OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and OnePlus Nord Buds 2 The Dynamic Duo set to unveil at ‘Larger Than Life’ launch event on April 4th

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* OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is the successor to the hot-selling Nord CE 2 Lite 5G.
* The latest Nord smartphone is expected to come at an affordable price point.
* OnePlus Nord Buds 2, too, is launching on April 4.

April 4th has been marked as the date on which the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will make its debut alongside the OnePlus Nord Buds 2.

As excited as this makes us, it has also got the fans speculating about the kind of specs these devices will offer and how attractive their price points will be.

All this will be made clear at ‘Larger than life – A OnePlus Nord Launch Event’ that will take place virtually and will be streamed on the company’s official YouTube channel.

As the brand is going with the tagline – ‘Larger than life’ – for the launch event, you can surely expect some remarkable features to be offered by its new products.

Ahead of that, let us take a look at what we already know about these two devices as we lead up to the official reveal next month.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

Awesome 108MP camera with 3X lossless zoom

OnePlus phones have made it a habit of beating the competition with their cameras and the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G’s adoption of a 108MP camera spells more of the same.

This is a large and powerful sensor that’s set to deliver crisp and highly detailed photographs during your everyday usage.

Moreover, its 9-in-1 pixel binning technology will mean brighter and clearer images in all kinds of lighting conditions.

This will especially work wonders when you’re trying to capture shots in low light. And so will the presence of EIS that will ensure that they come out without any blur due to unsteady hands.

Two additional cameras will also accompany this 108MP shooter but we don’t know their exact details yet.

What we do know, however, is that the main camera will offer 3x lossless zoom. Due to its high-resolution, the camera will be able to dish out high quality zoomed-in shots with high quality.

Ravishing new design


OnePlus has already released an image of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, which gives us a look at its spectacular new design.

The device exudes a truly refreshing aura thanks to the subtle nature of its construction.
The main highlight of this new design is, of course, the two-circle camera layout that’s home to the phone’s triple camera system.

And it’s accompanied by a flash that gets a crown-like design.

This charming new design approach will surely make the device stand out amidst the competition.

And as you may have noticed already, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is all set to get an alluring new colour called Pastel Lime.

This fascinating shade gives it a lively appearance and a crucial factor that will make it stand out in a crowd.

Considering how most other smartphones in the market these days feature safe but boring colour options, this new colour could be a popular choice among young customers.

And if it doesn’t suit their style, there’s also the Chromatic Gray option, with its dark and story, with a mild glossy nature.

Top-notch battery life with 67W SuperVOOC charging

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

OnePlus was one of the major brands responsible for revolutionising the fast-charging game in the smartphone market and the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is set to take that legacy forward.

It’s been revealed that the phone will ship with a 5,000mAh battery that will support blazing-fast charging speeds thanks to the presence of 67W SUPERVOOC charging.

That’s enough to take the phone from 0 to 80 percent in the span of just 30 minutes.

Imagine getting an entire day’s worth of battery life within the time you’d usually spend taking a shower and getting ready for work.

Moreover, this incredible ability is also accompanied by the SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition functionality.

Usually reserved for OnePlus flagships, this technology uses the Battery Health Engine to observe user behaviour based on charging and sleeping habits to prevent over-charging and ageing the battery prematurely.

OnePlus estimates that this feature can extend a battery’s lifespan by up to four years. And then Endurance Edition charging also helps control the phone temperature.

With the help of 12 built-in temperature sensors, it ensures safe, low-temperature charging.

Fluid everyday performance with Qualcomm brilliance

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

The Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is set to be powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G chip that will give it all the brawn needed to deliver solid performance during everyday usage.

Moreover, its 6nm construction also means there’s great battery efficiency on hand. Gamers will also be mighty pleased by the amazing graphical performance made possible by its advanced Adreno GPU.

And OnePlus has even announced some software-based features focused on gamers.

The phone’s Oxygen OS 13.1 build will come with purpose-built gaming optimisations such as GPU Frame Stabilizer, which reduces screen tearing and system lag.

Quick Startup is another amazing Oxygen OS 13.1 addition, as it skips annoying opening animations and ads to let you jump right into your last saved game.

And then there’s Game Focus Mode, which blocks unwanted notifications and even prevents mistouches for an uninterrupted gameplay experience.

For unleashing multitasking brilliance, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G relies on its Virtual RAM Expansion technology, which converts vacant storage into temporary memory.
The phone allows the conversion of as much as 8GB of storage into RAM and this is over and above the RAM already present on the device.

Expect lightning-fast app launches and slick switching between apps thanks to the presence of this feature.

Splendid 120Hz Display

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

OnePlus can do no wrong when it comes to displays.

The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has been revealed to grab a 6.72-inch panel, which despite its large size leads to a compact screen-to-body ratio of 91.4 percent.

Equipped with FHD resolution, it offers 680 nits of brightness, which promises high contrast visuals to serve your movie-watching and gaming needs.

And then there’s its 120Hz adaptive refresh rate that adds another dimension to the viewing experience altogether by enabling buttery smooth transitions and swift animations.

OnePlus Nord Buds 2

OnePlus Nord Buds 2

Familiar comfortable design with amazing new additions

Around the same time last year, OnePlus surprised its fans by launching Nord Buds, an amazing set of TWS earbuds with a pocket-friendly price tag.

With its successor now ready to arrive, you can expect some big upgrades in the specs department.

What we know so far is that the earbuds themselves will retain the comfortable design from their predecessors and carry 12.4mm extra-large driver units for delivering the finest sound quality, no matter what kind of music or content you’re listening to.

The sound quality is also helped by an added layer of titanium in the vibrating diaphragm, while the overall design enables more air inflow to enhance the bass quality.

Speaking of bass, OnePlus is also touting a fresh BassWave algorithm that’s set to be offered by these earbuds.

It compensates for weak bass pitches and slightly enhances strong bass pitches, while also allowing the audio signature to stay alive.

Expect high levels of immersion thanks to this new feature onboard the Nord Buds 2.

Where to watch the launch?



With these two amazing gadgets set to be showcased, there will surely be a lot to unpack at the ‘Larger than life – A OnePlus Nord Launch Event.’

And the event will also see their all-important prices being unveiled along with limited-time offers and freebies that include YouTube Premium subscriptions.

You can catch this launch on the official OnePlus YouTube channel on April 4th from 7 pm onwards.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: What to expect?

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

The CE in the name stands for core edition, and rightfully so.

The OnePlus Nord CE line has been specifically designed for all those folks who want the OnePlus smartphone experience but at an affordable price point.

The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will be the successor to the already hot-selling OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G, and with the launch of the new phone, the company wants to continue basking in the glory.

The landing page of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G suggests that this year around, along with a design refresh, we are also getting a fresh new coat of paint that we have never seen before on a OnePlus phone.

OnePlus calls this new shade Pastel Lime, and according to the company, the finish has been inspired by nature and the lime colour resembles the life-like feel of a green plant.

But that’s not all, if a loud and refreshing shade like Lime is not your game, there’s also the classic Chromatic Gray colour option for all those who like to keep things minimal.

Either way, the camera island of the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is now gone and what we now have are two large circular camera rings that hold three camera lenses.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

The OnePlus logo can be seen in the dead centre, and overall, not only does the design look fresh, but it simply looks clutter-free and stands out from the sea of options available in the market.

OnePlus is improving the primary camera in the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G in a big way. We will see how it clicks photos when we review the device, but the camera specs look extremely promising.

The Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is going to use a 108-megapixel sensor, with 9-1 pixel binning and EIS, for its primary camera.

It will enable users to capture more details and get sharper results.

This, considering the expected price of the phone, is good news for consumers.

The high-resolution sensor of the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G also enables 3X lossless zoom. This is an amazing add-on since it enables the users to take zoomed images to capture far-off objects without compromising with the details or any drop in the image quality. In the segment, this is likely to be a unique feature.

OnePlus also boasts about the “Fast and Smooth Experience” that one can expect from the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite.

This basically means that just like the predecessor, expect to see a smooth and stutter-free smartphone experience with the Nord CE 3 Lite, courtesy of the Snapdragon 695 SoC under the hood, coupled with OxygenOS 13.1 software, which is specifically optimised for gaming.

With features such as GPA Frame Stabilizer, Quick Startup and Game Focus Mode, one can expect a streamlined gaming experience on the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite. Of course, all this will be made possible on a large 6.72-inch FHD+ 120Hz refresh rate screen, which unlike the last-gen model now features a hole-punch design and up to 680 nits brightness, the kind of brightness that should make the usable even under the strong sun in Delhi.

Moreover, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G also features a large 5,000mAh battery under the hood with 67W SUPERVOOC fast charging, promising a 0 to 80 per cent in about 30 minutes.

The primary rear camera will also see a massive upgrade with the inclusion of a new 108MP lens with 9-in-1 pixel binning and EIS, which in turn should help in capturing better photos and videos in a variety of lighting conditions.

As for the pricing, given the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite launched at a sub-Rs 20,000 price-point, and with OnePlus aiming to deliver top-notch features with this phone at an affordable price-point, we won’t be surprised if the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite ends up launching at a price less than Rs 20,000.

This may make the CE 2 Lite one of the best value-for-money smartphones.

OnePlus Nord Buds 2: What to expect?


As for the OnePlus Nord Buds 2, the latest TWS earbuds are set to arrive in two colour options.

This year around, the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 are set to feature the largest 12.4mm driver unit for enhanced bass performance.

Also, given how OnePlus has managed to capture and penetrate the budget TWS earbuds market with the first-gen Nord Buds, one can only expect to see better audio performance along with longer endurance, faster charging and better noise cancellation for an immersive listening experience with the OnePlus Nord Buds 2.

One key feature of the Buds 2 is going to be BassWave algorithm, a feature that is likely to make these earbuds perfect for listening to pop and Bollywood music.

Although we will see how the BassWave in the Buds 2 works in the coming days, OnePlus says it will allow the buds to better express bass in music and deliver and more finely tuned sound by using dynamic bass enhancement.

Larger than life Nord event: Launch offers and where to watch?

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

As mentioned above, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and Nord Buds 2 launch will take place during a virtual event, Larger than life, on April 4, 2023, at 7 PM IST.

You will be able to live stream the launch event on OnePlus India’s official website and on OnePlus India’s official YouTube channel.

Also, if you decide to pre-order the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G after it’s launched, you will be entitled to get 2 months of YouTube Premium membership for free. Of course, we will get to know about all the other exciting launch offers and benefits after the April 4 launch event.


Key Specs

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
Rear Camera 50 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera 16 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Display 6.59 inches (16.74 cm)


Launch Date April 19, 2023 (Unofficial)
Operating System Android v12


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
CPU Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 660 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 660)
Architecture 64 bit
Fabrication 6 nm
Graphics Adreno 619


Display Type IPS LCD
Screen Size 6.59 inches (16.74 cm)
Resolution 1080 x 2412 pixels
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Pixel Density 401 ppi
Bezel-less display Yes with punch-hole display
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand) 84.1 %


Camera Setup Triple
Resolution 50 MP f/1.7, Wide Angle, Primary Camera
2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera
2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera
Autofocus Yes
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Image Resolution 8150 x 6150 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
Camera Setup Single
Resolution 16 MP f/2, Wide Angle, Primary Camera
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps


Capacity 5000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
Removable No
Quick Charging Yes, Fast, 33W
USB Type-C Yes


Internal Memory 128 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, Up to 1 TB

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support 5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v5.3
GPS Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging


Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm


Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Side
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

FAQ’s on OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and OnePlus Nord Buds 2

1) What are OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite: Specifications and Features?

Ans) The Nord CE 3 Lite is tipped to feature a 6.72-inch LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution.

It is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor and 8GB of RAM. The smartphone could feature 128GB of onboard storage. It is tipped to come pre-loaded with OxygenOS 13.1, based on Android 13.

As per the tipster, the Nord CE 3 Lite will be eligible for two years of Android version upgrades and three years of security patch updates. The smartphone is tipped to come equipped with a 5000mAh battery unit and 67W SuperVOOC fast charging support.

The smartphone might feature a triple-rear camera setup including a 108MP primary shooter, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. OnePlus might stick with its favourite 16MP front shooter for video calls and selfies.

2) What is the price of One Plus Nord CE3 Lite ?What colours can I buy OnePlus Nord CE 3 in ?

Ans) According to the report , the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite’s price will have an MRP of 27,999 for the single 8GB/128GB storage model. However, the actual selling price of the phone could be slightly cheaper.

Additionally, there will be some bank offers as well. The handset will be available in Pastel Lime and Chromatic Grey colour options.

This comes after a recent leak by tipster SnoopyTech claimed the Nord CE 3 Lite will be priced at €329 (approx Rs 29,200) in the European markets.

3) What are OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G new details emerge ahead of launch?

Ans) OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is confirmed to feature a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W SuperVOOC fast charging over a USB Type-C charging port.

Furthermore, the promotional posters showcase the second colour variant of the device, which is said to be called Chromatic Gray. For those unaware, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will also launch in a Pastel Lime colour option.

Coming to the pricing, the device is tipped to be priced somewhere around Rs 25,000, as its leaked MRP is Rs 27,999.

4) What are OnePlus Nord Buds 2 Features?

Ans) Recently, the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 were spotted on the FCC certification website. The certification revealed that the affordable true wireless earbuds from OnePlus may support 4.5W charging.

The listing also revealed that each earbud may feature 41mAh battery and the charging case is said to house 480 mAh battery. The yet-to-launch true wireless earbuds are said to sport an in-ear design and will charge with the help of USB Type-C port.

The OnePlus Nord Buds 2 may come with Bluetooth 5.3 support and the earbuds may come in black and white colour options.

5) Which websites have OnePlus nord Buds2 listed on ?

Ans) The earbuds have already been listed on FCC, Bluetooth SIG , BIS.

6) What are OnePlus Nord Buds 2: Expected Specifications?

Ans) The OnePlus Nord Buds 2 true wireless earbuds are said to come with up to 25dB of active noise cancellation (ANC). Under the hood, these TWS are said to come with 12.4mm dynamic titanium drivers. In addition, Mukul also said that these buds will last up to 36 hours on a single charge including the case.

Further, the TWS is said to offer a four mic, IP55 rating, and fast charging as well. Lastly, the Nord Buds 2 is tipped to come in two colour options 一 Thunder Gray and Lightminh White colour options.

All these above-mentioned specifications are similar to what we have seen on the OnePlus Buds Ace TWS, which was launched in India a few days back. The images of both buds are also the same. This also means that the Buds Ace from China will be launched in India on April 4th as the Nord Buds 2.

The Buds 2 will come with support for Bluetooth 5.3, AAC/SBC codec support, dynamic bass, and an in-ear style design.

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