OnePlus Nord CE 5G was launched on Thursday via a livestream as the latest model in the OnePlus Nord series. The new smartphone features significant differences from the original OnePlus Nord, launched in July of last year, to appeal to the masses. The new OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a slim design which is touted as the thinnest since the OnePlus 6T launched in October 2018. The smartphone also has matte and glossy rear finish options and comes in three distinct color options.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G price in India, introductory offers
The price of OnePlus Nord CE 5G in India starts at Rs. 22,999 for the 6GB + 128GB storage variant. The phone also has an 8GB + 128GB storage model priced at Rs. 24,999 and the premium 12GB + 256GB storage variant priced at Rs. 27,999. It is available in Blue Void (mat), Charcoal Ink (gloss) and Silver Ray colors and will be available for purchase through Amazon and OnePlus.in starting June 16. Pre-booking for the new OnePlus phone will start from Friday, June 11. .
Introductory offers on OnePlus Nord CE 5G include a Rs. 1,000 discount for customers purchasing with an HDFC Bank credit card or through EMI transactions and benefits worth Rs. 6,000 for Jio subscribers who top up with the Rs. 999 plan. There will also be an assured discount of Rs. 500 for OnePlus Nord CE customers receiving the OnePlus Buds Z or OnePlus Band through the OnePlus.in site. In addition, the phone will be available with free EMI options. OnePlus Red Cable members pre-ordering the OnePlus Nord CE through Amazon are also entitled to receive Rs. 500 cash back.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G will also be available for purchase in Europe with a starting price of 299 euros (around Rs. 26,600). OnePlus also launched OnePlus TV U1S alongside the new smartphone during its virtual livestream.
Specifications, features of OnePlus Nord CE 5G
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G dual SIM (Nano) runs Android 11 with OxygenOS 11. It has a 6.43-inch Full HD + AMOLED display (1080 x 2400 pixels) with a 20: 9 aspect ratio and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G octa-core SoC, as well as the Adreno 619 GPU and 6 GB of RAM. For photos and videos, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G has a triple rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel main sensor with an f / 1.79 lens and electronic image stabilization (EIS), a sensor 8-megapixel secondary with an ultra-f / 2.25 large lens and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor with an f / 2.4 lens.
In terms of selfies and video chats, OnePlus Nord CE has a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 selfie camera on the front. It’s paired with an f / 2.45 lens and EIS support.
The rear camera setup on OnePlus Nord CE 5G supports features like multiple autofocus (using PDAF + CAF). Additionally, the phone comes preloaded with Nightscape, UltraShot HDR, Portrait, Panorama, Pro mode, and Smart Scene recognition. There is also support for recording videos in 4K resolution with 30fps. In addition, the phone supports time-lapse and includes an LED flash module.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G offers up to 256 GB of on-board storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS / A-GPS / NaVIC, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. The phone also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and includes a super linear speaker with noise cancellation support.
The smartphone contains a 4,500 mAh battery, which is 385 mAh more than that available on the OnePlus Nord. The built-in battery is paired with OnePlus’ proprietary Warp Charge 30T Plus technology, which is supposed to charge the phone from zero to 70% in just half an hour. This is identical to what has been claimed on OnePlus North which had Warp Charge 30T.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G measures 159.2 x 73.5 x 7.9mm and weighs 170 grams.