OnePlus Nord CE 5G improves battery, camera and price

Ivan, 10 June 2021

The Nord was a huge success for OnePlus, so now and now the company aims to build on that formula with the OnePlus Nord CE 5G. It stands for Core Edition as the phone aims to deliver much of the same experience at an even lower price. And it even brings some upgrades over its supposedly more premium sibling.

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G has the Snapdragon 750G chipset, a 6.43-inch 1080p AMOLED with 90Hz refresh and OnePlus' OxygenOS based on Android 11.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G improves battery, camera and price

A big focus with the Nord CE 5G is the design and build. OnePlus hails the phone as the thinnest OnePlus since the 6T, measuring just 7.9mm. Audiophiles will be glad that the OnePlus Nord CE 5G retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Physically the Nord CE 5G looks very similar to its predecessor and keeps the same overall form factor. The display has shrunk by 0.1-inch, but that's a change that essentially makes no difference.

The 64MP f/1.8 main camera can combine 4 pixels into 1 for a resulting 16MP 1.4μm resolution. There are also an 8MP 119-degree ultrawide and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera has a 16MP sensor.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G improves battery, camera and price

One of the biggest improvements over the original OnePlus Nord 5G comes with the battery. It's now has 4,500mAh capacity, over the original Nord's 4,115mAh, but its 30W Dash 30T+ charging still fills 70% of that in 30 minutes.

The Nord CE 5G will go on sale in markets across Asia and Europe in three configurations - 6/128GB for INR 22,999//€299, 8/128GB, priced INR 24,999/€329/£299 and the range-topping 12/256GB for INR 27,999/€399/£369. Buyers will have their choice of Charcoal Ink, Silver Ray and the lovely Blue Void.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G keeps the good price, adds battery and better camera


Reader comments

  • Anonymous

I think you are quite right, my personal issue is that none of these new phones will compete with the pixels computational camera software performance. The OP Nord fails, as well as Z3 and many other Chinese manufactured offerings. Once I am convince...

  • Jake

Will there be a 60Hz version or a function to alternate between? I really want it to be slightly cheaper.

  • Anonymous

Iqoo z3 has compromised on quality. You can watch some teardown videos if u want. And the teardrop notch, eww we're in 2021. And panda glass? What's that? Gorilla glass 5 is better.

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