAh battery that ensures your Nord 2 stays with you throughout the day. In case you find it drained, OnePlus’ famous Warp Charge 65 will back you up and take the phone from zero to a full charge in half an hour. And while it comes with a custom Pac-Man user interface, the OxygenOS on the device remains as smooth and clean to use as ever.
All the qualities of PAC-MAN and OnePlus Nord 2 make the OnePlus Nord 2 x PAC-MAN Edition the perfect special edition device. The device has a single 12GB RAM, a 256GB storage variant retailing for Rs. 37,999 at OnePlus Experience, OnePlus.in and Amazon.in stores. Consumers can also get Rs 2,000 discount. Those who buy the phone with Citibank on Amazon.in can get Rs. 1,000 instant bank discount for 3 months of EMI option and Rs. 1 discount. 250 is available on the 6 month EMI option. By purchasing the phone, you will get free Pac-Man phone support. All you need to do is join the Red Cable Club (RCC) on your smartphone, go to the “Benefits Center” on the membership page, get the voucher and redeem it to get the amazing booth absolutely free. You can also get three months of free Spotify Premium membership with the Red Cable Club membership if you purchase the OnePlus Nord 2 x PAC-MANEdition.
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