April 4th has been marked as the date on which the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G will make its debut alongside the OnePlus Nord Buds 2. As excited as this makes us, it has also got the fans speculating about the kind of specs these devices will offer and how attractive their price points will be. All this will be made clear at ‘Larger than life – A OnePlus Nord Launch Event’ that will take place virtually and will be streamed on the company’s official YouTube channel. As the brand is going with the tagline – ‘Larger than life’ – for the launch event, you can surely expect some remarkable features to be offered by its new products. Ahead of that, let us take a look at what we already know about these two devices as we lead up to the official reveal next month.
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G
Awesome 108MP camera with 3X lossless zoom
OnePlus phones have made it a habit of beating the competition with their cameras and the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G’s adoption of a 108MP camera spells more of the same. This is a large and powerful sensor that’s set to deliver crisp and highly detailed photographs during your everyday usage. Moreover, its 9-in-1 pixel binning technology will mean brighter and clearer images in all kinds of lighting conditions. This will especially work wonders when you’re trying to capture shots in low light. And so will the presence of EIS that will ensure that they come out without any blur due to unsteady hands.
Two additional cameras will also accompany this 108MP shooter but we don’t know their exact details yet. What we do know, however, is that the main camera will offer 3x lossless zoom. Due to its high-resolution, the camera will be able to dish out high quality zoomed-in shots with high quality.
Ravishing new design
OnePlus has already released an image of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, which gives us a look at its spectacular new design. The device exudes a truly refreshing aura thanks to the subtle nature of its construction. The main highlight of this new design is, of course, the two-circle camera layout that’s home to the phone’s triple camera system. And it’s accompanied by a flash that gets a crown-like design. This charming new design approach will surely make the device stand out amidst the competition.
And as you may have noticed already, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is all set to get an alluring new colour called Pastel Lime. This fascinating shade gives it a lively appearance and a crucial factor that will make it stand out in a crowd. Considering how most other smartphones in the market these days feature safe but boring colour options, this new colour could be a popular choice among young customers. And if it doesn’t suit their style, there’s also the Chromatic Gray option, with its dark and story, with a mild glossy nature.
Top-notch battery life with 67W SuperVOOC charging
OnePlus was one of the major brands responsible for revolutionising the fast-charging game in the smartphone market and the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is set to take that legacy forward. It’s been revealed that the phone will ship with a 5,000mAh battery that will support blazing-fast charging speeds thanks to the presence of 67W SUPERVOOC charging. That’s enough to take the phone from 0 to 80 percent in the span of just 30 minutes. Imagine getting an entire day’s worth of battery life within the time you’d usually spend taking a shower and getting ready for work.
Moreover, this incredible ability is also accompanied by the SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition functionality. Usually reserved for OnePlus flagships, this technology uses the Battery Health Engine to observe user behaviour based on charging and sleeping habits to prevent over-charging and ageing the battery prematurely. OnePlus estimates that this feature can extend a battery’s lifespan by up to four years. And then Endurance Edition charging also helps control the phone temperature. With the help of 12 built-in temperature sensors, it ensures safe, low-temperature charging.
Fluid everyday performance with Qualcomm brilliance
The Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is set to be powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G chip that will give it all the brawn needed to deliver solid performance during everyday usage. Moreover, its 6nm construction also means there’s great battery efficiency on hand. Gamers will also be mighty pleased by the amazing graphical performance made possible by its advanced Adreno GPU. And OnePlus has even announced some software-based features focused on gamers.
The phone’s Oxygen OS 13.1 build will come with purpose-built gaming optimisations such as GPU Frame Stabilizer, which reduces screen tearing and system lag. Quick Startup is another amazing Oxygen OS 13.1 addition, as it skips annoying opening animations and ads to let you jump right into your last saved game. And then there’s Game Focus Mode, which blocks unwanted notifications and even prevents mistouches for an uninterrupted gameplay experience.
For unleashing multitasking brilliance, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G relies on its Virtual RAM Expansion technology, which converts vacant storage into temporary memory. The phone allows the conversion of as much as 8GB of storage into RAM and this is over and above the RAM already present on the device. Expect lightning-fast app launches and slick switching between apps thanks to the presence of this feature.
Splendid 120Hz display
OnePlus can do no wrong when it comes to displays. The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has been revealed to grab a 6.72-inch panel, which despite its large size leads to a compact screen-to-body ratio of 91.4 percent. Equipped with FHD resolution, it offers 680 nits of brightness, which promises high contrast visuals to serve your movie-watching and gaming needs. And then there’s its 120Hz adaptive refresh rate that adds another dimension to the viewing experience altogether by enabling buttery smooth transitions and swift animations.
OnePlus Nord Buds 2
Familiar comfortable design with amazing new additions
Around the same time last year, OnePlus surprised its fans by launching Nord Buds, an amazing set of TWS earbuds with a pocket-friendly price tag. With its successor now ready to arrive, you can expect some big upgrades in the specs department. What we know so far is that the earbuds themselves will retain the comfortable design from their predecessors and carry 12.4mm extra-large driver units for delivering the finest sound quality, no matter what kind of music or content you’re listening to.
The sound quality is also helped by an added layer of titanium in the vibrating diaphragm, while the overall design enables more air inflow to enhance the bass quality. Speaking of bass, OnePlus is also touting a fresh BassWave algorithm that’s set to be offered by these earbuds. It compensates for weak bass pitches and slightly enhances strong bass pitches, while also allowing the audio signature to stay alive. Expect high levels of immersion thanks to this new feature onboard the Nord Buds 2.
Where to watch the launch?
With these two amazing gadgets set to be showcased, there will surely be a lot to unpack at the ‘Larger than life – A OnePlus Nord Launch Event.’ And the event will also see their all-important prices being unveiled along with limited-time offers and freebies that include YouTube Premium subscriptions. You can catch this launch on the official OnePlus YouTube channel on April 4th from 7 pm onwards.