While we are all waiting for the arrival of the Nord 3 in the Philippines on July 14, OnePlus did announce a toned-down version in India with the Nord CE3. Positioning itself between the CE3 Lite 5G and Nord 3, the Nord CE3 is powered by a Snapdragon 782G processor, which is based on the 778G+ but has a higher-clocked Prime core at 2.7Ghz. It can be configured with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage.
The Nord CE3 has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120hz refresh rate and a punch-hole for a 16-megapixel selfie shooter and shares the same triple rear camera setup as the more expensive Nord 3: 50-megapixel IMX890 main camera (without OIS), 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and 2-megapixel macro camera. Like its more expensive sibling, the Nord CE3 has a 5000mAh battery that supports 80w SuperVOOC charging, along with OxygenOS 13.1 out of the box.
Given that the Nord 3 is coming to the Philippines, we don’t know of OnePlus plans to bring the Nord CE3 to our shores as well. As for pricing, the 8GB/128GB variant is priced at Rs 26,999 or around Php 19k when converted, while the 12GB/256GB version is priced at Rs 28,999 or around Php 20k.