* The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 will launch today in India.
* The Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will be a mid-range smartphone with a 108MP main camera, a 5,000mAh battery, and 67W fast charging support.
* Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 TWS.
* The new Nord CE 3 Lite 5G features a taller 6.72-inch display.
* OnePlus has revealed its new smartphone draws power from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 SoC .
* The Nord CE 3 Lite 5G comes in a new Lime colour.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and Nord Buds 2 true wireless earbuds will launch in India at the OnePlus “larger than life” Nord event today, April 4.
The event will start at 7 PM and fans can watch the live stream for free. The new launch comes nearly two months after the company introduced its flagship OnePlus 11 5G alongside OnePlus 11R, OnePlus Pad, Buds Pro 2, Buds Pro 2R, and PC accessories.
Unlike the previous launches, the new OnePlus devices will be much cheaper.
In fact, the old-gen OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G was the cheapest OnePlus phone of 2022. It debuted with a starting price tag of Rs 19,999.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, OnePlus Nord Buds 2 launch time, how to watch live-stream
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 TWS will launch today in India (April 4th, 2023) at 7 PM (IST) during an online “Larger Than Life” launch event.
The event will be live-streamed via the company’s official YouTube channel. To save you some time and hassle,click on the live-stream URL.
You can tap on the same and hit the “Notify me” button to receive a prompt right before the launch event starts.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite launch date in India
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite and the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 will debut in India on April 4th ( today )at 7 PM IST.
Like the other OnePlus products, they should be on sale via Amazon and the OnePlus website.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G price in India (expected)
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is expected to launch in a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant and an 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant in India.
While the former could be priced at around Rs 21,999, the latter could be priced around Rs 23,999 in the country.
Do note that the expected pricing of the device takes into consideration the potential launch offers, including discounts, cashback, and other introductory early-bird offers as well.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite Specifications (Expected)
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G complete specifications are not available but some details have surfaced online.
The handset is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 695 processor, which will enable 5G network support.
The SoC will be supported by 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.
Running the show is Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 skin out of the box.
The phone will feature a 120Hz refresh rate and an IPS LCD panel.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is expected to pack a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging.
As for the cameras, the Nord CE 3 Lite will have a 64MP primary sensor and a 16MP shooter on the front for selfies.
As for the Nord Buds 2, the design is quite identical to the predecessor but we can speculate the internal specifications and features will see moderate improvements and upgrades.
Early Bird Benefits
OnePlus is offering early bird benefits for those buying the Nord CE 3 Lite.
These include a free OnePlus product (can be anything and this is a limited-time offer), an extended warranty at a discounted price and an instant discount with select bank cards.
Buyers get 2 months of YouTube Premium subscription and an additional exchange discount.
There is a dedicated microsite the OnePlus website but that doesn’t reveal any key specifications.
On the other hand, Nord Buds 2 TWS earbuds look similar to their predecessor, but there are some noticeable upgrades. OnePlus says the earbuds include a dual audio driver setup a rare feat among budget earbuds.
There’s also going to be active noise cancellation to filter out ambient noises for a better music-hearing experience.
OnePlus says the earbuds feature a new “BassWave” algorithm to enhance your sound for a balanced listening experience. The earbuds may cost at around Rs 5,000.
ONEPLUS NORD CE 3 LITE 5G KEY SPECIFICATIONS
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695|
|Rear Camera||50 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP|
|Front Camera||16 MP|
|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)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen Size||6.59 inches (16.74 cm)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2412 pixels|
|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 %|
|Resolution||50 MP f/1.7, Wide Angle, Primary Camera
2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera
2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Image Resolution||8150 x 6150 Pixels|
|Shooting Modes||Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom
Touch to focus
|Video Recording||1920×1080 @ 30 fps|
|Resolution||16 MP f/2, Wide Angle, Primary Camera|
|Video Recording||1920×1080 @ 30 fps|
|Quick Charging||Yes, Fast, 33W|
|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|
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|GPS||Yes with A-GPS, Glonass|
|USB Connectivity||Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||Side|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
Faqs on OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G Larger than life Event
1) OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G: What to expect?
Ans) 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.
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.
2) Larger than life Nord event: Launch offers and where to watch?
Ans) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) 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
6) OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G Design Renders
Ans) The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will be a new mid-range smartphone in India. The device is officially confirmed to debut on April 4 in India.
Ahead of the launch, the design renders of the phone have leaked online. As per the leaked design renders, the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will have a flat frame design.
However, the rear panel is slightly curved towards the edges, which should ideally help offer a good in-hand feel and grip.
The device will launch in Pastel Lime and Chromatic Grey colour options.
The frame has the power button on the right side, whereas the SIM tray and the volume buttons are on the left edge.
At the bottom edge, there is the USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and the primary speaker grille. The rear panel houses two large circular cutouts for the triple-camera setup.
As per the leaked specs the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has a 108MP main camera with an f/1.7 aperture. It is accompanied by a 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor.
On the front, there is a flat screen, which according to the leaked details is 6.72 inches diagonally tall and offers a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The phone has support for a 120Hz refresh rate as well.
According to the leaked details, the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will have an IPS LCD panel.
There is a hole-punch cutout at the top centre for the front camera. The Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has a 16MP f/2.4 front camera.
In addition to this, the phone is said to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, which was also found in the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G.
There will be a 5000mAh battery with support for 67W SuperVOOC charging.
The device will run Android 13 out of the box. It will have a layer of Oxygen OS 13.1 on top. The phone will get two major Android updates and security support for three years.
It will be priced at EUR 329 (roughly Rs 29,200).
For the price, the phone will offer 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There will be support for storage expansion via a microSD card slot.
The India price of the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is likely to be a bit lower than the European price tag.
7) What are OnePlus Nord Buds 2 Specifications ?
Ans) The TWS will offer an in-ear design and will have a 41mAh battery. The case, on the other hand, will pack in a 480mAh battery and will have a USB Type-C charging port.
As far as the charging speeds are concerned, the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 will offer up to 4.5W charging. The OnePlus Nord Buds 2 will offer Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity. The case will measure 22.27 x 9.29 x 0.11 mm.
The FCC certification schematics also reveal the model number of the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 once again, and the same model number has also been spotted on the Indian BIS certification website.
If the brand’s previous trends are anything to go by, we can expect the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 to be a rebadged version of the OnePlus Buds Ace, which launched a little while ago in China, alongside the OnePlus Ace 2.
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