OnePlus is likely working on a device that will be even more affordable than the current Nord CE series. Reports that OnePlus is working on a phone priced below Rs 20,000 have been around for some time and now it looks like the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite will be that device.
A new leak for the Nord CE 2 Lite has just been spotted on Twitter. The leak comes from trusted tipster Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) and reveals the design and specs of the brand’s first Nord CE Lite series phone.
Check out the tweet below.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
• 6.58-inch, 120Hz FHD+ LCD screen
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
• 6/8 GB of RAM
• 128 GB storage
• Rear camera: 64 MP + 2 MP mono + 2 MP macro
•Front camera – 16 MP
• 5000mAh battery, 33W charging
No alert slider
(This is what it will look like~) pic.twitter.com/XwvJlXq0mO
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) April 5, 2022
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is expected to launch with a 6.58-inch FHD plus LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
The phone is also expected to sport a 64MP primary camera on the back along with two 2MP sensors, possibly for macro and depth, which means the phone might miss an ultrawide camera. On the front, a 16MP camera should be present in a punch-hole cutout on the top left.
The phone is also expected to launch with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 and a 5,000mAh battery supporting 33W fast charging. The tipster also mentions that the phone will also feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and won’t have a OnePlus signature alert slider on the frame, which we’ve also seen with the Nord CE and Nord CE 2.
Rebranded as Realme 9 Pro?
If the design and specs look familiar, that’s because it’s exactly what we’ve seen on a recent Realme phone – the Realme 9 Pro. The mid-range device sported the exact same specs including chipset, battery, and charging speed. The Realme 9 Pro, however, gets an ultra-wide camera instead of either of the two 2MP sensors.
The design of the Realme 9 Pro is almost exactly like the leaked OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite.
Although there is no pricing information yet, if we are to take inspiration from the Realme phone, we could indeed see the Nord CE 2 Lite priced below Rs 20,000. Note that none of this information has not yet been officially confirmed by OnePlus, and we will just have to wait a little longer to be sure.