The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite has been launched in India. Alongside, the brand has also announced the Nord Buds 2 TWS earphones. The newest Nord-branded smartphone arrives as the successor to the last year’s Nord CE 2 Lite.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite launched

The latest offering packs significant upgrades over its predecessor. Read on to know what it offers out of the box.

The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite features a center-aligned punch-hole display measuring 6.71 inches. It offers an FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite display

The smartphone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button and two camera rings on the back panel. On the audio front, the device is equipped with dual stereo speakers.

On the imaging front, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite sports triple rear cameras. The setup comprises a 108MP main sensor with 3x lossless zoom, a 2MP depth lens, and a 2MP macro unit. There is a 16MP front-facing selfie snapper.

Under the hood, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is equipped with a Snapdragon 695 SoC that also powers its predecessor. It packs 8GB RAM along with 8GB virtual RAM technology. The device is offered in 128GB and 256GB storage options.

The smartphone draws its power from a 5,000mAh battery unit supporting 67W fast charging.

Software-wise, the Nord CE 3 Lite runs on OxygenOS 13.1 based on Android 13 out of the box. It will receive two years of guaranteed OS and three years of security updates.

Connectivity options on the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite include 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.3, USB-C port, and a 3.5mm jack.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite specs

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite Specifications

Display: 6.72-inch (2412 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with 30/48/50/60/90/120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, up to 680 nits peak brightness, Asahi Dragontail Star Glass protection

Chipset: Octa Core Snapdragon 695 8nm Mobile Platform (2.2GHz x 2+1.8GHz x 6 Kryo 560 CPUs) with Adreno 619L GPU

RAM/Storage: 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD

OS: Android 13 with OxygenOS 13.1

SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD) slot

Rear Camera: Triple

  • 108MP rear camera with 1/1.67″ Samsung HM6 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, EIS LED flash,
  • 2MP depth
  • 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture

Selfie Camera: 16MP with Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.0 aperture

Fingerprint sensor: Yes, side-mounted

Multimedia: 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers

Dimensions: 165.5×76×8.3mm

Weight: 195g

Network/Connectivity: 5G (n1/3/5/8/40/41/77/78/28A bands), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C

Battery: 5000mAh with 67W SUPERVOOC Fast Charging

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite Price and Availability

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite in colors

The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite will be delivered to European buyers starting on April 25. We’re only seeing the 8/128GB configuration for now, which is priced €330/£300.

In India the phone is priced INR20,000 for the 8/128GB model and INR22,000 for the version with 256GB storage, it will go on Sale on April 11.


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