OnePlus has announced two phones called the OnePlus 10R and the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. The 10R is the global version of the OnePlus Ace, which launched in China last week (and the Realme GT Neo3 before that) and it comes in two variants with a distinct charging and battery difference.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Unveiled with Snapdragon 695 5G
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G sports a similar design as the Nord CE 2 5G. However, it is actually a rebranded version of the Realme 9 Pro that launched earlier this year in India. The device sports a patterned design on the back around the camera island and has a plain surface in the lower half.
It features a punch-hole display with thin bezels on all three sides except for the bottom. It has a noticeable chin at the bottom. The smartphone features a 6.59-inch LCD display with an FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Since it comes in the budget segment and will compete with the other similar priced phones, OnePlus has used the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC in the Nord CE 2 Lite. It is an octa-core chipset that has Adreno 619 GPU and is based on a 6nm process. It comes in two RAM options, where users get to choose between 6GB or 8GB of RAM that is paired with 128GB of internal storage. It also has a microSD card slot for expandable storage up to 1TB.
It packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging technology. With this, the phone can go up to 50% in just 30 minutes of charging. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port at the bottom.
The smartphone boots on OxygenOS 12.1 and has the Android 12 OS underneath. OnePlus has promised 2 years of major Android updates and 3 years of security updates.
Coming to the cameras, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G comes with an AI triple camera system at the rear. The phone has two former sensors placed vertically one after another, and has the third lens slightly shifted to the right-center. It also has an LED flash beside the third lens.
The rear setup goes by a 64MP main lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 4CM macro shooter. On the front, it has a 16MP snapper for selfies and video calls.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
- 5G bands: 1, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
- Announced: 2022, April 28
- Status: Exp. release 2022, April 30
- Dimensions: 164.3 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm (6.47 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
- Weight: 195 g (6.88 oz)
- Build: Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
- Colors: Black Dusk, Blue Tide
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD, 120Hz
- Size: 6.59 inches, 104.5 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
- Android 12, OxygenOS 12.1
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 619
- Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Internal: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
- UFS 2.2
- Main Camera: Triple
- 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 0.7µm, PDAF
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.0″, 1.0µm
- Features: HDR
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
- NFC: No
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 33W
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Price and Availability
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G carries a price tag of;
- INR 19,999(~$261) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
- INR 21,999(~$286) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage.
The smartphone comes in two color options – Blue Tide and Black Dusk.
It will go in an open sale starting April 30 at 12 PM local time in India. It can be purchased from Amazon.in, OnePlus.in, Reliance digital, and Croma stores.