As expected, OnePlus on Tuesday refreshed its Nord line by launching the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and OnePlus Nord Buds 2 in India. The Nord CE 3 Lite is an affordable device from OnePlus, but it claims to deliver the company’s signature fast and smooth performance with significant key features. The smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, a 108MP main camera and a hefty 5000mAh battery capacity that supports the patented 67W SUPERVOOC ultra-fast charging.
The Nord CE 3 Lite has slimmed down a bit and now measures 8.3mm thick compared to the Nord CE 2 Lite’s 8.5mm thickness. The phone still weighs the same, 195 grams. It was launched in two colors: refreshing pastel lime and chromatic gray.
“We are proud to introduce the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G as it marks many firsts for the brand and brings our best-in-class features and experiences to users. Together with the OnePlus Nord Buds 2, we are confident that these new offerings can bring advanced OnePlus technology to global users and significantly improve their digital lives,” said Kinder Liu, President and COO of OnePlus.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G specifications, features and prices
The phone was launched in two storage variants: 8GB + 128GB for Rs 19,999 and 8GB + 256GB model for Rs 21,999. The Nord CE 3 Lite will compete with the iQoo Z7, which starts at Rs 18,999 in India. The smartphone will be made available on April 11 through OnePlus.in, Amazon India, OnePlus Experience Stores and the company’s authorized stores. Those who choose to buy the device will get Rs 1,000 off on ICICI Bank cards.
In terms of specifications, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite comes with a 6.72-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The device runs on the proprietary OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13. The 5,000 mAh battery can be charged using a 67W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition charger that enables ultra-fast charging, which claims to optimize usage and reduce downtime by reaching 80 percent battery charge in just 30 minutes. The 67W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition doubles charge cycles and increases battery life and overall battery health over the long term, the company noted.
There are 12 sensors on the smartphone that help the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G monitor its temperature and prevent the device from overheating. There is also a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Coming to the camera, the Nord CE 3 Lite comes with a triple rear camera setup dominated by a 108MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth camera. For selfies and video calls, the phone has a 16MP front camera.
OnePlus Nord Buds 2 TWS specifications, features and prices
OnePlus also unveiled its Nord 2 headphones with 12.4mm dual drivers and support for active noise cancellation (ANC) up to 25dB. The buds have been launched for Rs 2,999 and will be available via Amazon India as well as the OnePlus website.
The headphones also come with the BassWave TM algorithm, which will allow the sound quality to remain true to its original quality and exhibit wide bass. The Nord Buds 2 feature a 12.4mm driver that is claimed to increase bass quality by allowing more airflow. Other specifications include support for AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), Dirac Tuner and Dolby Atmos mobile. The Nord Buds 2 also come with fast charging support and a claimed 10 minute charge for 5 hours of use.