The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is the subsequent reasonably priced entry within the OnePlus’ lineup, with the corporate already confirming that it’s touchdown on April 4. However forward of launch, president and COO Kinder Liu has solely confirmed among the cellphone’s remaining key options and specs with TechRadar.
Kicking issues off, Liu advised us that the CE 3 Lite would certainly pack a “120Hz 6.72-inch giant display;” that is notably greater than the 6.59-inch panel on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite and renders this the most important Nord gadget to this point; suggesting a robust viewing expertise (though we’re not crossing our fingers on OLED tech, contemplating the cellphone’s anticipated value level). Paired with the Lite’s one-two punch of a giant battery and promisingly-rapid quick charging, the corporate president continued, “[these are] options normally seen in our premium fashions.”
The Nord CE 3 Lite will once more run on a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset; which is similar as its predecessor, offering mid-range energy, together with 5G assist. As as to if this SoC has sufficient grunt one era later, Liu advised us, “customers can sit up for prolonged gaming instances, additional energy, picture-perfect playback and lag-free streaming on a number of platforms.”
The third main morsel of newly-confirmed data comes within the type of software program. Constructing on the expertise already accessible to the corporate’s newest and best smartphones, the Nord CE 3 Lite, “debuts with the hyper-intuitive OxygenOS 13.1 for quick and clean experiences.” This implies OnePlus has chosen to showcase the latest revision of its range-wide consumer expertise, not on a flagship, however what’s assumed to be its most reasonably priced and modest gadget of 2023.
Whereas particulars are scant proper now, the bounce from OxygenOS 13 to OxygenOS 13.1 ought to embrace enhancements to privateness and safety, with Liu additionally highlighting the discharge’s deal with gaming on the CE 3 Lite, “Fast Startup offers customers a fast entry into the sport, Sport Focus Mode robotically blocks undesirable notifications and defeats mistouches and the GPA Body Stabilizer reduces system lag and enhances body price stability.”
That appears to be it for unique particulars, however Liu additionally affirmed different previously-detailed specs, together with the presence of a 108MP predominant digital camera (one other OnePlus first), twin SIM performance and 8GB of digital RAM (on prime of the cellphone’s devoted RAM). This digital RAM thought is one thing we’ve seen in plenty of telephones not too long ago, and it means the gadget can quickly convert 8GB of inner storage into RAM, to spice up efficiency.
As for value, Liu advised us, “with the highly effective and excellent specs, the worth of OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G may also be satisfying.” Mysterious, certain, however for context, its predecessor value £279 within the UK (roughly $345 / AU$515) , that means we’re hoping for a similar or much less to ensure that our expectations to be really satiated.
One facet some OnePlus followers may be dissatisfied with is anticipated regional availability, as a result of OnePlus at present does not promote its CE telephones within the US, or any telephones in any respect in Australia. As such, that is probably principally one for UK patrons (together with different key markets throughout Europe and probably India).
What we already knew
This isn’t the primary time OnePlus has teased the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite although, as we already knew that it packs a 5,000mAh battery with 67W charging – a pleasant velocity bump in comparison with its predecessor’s 33W charging speeds. The truth is, we’ve even seen the cellphone from the again in each Pastel Lime and Chromatic Grey shades; as you may see on this article.
So, there may not be too many surprises on April 4, however from what we’ve heard out within the wild – and from what Liu advised us instantly – this seems like a promising low-cost handset; with not only a greater display than the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite but in addition way more megapixels on its predominant digital camera, a lot quicker charging, and the addition of digital RAM.
Similtaneously spilling the beans to TechRadar, Liu additionally simply launched his official Twitter account (opens in new tab), which can little question function a fount of information, close to forthcoming OnePlus product particulars and launches going ahead.
As for the remaining, we’ll carry you all the small print about this upcoming cellphone on April 4, and maybe some earlier than then, if OnePlus chooses to share extra prematurely.