After a week of rumours about the future of OnePlus and Oppo, OnePlus has today announced two new products for the UK.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 powered Nord CE Lite 5G is accompanied by a new audio product, the Nord Buds 2, with the former retailing at £299 and the latter £69.
Key features of the new phone include a 108-megapixel primary camera, 6.72-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate, and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W SuperVOOC fast-charging. The handset even includes a 3.5mm audio jack.
OnePlus Introduces Two Powerful New Devices to its Nord Series: OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and OnePlus Nord Buds 2
The two complementing products promise users a high-performing smartphone to match a fast-paced lifestyle and earbuds that deliver immersive audio experience.
[April 4th 2023] Global technology brand OnePlus announced today two new products to add to its OnePlus Nord family – OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and OnePlus Nord Buds 2. Following the launch of its predecessor, OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G brings OnePlus’ signature fast and smooth performance, while elevating key features to better serve its customers. This new smartphone is primarily equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, a 108-megapixel main camera, and a long-lasting 5000mAh battery capacity with 67W SUPERVOOC ultra-fast charging.
OnePlus Nord Buds 2 delivers clear and covetable audio quality with its extreme bass and 12.4mm extra-large driver unit to increase the sensitive sound field. This feature is supplemented with Adaptive Noise Cancellation for intuitive listening that adjusts to its user’s surroundings.
“We are proud to introduce the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, as it signifies many firsts for the brand and brings our signature best-in-class features and experiences to users. Together with the OnePlus Nord Buds 2, we are confident that these new offerings can deliver OnePlus’ advanced technology to global users and highly improve their digital life,” says Kinder Liu, President and COO of OnePlus.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Outstanding Mobile Essentials
The OnePlus Nord CE Lite 5G is powered by a large 5000mAh battery, which allows users to enjoy more entertainment without worrying about running out of battery. The battery is charged intuitively and safely through a 67W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition, which allows ultra-fast charging that optimizes usage and decreases downtime by reaching 80% of battery charge in only 30 minutes. The 67W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition doubles the charging cycles and works to increase the battery’s lifespan and overall battery health in the long run. By fitting 12 sensors into the smartphone, OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G monitors its temperature and keeps the device from overheating.
More battery life translates to longer phone usage and more time to use enhanced features. The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G provides users with a powerful camera system to improve their digital life. It marks a milestone by becoming the first OnePlus smartphone boasting of 108 megapixels in its main camera, allowing users to capture details of their daily precious moments. Equipped with a formidable 3x lossless zoom, users can shoot their subjects clearly, even from afar. With the smartphone’s 2MP depth-assist camera, users can adjust depth of field to improve the results in portrait mode. To ensure superior selfies, a 16MP front camera and enhanced software add greater detail to human portraits. Users can also capture dynamic videos with OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G’s slow-motion mode.
Fast and Smooth Entertainment
Entertainment is a pleasant experience with the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G. Powered by its 6.72-inch 120Hz FHD display, the 91.4% screen-to-body ratio allows users to enjoy more content and connect with the visuals on the screen. Coming with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G automatically switches the refresh rate according to the usage scenario to maximize battery efficiency. To improve user experience, the smartphone showcases Global DC Dimming, an enhanced screen backlight system that allows users to view more content for a longer time under low light environment, by reducing eye strain.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset for increased and smoother performance, high frame rate, and extended gameplay. OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G converts internal storage into up to 8GB of temporary virtual RAM for fast and fluid app loading. Working together with server-level RAM management, it’s capable of running applications smoothly in the background.
Distributed with the updated OxygenOS 13.1 already installed, OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G brings gamers an elevated experience and ease of use. Users can swiftly access their games with Quick Startup, avoid distractions when Game Focus Mode is switched on, and utilize an efficient GPA Frame Stabilizer for reduced system lag.
In terms of sound quality and accessories, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G delivers high quality audio with its dual-speaker system and a volume level that may be increased up to 200%. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack for those who prefer wired earphones or headphones.
Outstanding OnePlus Quality
Designed to impress in the subtlest of ways, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G exudes a simple charm. It comes in two varying color options: Pastel Lime and Chromatic Gray. The classic design is emphasized by a two-circle camera layout on the back. It also features an anti-fingerprint and ceramic-like texture. Its flat-edged design with 2.8D curved back and 8.3mm thickness provide users great comfort while holding the phone.
OnePlus Nord Buds 2
Outstanding Audio Experience
OnePlus Nord Buds 2 aims to deliver an impactful bass and immense clarity in audio quality. With a BassWave™ Enhancement, the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 allows audio content to stay true to its original quality and exhibit a broad bass. It’s equipped with a 12.4mm extra-large enhancement driver unit to increase bass quality for bolder beats. The earbuds produce balanced sound quality for optimized audio in music and voice calls. An added layer of titanium in the vibrating diaphragm improves audio stiffness and provides instantaneous response for ultimately bolder and crystal-clear audio.
To provide an immersive experience, OnePlus Nord Buds 2 reduces background noise through an instinctive Active Noise Cancellation feature with 25dB depth and a dual-core processor. OnePlus Nord buds use an AI algorithm, an advanced technology that allows users to make clear calls using a dual mic system that amplifies the human voice. To retain peace and silence, OnePlus Nord Buds 2 brings users Transparency Mode, which allows users to play music while still being able to hear outside voices and background noise.
Sound quality is further enhanced with a Master Equalization. By delivering several modes, including Balanced, Serenade, Bass and Bold, users can choose which on the sound quality they want highlighted. OnePlus Nord Buds 2 was designed in collaboration with Dolby Atmos technology that amplifies its mobile phone speakers and Dirac Audio Tuner for smoother performance with higher fidelity, especially when connected to a OnePlus device.
Iconic Quality and Design
OnePlus Nord Buds 2 was inspired by cosmic elements meant to represent the impact and power of its strong bass. Sustainable materials were incorporated and due to its unique sparkling craft, the final finish of each case is different. Each box also comes with a set of surprise stickers to add fun when experiencing the products.
The impeccable battery life of the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 takes users further and makes the buds last longer. A full charge can last up to 7 hours without its case and 36 hours with charging case. It only takes 10 minutes of charging to guarantee up to 5 hours of usage, with the Active Noise Cancellation off. It is also durable against dust and water with a certified IP55 rating.
To improve functionality, the OnePlus Nord Buds 2 allows users to customize settings using quick taps and long presses to dictate an action.OnePlus Press Release, April 4th 2023
Price & Availability
|Product||Colour||Size||Price||Sold via||On Sale|
|OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G||Pastel Lime||8+128GB||£299||OnePlus|
(pre-order from 04 April)
|OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G||Chromatic Grey||8+128GB|
|OnePlus Nord Buds 2||Lightning White||8+128GB||£69||04 April|
|OnePlus Nord Buds 2||Thunder Grey||8+128GB|