OnePlus Nord CE 3 and Nord CE 3 Lite: What We Know So Far
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G turned one a couple of weeks ago, but rumors about its sequel have been swirling around for months. Recently, trusted Twitter leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer updated his predictions to cover both a Nord CE 3 and Nord CE 3 Lite. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what we know so far about these two upcoming devices.
The Nord CE 3 Lite
If Steve H. is right, the spec sheet previously tipped for the “regular” OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G will ultimately pertain to the phone’s Lite variant. The Nord CE 3 Lite is expected to feature a decent Snapdragon 695 processor, a 6.7-inch LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate capabilities, up to 256GB internal storage space paired with 8GB RAM, and a 108MP primary shooter accompanied by a duo of 2MP sensors on the back.
The Nord CE 3
The non-Lite Nord CE 3, on the other hand, is expected to pack a Snapdragon 782 SoC, which is a major improvement over the MediaTek Dimensity 900 inside last year’s Nord CE 2. This is a relatively new upper mid-range Qualcomm chipset that can give the OnePlus Nord CE 3 a solid advantage over many of the best budget phones out there in terms of raw power. The Nord CE 3 is also rumored to feature a 6.72-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, up to 12GB RAM, and 256GB of maximum storage space. Its imaging capabilities will consist of a 50MP primary rear-facing shooter, 8MP secondary snapper, and 2MP tertiary lens, with the 5,000mAh battery likely to support blazing-fast 80W charging.
Other Nord Models
It’s worth noting that OnePlus has other Nord models in the pipeline, including a non-CE Nord 3 handset that is expected to feature a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, a 120Hz 6.72-inch AMOLED screen, and a 5,000mAh battery with 80W charging speeds. This array of similarly named phones with varying specs and features may make for a confusing product lineup.
Although details of the Nord CE 3 and Nord CE 3 Lite are still scarce, these rumored specifications hint at some impressive features that should make both devices appealing to budget-conscious smartphone users. With a possible summer release date, we’ll have to wait and see if these rumors hold up under close scrutiny.