Earlier this year, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus Nord CE 2 and the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. These two devices were well received, and apparently, the company is already preparing a new round of smartphones for the Nord CE series. Obviously, the party will start with the OnePlus Nord CE 3. We expect the phone to land at the beginning of 2023, but ahead of that, the specs are already out thanks to tipster OnLeaks.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 alleged specifications
We believe that for some users, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 will sound like a downgrade. Well, the device will bring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset. This seems to be the favorite option of certain brands in Qualcomm’s mid-range portfolio. The Snapdragon 778G would be a much better option, and at this point, it is also cheaper. The chipset is decent but is also present inside the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. The phone will also bring 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM and with 128 GB or 256 GB of Internal Storage.
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The OnePlus Nord CE 3 will also bring a 6.7-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate. Yes, no AMOLED love for the CE series next year. In terms of optics, the phone will also bring a 108 MP main camera alongside a 2 MP macro shooter and a 2 MP depth helper. The device also brings a 5,000 mAh battery with 67 W fast charging. The phone will also bring a side-mounted fingerprint scanner this time around.
Perhaps, that package of specs will sound familiar to some users. That’s the usual mid-range configuration that we often see in Oppo or Realme mid-range phones. It’s not a surprise to see it again on the OnePlus Nord CE 3. After all, the ties between these brands are really strong.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 sounds like a downgrade in display since the Nord CE 2 had an AMOLED screen. The performance may be similar in real-world usage, but we don’t see a reason to upgrade if you have a Nord CE 2. The phone is expected for the first quarter of 2023. Perhaps, the biggest upgrade here is on the camera and charging speed.