Augmented Reality (AR) trends are redefining technology. Now get set to watch the world’s first smartphone launch done entirely in AR on June 21 at 7:30 pm IST. Yes, the much-awaited OnePlus Nord smartphone launch event will be done in AR.
OnePlus has been working on this AR launch for a while now. Naturally, the best way to experience the smartphone on July 21 is with the OnePlus Nord AR App. However, the company claims that as it has understood not all of devices support the app, therefore it has partnered with a little YouTuber you might have heard of – Unbox Therapy – who will be live streaming the entire Nord launch on YouTube, and the OnePlus Nord AR page.
Besides Unbox Therapy, OnePlus has also collaborated with content creators in France, Germany, Spain, and Italy who will also be live streaming the Nord launch in their respective languages. Here’s a full list with links to their live stream platforms:
- Jojol (French) – YouTube
- AlexiBexi (German) – Twitch
- Topes de Gama (Spanish) – YouTube
- Andreagaleazzi (Italian) – YouTube
According to Carl Pie, co-founder of OnePlus, “The rest of the Nord team and I are incredibly excited to make history with you. But before all that, we just wanted to outline exactly how this AR launch is going to work. We felt this was necessary because, well, the world has never seen a new smartphone like this before.”
Carl further added that to experience Nord on July 21, there’s a few things you need to do beforehand.
- Download the OnePlus Nord AR App, available from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store
- Create your avatar (or skip this if you’re boring)
- Wait until July 21 for the full experience
On the other hand, Carl added that those OnePlus fans who have Nord AR Cardboard can kickstart their AR experience before July 21, though. They simply need to follow these steps:
- Pull out the cardboard phone tucked away in your limited physical invite
- Scan its QR code using your device’s native camera app (if you’re using a device running Android 9.0 or newer), or any other app that can scan QR codes
- View the live countdown to the OnePlus Nord smartphone AR launch
Mind you! OnePlus notified that if you don’t have the Nord AR Cardboard, you can always make your own, then follow the steps mentioned above to watch OnePlus Nord smartphone launch.
In order to make your own Nord AR Cardboard, all you need to do is follow these five DIY steps:
- Print the “Nord Cardboard Design” by clicking on the link
- Ensure you print the document to scale and in colour
- Print it (the thicker the paper the better)
- Feel free to stick the printed image to a piece of cardboard
- Enjoy the full Nord AR experience!
Stay tuned for more updates on OnePlus Nord once it gets launched.
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