Cancelled OnePlus Nord SE shown off in live images

OnePlus Nord SE retail packaging images reveal what could have been.

Highlights
  • OnePlus Nord SE retail packaging images have been leaked online. 
  • The smartphone would have shipped in a fancy box and custom-designed case. 
  • Users would get the OnePlus Nord 12GB+256GB variant in Grey Ash. 

Rumours about a special edition OnePlus Nord, called the OnePlus Nord SE, were quashed recently when we found out that that the smartphone was cancelled. Still, Recalled managed to get its hand on the OnePlus Nord SE and its extravagant packaging suggests that the smartphone was to be manufactured in limited quantities. At the end of the day, the OnePlus Nord SE was nothing but a regular OnePlus Nord 12GB+256GB variant inside fancy packaging. Here’s what the OnePlus Nord SE packaging looks like. 

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OnePlus Nord SE retail packaging

As you can see above, the OnePlus Nord SE packaging involves multiple boxes enclosed in one large package. The phone was to ship with an interesting-looking case and a tote bag, for some reason. Unlike other limited edition smartphones made OnePlus, the OnePlus Nord SE would not come with any custom software. Instead, users would have to manually download a special wallpaper via the QR code at the back (not pictured). 

OnePlus never mentioned just why it cancelled the OnePlus Nord SE so close to launch. In all likelihood, it could have been scrapped to make way for the OnePlus 9 series. Furthermore, the whole point of the OnePlus Nord was to act as an affordable 5G-ready smartphone. Launching an overpriced version of it would come off as a tad redundant. Back in the day, OnePlus launched several themed versions of its flagships, such as the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition and the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition.

Key Specs

OnePlus Nord
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | 8 GBProcessor
6.44 inches Display
48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MPRear camera
32 MP + 8 MPSelfie camera
4115 mAh Battery
OnePlus Nord Video