Just 2 weeks back, we had covered the rumoured launch of an upcoming OnePlus phone. Now, OnePlus has confirmed that it will be launching the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G in India on April 4th. This mid-range smartphone will be the successor to the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. This upcoming device is expected to be a mid-range smartphone that offers 5G connectivity. With the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, OnePlus aims to capture the attention of budget-conscious consumers who are looking for a smartphone that offers a balance of features and affordability.
According to the latest leak, the upcoming OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G smartphone is expected to be priced higher than its predecessor, the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. Tipster Abhishek Yadav has suggested that the phone might get a price increase of Rs 2,000 and could launch with a starting price of Rs 21,999. This means that the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will be slightly more expensive than the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G, which was launched at a starting price of Rs 19,999. It remains to be seen whether the rumored price hike will be worth it in terms of the phone’s specifications and features.
The tipster withheld information about the phone’s RAM and storage for the Indian market. But according to a new leak, the phone will come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage when it debuts in Europe. It is rumoured to have a launch price that is considerably higher than the suggested Indian pricing for the European market: EUR 329 (roughly Rs 29,200).
At the event on April 4, OnePlus will make formal price, RAM, and storage announcements. Therefore, we suggest using caution when reading the tipped pricing.
Leaked design renders of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G have revealed some interesting details about the upcoming smartphone. The phone will feature a hole-punch cutout at the top centre of its 6.72-inch IPS LCD display, which has a Full HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The display’s bezels are quite thin, except for the thick chin. On the back, there are two large circular camera cutouts, one of which contains a 108MP primary camera sensor, while the other two are dedicated to macro photography and depth sensing with 2MP sensors. The Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will be available in two colours – Pastel Lime and Chromatic Grey.
The phone will have a 16MP front camera for taking photos. Under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC will be used. The device’s 5000mAh battery will reportedly enable 67W fast charging right out of the box.
The Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will launch Android 13 right out of the package in terms of software. Oxygen OS 13.1 will be added as an overlay on top of it. The additional information from the leaked details reveals that the phone will include a guarantee of two significant Android updates and three years of security assistance.