The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G was launched in India on Tuesday, April 4, succeeding the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G from last year. The new smartphone features a glossy finish and comes in two colour options with a 6.72-inch LCD display boasting a 120Hz refresh rate. It features a triple rear camera headlined by a 108-megapixel main sensor and packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W SuperVOOC fast charging, and it comes preloaded with the new OxygenOS 13.1 custom skin.
Price and Availability
The base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is priced at Rs. 19,999 while the top-end variant with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage costs Rs. 21,999. It comes in pastel lime and chromatic gray colour options, and will be available for purchase via OnePlus online store, Amazon India, and other retail stores starting April 11. Last year’s OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G was launched in India in April with an initial price tag of Rs. 19,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.
The dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G runs on Android 13 with OxygenOS 13.1 on top. It features a 6.72-inch full-HD+ ( 1,080×2,400 pixels) LCD display, a 20:9 aspect ratio, 91.4 percent screen-to-body ratio, 391ppi pixel density, and a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection as well.
OnePlus’s new smartphone is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 695 SoC, paired with Adreno 619 GPU and 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. For photos and videos, it carries a triple rear camera setup that houses a 108-megapixel Samsung HM6 sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and EIS support, as well as a 2-megapixel macro shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies and video chats, there is a 16-megapixel sensor at the front. The rear camera supports various photography modes including AI scene enhancement, slow-motion video, dual view video, HDR, nightscape, portrait mode, and panorama among others. The handset offers up to 256GB UFS 2.2 storage that can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card.
Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, e-compass, ambient light, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It also features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication. For game enthusiasts, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G offers a Game Focus Mode that blocks unwanted notifications and helps prevent ghost touches. Also, OnePlus has equipped the handset with dual stereo speakers with noise cancellation support.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W SuperVOOC wired charging. The charging technology is claimed to charge the battery from zero to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. Besides, the phone measures 165.5x76x8.3mm and weighs 195 grams.
Oxygen OS Updates and Security Updates
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G runs on Android 13 with OxygenOS 13.1 on top, and it is confirmed to receive two OxygenOS updates and three years of security updates. This means the device will receive regular software updates and security patches for at least three years since its launch, giving users more value for their money.
Game Focus Mode
For gamers, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G offers a Game Focus Mode that blocks unwanted notifications and helps prevent ghost touches, ensuring an uninterrupted gaming experience. OnePlus has equipped the handset with dual stereo speakers with noise cancellation support, making it an ideal device for gaming and multimedia consumption.
SuperVOOC Wired Charging
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G boasts a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W SuperVOOC wired charging. The battery is claimed to deliver all-day usage on a single charge, and the SuperVOOC charging technology is capable of charging the battery from zero to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. This means users can get a full day of usage from the phone with just a few minutes of charging.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G offers up to 256GB UFS 2.2 storage that can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card. This means users can store more photos, videos, and apps on their device without worrying about running out of storage space.
The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is a feature-packed device that offers excellent value for money. It boasts a stunning 6.72-inch LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a powerful Snapdragon 695 SoC with 8GB RAM, and a triple rear camera setup with a 108-megapixel main sensor. It also boasts a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W SuperVOOC wired charging, ensuring all-day usage on a single charge. With two OxygenOS updates and three years of security updates, the device is a worthy investment for users looking for a premium smartphone in the mid-range segment.