OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite inching closer to India launch
OnePlus is working on a new Nord CE 2 Lite smartphone for the Indian market. The handset has bagged Bluetooth SIG certification and was recently spotted on the BIS platform with model number CPH2409, too. However, there is no official word regarding the phone's arrival. As per the rumors, it will have a Snapdragon 695 chipset, a 64MP main camera, and a 4,500mAh battery.
- The Nord CE 2 Lite will be the latest Nord-branded smartphone from OnePlus. As the name suggests, it will be a "lite" version of the Nord CE 2 5G introduced by the company before.
- The handset will be an entry-level mid-ranger that will rival devices from brands such as Samsung, Xiaomi, as well as Motorola.
The Nord CE 2 Lite is expected to have a punch-hole cut-out on the top-left corner, slim bezels, a plastic body, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. It will have a 6.59-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) LCD display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a 90Hz or higher refresh. It may be offered in two or three color options, including black.
The Nord CE 2 Lite will feature a triple camera setup on the rear comprising a 64MP primary camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The device will feature a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies.
The Nord CE 2 Lite will reportedly be powered by a Snapdragon 695 chipset and it should run on Android 12 with OxygenOS 12.1 on top. The device may come with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. Under the hood, a 4,500mAh or 5,000mAh battery is rumored with support for 33W fast-charging.
The official pricing and availability details of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite will be announced at the time of its launch in India in the coming weeks. However, looking at the purported specifications, the device may start at around Rs. 20,000.