OnePlus announced the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite and OnePlus Nord Buds. They were shown off with the OnePlus 10R. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is a cheaper version of the Nord CE 2 in February. It costs less than the Nord CE 2. The OnePlus Nord Buds, on the other hand, show OnePlus expanding the Nord brand, which has so far been limited to smartphones, to different types of goods.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite: specifications
|Specification||OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite|
|Dimensions and Weight||164.3 x 75.6 x 8.5mm195g|
|Display||6.59-inch LCDFHD+ (2412 x 1080p)120Hz refresh rateDCI-P3 wide color gamut support|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G:Octa-core (up to 2.2GHz)6nmAdreno 619 GPU|
|RAM and Storage||RAM: 6GB/8GB128GB UFS 2.2 storage|
|Battery & Charging||5,000 mAh battery33W fast charger (inside the box)|
|Rear Camera||Primary: 64MP Quad Pixel f/1.79Secondary: 2MP macroTertiary: 2MP bokeh|
|Front Camera||16MP Sony IMX471|
|Ports||USB Type-C port3.5mm headphone jack|
|Connectivity||5G NRBluetooth 5.2Type-C portWiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)|
|Security||In-display fingerprint scannerFace unlock|
|Software||Android 12 based on OxygenOS 12.12 major Android OS updates3 years of security updates|
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is, as its name suggests, a less expensive version of the Nord CE 2. While it keeps most of the essential features of the Nord CE 2, it does so at a lower price. The new model ditches the AMOLED display favouring an LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 6.5-inch FHD+ display.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC is combined with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB flash storage under the hood. There’s a 64MP primary shooter and two 2MP depth and macro sensors on the rear, while on the front, there’s a 16MP selfie shooter.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite comes with a 5,000mAh battery and a 33W charger for quick charging. An in-display fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.2, and a 3.5mm audio jack are other exciting features. On the software front, it comes pre-installed with Android 12 and OxygenOS 12.1 on top. Two major Android updates and three years of security updates are promised by OnePlus. Read also; The New Samsung Galaxy M33 is an affordable 5G Phone
OnePlus Nord Buds
In addition to the two smartphones, OnePlus has announced the Nord Buds, a pair of cheap, totally wireless earphones. The new earbuds have a unique style that makes them stand out from the crowd. They have large stems and a mirror-finish circular touch area. The Nord Buds have titanium-plated 12.4mm dynamic drivers that produce “rich bass output and razor-sharp treble.”
The earbuds also support Dolby Atmos, but this feature is only available on certain OnePlus flagships (7 series, 8 series, 9 series, and 10 series). The Nord Buds are said to last up to 7 hours on a single charge, with an extra 23 hours of the charge stored in the case for 30 hours of playback. There’s also fast charging support, with a 10-minute charge offering up to 5 hours of listening.
Finally, the OnePlus Nord Buds have IP55 sweat and water resistance, four microphones for crisp calls, Bluetooth 5.2, a low latency mode (94ms) with select OnePlus phones, and a USB Type-C port. Read also; Samsung Galaxy S22+ Review: Flagship Sweet Spot
Availability & Pricing
Blue Tide and Black Dust are the two colours available for the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite. Meanwhile, the OnePlus Nord Buds come in two colorways: Black Slate and White Marble. The following prices will apply to both products:
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
- 6GB + 128GB : ₹19,999 (~$261)
- 8GB + 128GB: ₹21,999 (~$289)
- Available starting April 30 on OnePlus.in, Amazon India and select retail stores across India
OnePlus Nord Buds
- ₹2,799 (~$36)
- Available from May 10 across OnePlus.in. Amazon India and Flipkart