OnePlus Nord CE 5G getting its first software update; brings May security patch and more

Oxygen OS for OnePlus Nord CE 5G rolling out in India.

  • OnePlus Nord CE 5G is getting Oxygen OS software update
  • It brings Android Security Patch for May, improvements to display and the front camera, bug fixes, and improved stability.
  • OnePlus is yet to announce the rollout of the update on its forum.

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G was launched in India earlier this month and the smartphone went on sale in the country on Wednesday. While it has only been one day since the brand started shipping the phone, OnePlus is reportedly rolling out a new OTA software update to the OnePlus Nord CE 5G. OnePlus, however, is yet to announce the rollout of the update on its forum. Hence, there is currently no information if OnePlus is rolling out the update in a phased manner or if it is rolling it out to all the users at once. Below are the details of the update.

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G getting Oxygen OS update

According to @NirmalTV, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G software update comes bearing the version number Oxygen OS  The update brings improvements to the screen and the front camera. Plus, you get Android Security Patch for May 2021, bug fixes, and stability improvements. The firmware, however, is still based on the Android 11 operating system. Below is a complete changelog of the update for your reference.

  • System
    • Improved the accuracy of screen color
    • Fixed known issues and improved stability
    • Updated Android security patch to 2021.05
  • Camera
    • Improved the portrait photography of the front

If you have not received the software update yet, you can check for it manually by going into Settings > System > System updates. If you still don’t see an update notification, then it means that your phone isn’t in the current phase of software rollout and you will have to wait a little longer to get the update. We will update you on the rollout scenario once OnePlus announces the update.

Oneplus Nord CE 5G specifications

OnePlus Nord CE 5G was launched in India last week. The phone features a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a corner punch-hole camera. It is powered by the Snapdragon 750G SoC coupled with up to 12GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android 11-based OxygenOS custom skin on top and packs a 4,500mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge 30T Plus fast-charging support.

OnePlus Nord CE features 64MP primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture, 6P lens and EIS, a 2MP portrait lens, and an 8MP wide-angle lens with EIS. it also gets a 16MP Sony IMX471 camera on the front for selfies and video chats and an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. OnePlus Nord CE 5G price in India starts from Rs 22,999 and the phone is available on open sale in India through Amazon and the OnePlus website.

Key Specs

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G | 6 GBProcessor
6.43 inches Display
64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5



  • Great display
  • Premium design
  • Nice software experience


  • Cameras are not up to the mark
  • No alert slider
  • Speakers are quite tinny
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