Here’s everything we know about the upcoming OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus launched the OnePlus Nord series a year ago, which offers an immersive experience at less than the price of its flagship phone. It’s a new year and we’re just months ahead of this spring’s OnePlus 9 launch, so the time seems ripe for a new Nord device
Recent leaks and notifications point to an announcement from OnePlus soon. On top of that, leaks have already revealed a lot of alleged specs, which isn’t too unusual for a OnePlus release.
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It’s likely that we won’t have to wait too long to hear about the Nord CE 5G officially. Unfortunately, rumors suggest that the phone will be limited to Europe and India. Instead, North America may get another low-cost OnePlus device, though we don’t know for sure.
For now, here’s what we know about the OnePlus Nord CE 5G.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G news (updated June 7)
- MySmartPrice receives a full specs sheet for the OnePlus Nord CE 5G
- Android Central gets its hands on some of the Nord CE 5G specs
- Speaking to TechRadar, OnePlus confirms Nord CE 5G is coming
oneplus nord ce 5g release date
While we don’t have an exact release date for the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, we do know that OnePlus plans to talk about it on June 10th – this coming Thursday. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, speaking to TechRadar, confirmed the existence of the Nord CE 5G and said that OnePlus will talk more about it on June 10.
Nord CE 5G will reportedly be available for pre-order on June 11, amid several leaked information received by MySmartPrice.
oneplus nord ce 5g price
We are waiting for the full news regarding the official price of Nord CE 5G. That said, MySmartPrice is fairly certain that the phone will be priced at Rs. 25,000 in India, which would be about $343 USD, £242 and about €282 in the US, UK and Europe. respectively. Obviously, these are just crude conversions and are not indicative of the final price. They just give us a ballpark for the final MSRP.
For what it’s worth, the original OnePlus Nord cost £379 when it debuted last year, and a scaled-back version, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, cost $299/£329. It looks like the Nord CE 5G will fall between those models.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G Name
Speaking to TechRadar, OnePlus confirmed the name of the Nord CE 5G. “CE” stands for Core Edition. This implies that OnePlus is distilling the original Nord’s core ingredients and refining them for a new product that ultimately costs less.
Think of the CE as similar to Samsung’s Fan Edition moniker, as with the Galaxy S20 FE.
oneplus nord ce 5g design
We haven’t seen much on the design of the OnePlus Nord CE 5G. Admittedly, renders of the next Nord arrived not too long ago, but we remain skeptical. However, we think the OnePlus Nord CE 5G will retain the relatively spartan design of the original Nord. Not only does it save cost for design and manufacturing, but it eschews OnePlus’ design chops for its flagship phone.
As per the leaked specs, the Nord CE 5G will sport a 6.43-inch display. This means it won’t be a smaller device, although this leads us to believe it will be smaller than the 6.55-inch OnePlus 9.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G Specs
Here we come to Nord CE 5G’s meat and potatoes. Two separate leaks courtesy of Android Central and MySmartPrice say that the phone will use the Snapdragon 750G system-on-chip. It is an octa-core CPU with X52 5G modem. It also supports onboard AI functions to improve things like photography. It is believed that the phone will also have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Nord CE 5G will apparently come in two configurations: one with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, or one with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Regardless of the variant, the leak says that the Nord CE 5G will feature a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. There will also be an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Nord CE 5G will apparently pack in three cameras, led by a 64MP OmniVision sensor. An 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor joins the main camera. Around the front, the leak says that a 16MP selfie camera will sit in a hole punch cutout.
It will house a 4,500mAh battery, which will be similar in size to the one found in the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Leaks from MySmartPrice say that the phone will support 30W charging, which is impressively fast compared to the still much slower Galaxy S21 and iPhone 12. The latest flagships from OnePlus offer super-fast 65W charging.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G Outlook
We won’t have to wait long to find out how accurate these specs are, if OnePlus lives up to its word and unveils the OnePlus Nord CE 5G on June 10th. All that’s left after that is to find out if it’s the phone or another Nord – will make it to America