OnePlus launches Snapdragon 750G powered Nord CE (Core Edition) 5G

OnePlus has added another new phone to its Nord family, the Nord CE 5G, that will retail from just £299. It’s also the thinnest OnePlus since the 6T.

With a large 6.43-inch AMOLED HDR10+ display with 90Hz refresh rate, a 64-megapixel primary camera, 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage, large 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast-charging, and 5G, it’s quite a phone for the money.

For just £70 more, you can bump up the specs to 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

The phone also retains the 3.5mm headphone port for those who still can’t quite cope with the prospect of giving it up, yet still manages to be extremely thin at 7.9mm (the thinnest OnePlus handset since the OnePlus 6T).

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G will be available in three colours (including a fingerprint resistant blue void colour), from OnePlus direct, Amazon, John Lewis, and on Three.

More information

Press Release

OnePlus Nord CE 5G: The Core OnePlus Experience, For Less 

4PM BST, London June 10, 2021: Today, global technology brand OnePlus revealed a new addition to the OnePlus Nord product line: OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Core Edition). The newest member of the Nord smartphone portfolio is built on the core aspects of the Nord experience, delivering powerful features at an even lighter price – all packed into a beautiful design. 

Nord CE combines best-in-class hardware features, including a versatile 64 MP triple camera system, a 90 Hz fluid AMOLED display, a powerful Snapdragon 750G 5G processor, and improved Warp Charge 30T Plus, along with OnePlus’s signature fast and smooth OxygenOS 11, to deliver a fantastic everyday user experience.

“The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the next step in our commitment to sharing great technology with the world,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus. “The Never Settle spirit drives us to provide a better experience relative to what’s available in any price segment. Nord CE is the newest addition to the OnePlus Nord product line that delivers a great everyday experience while maintaining the OnePlus quality that users have come to love.”  

Fast and Smooth Experience  

 OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with a 4,500mAh battery, nearly 10% larger than the original Nord. But thanks to improved Warp Charge 30T Plus charging technology, the battery still goes from 0 to 70% in just half an hour – getting you a little bit more than you’d expect.  Like all OnePlus devices, Nord CE also adapts to reduce the time spent at 100% battery to maintain good battery health while charging overnight.  

Nord CE is powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G 5G Mobile Platform which offers a 20% CPU and 10% GPU boost over its predecessor, thanks to the Kryo 570 CPU and Adreno 619 GPU.  The advanced AI Engine also provides users with an incredibly smooth and intuitive experience, from enhanced gaming to improved voice chat. 

Nord CE comes pre-installed with OxygenOS 11, OnePlus’s fastest and most responsive software to date. OxygenOS 11 features significant improvements to beloved features like Dark Mode, Zen Mode, and a new always on display (AOD). In addition, OOS 11 has been optimized for single-handed operations, thanks to repositioned touch controls and a simple yet bold design. 

Powerful Essentials  

Nord CE sports a powerful triple rear camera setup with a 64 MP main camera with a large f/1.79 aperture that captures crisp, high-resolution images and next-level detail in bright lighting conditions, and a 119° ultra-wide angle lens for enhanced versatility. On the front, Nord CE features a 16 MP camera for capturing great selfies.  

Like all OnePlus flagship models, Nord CE comes with Nightscape for a better low-light photography experience. This must-have feature for nighttime shooting takes up to eight pictures at varying exposures and effortlessly weaves them together to produce clearer, brighter, and more dramatic photos. 

Nord CE also features a 6.43″ 90Hz AMOLED display that makes everything incredibly smooth and responsive. HDR10+ offers vivid colors to ensure immersive and enjoyable viewing experience.   

Everything Else Users Love About OnePlus    

At 7.9mm in thickness and 170g in weight, Nord CE 5G is the slimmest OnePlus device since the OnePlus 6T. But cutting back doesn’t mean subtraction. Extra features have been added to Nord CE, like the 3.5mm headphone jack. Nord CE comes in three colorways: Charcoal Ink, Silver Ray, and Blue Void.  The latter features a fingerprint-resist matte finish which reveals a fresh nuance from every angle.   

Like all OnePlus flagship devices, Nord CE will receive two years of software updates and three years of security updates to keep the phone smooth over time.    

Experience the OnePlus Nord CE 5G in AR  

OnePlus has also created an innovative AR experience for OnePlus Nord CE 5G, following on from the world-first AR launch of the OnePlus Nord. To take part, fans can visit on a phone and experience Nord CE 5G in the safety of their own homes, including getting up close and personal with all three stunning colourways. The AR experience also features a Code Breaker challenge, giving fans a chance to win a Nord CE device if they correctly crack the passcode of the virtual device. For more details on the Code Breaker challenge, visit the OnePlus forums.   

Extreme unboxing

OnePlus has also collaborated with global technology influencer MrWhoseTheBoss for a gravity-defying unboxing featuring a stunt plane, a fast car and a very surprised OnePlus Community member. To watch the unboxing, visit MrWhoseTheBoss on YouTube.

Pricing and Availability  

OnePlus Nord CE 5G will go on sale immediately after the launch event to our core fans, the OnePlus Community, from 3:25 PM BST to midnight on June 12 at Those who buy OnePlus Nord CE 5G in the Core Sale will be rewarded by being among the first to receive it from June 14.

Customers can also pre-order OnePlus Nord CE 5G from Amazon UK from June 10, and from Three from June 11.  OnePlus Nord CE 5G will then go on general sale in all channels from June 21.   

RAM  ROM  Colors  Price  Availability  Sales date  
8GB  128GB  Blue Void, 
Charcoal Ink  
299 GBP  Amazon,
John Lewis
June 21
12GB  256GB  Blue Void, 
Charcoal Ink, Silver Ray  
369 GBP    Amazon,
June 21



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