OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite looks similar to Realme 9 Pro+ in leaked render

This is what the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite could look like.

Highlights
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite render has surfaced online
  • The handset will come with a punch-hole cutout, triple rear cameras and a Grey colour option
  • The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite could feature a Snapdragon 695 SoC, a 120Hz LCD display, and a 64MP primary camera.

Recently, a leaked OnePlus roadmap revealed that the Nord CE 2 Lite will launch sometime this month. The company is yet to announce the launch date or tease the phone’s arrival, but there have been a few leaks to tell us what we can expect from the device. 91mobiles exclusive revealed the camera details as well as early renders of the upcoming Nord phone. Now, an even better Nord CE 2 Lite render has surfaced online, courtesy of tipster Yogesh Brar. The render is in line with our early images. Let’s check out the design.

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OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite design

Nord CE 2 Lite

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite looks quite similar to the Realme 9 Pro+ (minus the gradient colour scheme). On the front, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite has a punch-hole cutout on the top-left corner for the selfie camera and a noticeable bezel below the screen. The volume rocker is on the left, while the power button is placed on the right edge.

On the back, the Nord CE 2 Lite has a rectangular module to house two large camera sensors, a smaller lens and an LED flash, much like the Realme 9 Pro+. It appears the OnePlus phone has a polycarbonate build to keep the weight and price on the lower side. The phone can be seen in Grey colour but there should be other options at launch. The upcoming Nord CE 2 Lite should have an in-display fingerprint sensor as well.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite specifications

  • 6.58-inch FHD+ display, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset
  • 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB storage
  • 64MP + 2MP + 2MP triple cameras
  • 16MP selfie snapper
  • 5,000mAh battery, 33W fast charging

As for the specifications, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is said to sport a 6.58-inch full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole cutout. The device is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset. It will arrive in two models: 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB storage. The handset will run Android 11 based OxygenOS custom skin out of the box but Yogesh says the Android 12-based OOS 12 build is in testing and could be ready by launch.

Moving to optics, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite will have triple cameras on the back, with a 64MP primary camera, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP mono lens. The phone is said to have a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. A 5,000mAh battery is expected under the hood that supports 33W fast charging.

Key Specs

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 | 6 GBProcessor
6.59 inches Display
64 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Price
Rs. 19,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
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Display
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Software
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Pros

  • Good design
  • Decent performance 
  • Clean UI

Cons

  • Cameras are not the best
  • Mobile gamers should look elsewhere
  • Lacks stereo speakers
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