Updated | Leaked OnePlus Nord 3 official images appear online ahead of release
Roland Quandt and WinFuture have shared official images of the Nord 3, a follow-up to last year's Nord 2T. In short, it appears that the Nord 3 is the global version of the Ace 2V, a mid-range option that OnePlus sells in China. Seemingly, OnePlus has not made any physical changes to the Ace 2V, with the company's regular black and green colourways returning.
Likewise, the Nord 3 is said to feature a 6.74-inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 2,772 x 1,240-pixel resolution. Presumably, the large display sits within a 162 x 75 x 8 mm chassis and is supported by a 5,000 mAh battery. Quandt adds that the latter supports 80 W wired charging, matching the capabilities of the Nord 2T. Additionally, OnePlus will maintain the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset from the Ace 2V, which it will pair with up to 16 GB of RAM.
Moreover, the Nord 3 is expected to offer 8 MP ultra-wide-angle and 2 MP macro cameras. Conversely, Quandt claims that OnePlus has swapped the 64 MP primary camera in the Ace 2V for a 50 MP sensor, matching the Nord 2T. Also, the leaker states that the Nord 3 will start with 8 GB of RAM and 128 of storage; the Ace 2V is configurable with a minimum of 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. There will be no 512 GB of storage option, either. Instead, the Nord 3 will peak at 256 GB of non-expandable storage. Pricing and availability has not surfaced yet, although OnePlus still remains barred from selling devices in Germany.
Roland Quandt has since shared rumoured pricing. In a subsequent tweet, the leaker asserts that the Nord 3 will start at €449 in the Eurozone with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage where OnePlus still sells smartphones. By contrast, OnePlus is alleged to have priced the Nord 3's 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage variant at €549. A release date remains unknown still, though.