OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite and Nord Buds Officially Launched

Today, OnePlus officially unveiled the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite and OnePlus Nord Buds alongside the OnePlus 10R. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is the cheaper version of the Nord CE 2 that arrived in February. Meanwhile, the OnePlus Nord Buds see OnePlus expanding the Nord brand into other product categories.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite: Specifications

Specification oneplus nord ce 2 lite
Dimensions and weight
  • 164.3 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm
  • 195g
  • 6.59-inch LCD
  • FHD+ (2412 x 1080p)
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • DCI-P3 wide color gamut support
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G:
    • Octa-core (up to 2.2GHz)
    • 6nm
    • Adreno 619 GPU
RAM and Storage
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • 128GB UFS 2.2 Storage
battery is charging
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • 33W Fast Charger (Inside the Box)
rear camera
  • Primary: 64MP Quad Pixel f/1.79
  • Secondary: 2MP Macro
  • Tertiary: 2MP Bokeh
front camera
  • USB Type-C Port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5G NR
  • bluetooth 5.2
  • type-c port
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
  • in-display fingerprint scanner
  • face unlock
  • Android 12 based on OxygenOS 12.1
    • 2 Major Android OS Updates
    • 3 years security updates

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite, as the name suggests, is a cheaper version of the Nord CE 2. While it retains most of the key elements of the Nord CE 2, it makes some compromises to achieve a lower price tag. The new model swaps out the AMOLED display for an LCD display, featuring a 6.5-inch FHD+ panel with 120Hz refresh rate.

Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of flash storage. In terms of cameras, there is a 64MP primary shooter and 2MP depth and macro sensors at the back, and a 16MP selfie shooter on the front.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports fast charging via a 33W charger. Other notable highlights include an in-display fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.2 and 3.5mm audio jack. On the software front, it runs Android 12 out of the box with OxygenOS 12 on top. OnePlus has promised two major Android updates and three years of security updates.

oneplus nord buds

OnePlus Nord Buds in white and blackOnePlus Nord Buds in white and black

In addition to the two smartphones, OnePlus has also unveiled a pair of affordable, truly wireless earphones called the Nord Buds. The new earbuds have an attractive design that stands out from the crowd. They have a rounded touch area with wide stems and a mirror finish. The Nord Buds feature 12.4mm, titanium-plated dynamic drivers, which deliver “rich bass production and razor-sharp treble.” The earbuds also offer Dolby Atmos support, but this is only available with select OnePlus flagships (7 series, 8 series, 9 series and 10 series). Nord Buds claim to last up to 7 hours on a single charge, with the case charging an additional 23 hours for 30 hours of total playback. Fast charging support is also on board, with a 10-minute charge providing up to 5 hours of playback.

Lastly, the OnePlus Nord Buds offer IP55 water and sweat resistance, four microphones for crystal-clear calls, Bluetooth 5.2, select OnePlus phones with a low latency mode (94ms), and a USB Type-C port.

Pricing and Availability

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite comes in two colors: Blue Tide and Black Dust. Meanwhile, the OnePlus Nord Buds are available in Black Slate and White Marble colorways. Both the products will be available at the following prices:

oneplus nord ce 2 lite

  • 6GB + 128GB : ₹19,999
  • 8GB + 128GB: ₹21,999
  • Available from April 30 on, Amazon India and select retail stores across India

oneplus nord buds

  • ₹2,799
  • Available from 10th May on Amazon India, and Flipkart

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