OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is set to launch in India this week. It will debut as the successor to last year’s Nord CE 5G (review). The ‘CE’ refers to ‘Core Edition’ and retains the core specifications of the Nord 2 device.
Ahead of the launch event, OnePlus and Amazon India have teased key specifications and features of the Nord CE 2 5G. The upcoming smartphone will also debut alongside the OnePlus TV Y1S and Y1S Edge. Let’s take a look at what we know about the Nord CE 2 5G so far.
How to watch OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G launch event in India?
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G will be launched in India on February 17th i.e. Thursday at 7 pm. The launch event will be live streamed on the brand’s official YouTube channel, Twitter handle, and Amazon India. You can also watch the live stream in the video embedded here.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: price in India
We will learn about the pricing of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G at the launch event. The device is tipped to carry a starting price tag of Rs 23,999 for the base 6GB + 128GB variant while the 8GB + 128GB option will cost Rs 24,999.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: sale date in India
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G will go on sale as soon as it is announced. The smartphone will be available for purchase from Amazon, OnePlus.com and leading retail stores across the country.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: specifications and features
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G features a slim design with a volume rocker and power button located on the left and right sides of the device respectively. There is a punch-hole cutout at the top left corner of the screen. The back panel has a rising rectangular camera module that is similar to the OPPO Find X3 series. The camera island houses two vertically stacked big sensors with a CD ring that is said to enhance imaging performance.
There is a third small lens and an LED flash beside the other two sensors. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G will be available in Bahama Blue and Grey Mirror colours.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is confirmed to be powered by MediaTek’s 5G compatible Dimensity 900 processor. It is based on 6nm architecture with two Cortex-A78 cores and six Cortex-A55 efficiency cores. The upcoming offering is teased to be the first Nord device to come with a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion up to 1TB. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G will come with 65W SuperVOOC fast charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G: other specifications and features
Apart from the confirmed specifications, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is expected to feature a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. It is tipped to come with a 16MP front-facing snapper and triple rear camera setup of 64MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide and a 2MP macro lens. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G will reportedly be backed by a 4,500mAh battery unit and run on OxygenOS 12 based Android 12 out of the box.