OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G and Buds 2r: Pricing announced for new India-exclusive devices
OnePlus has now formally introduced the CE 3 as the budget version of its flagship Nord 3 counterpart, which effectively means it is a 6.7-inch FHD+ display version of the latter, even down to the new 50+8+2MP camera array.
The Nord CE 2 successor also benefits from more of the 3's main selling points, even down to the increasingly rare in-built IR blaster. It even retains a microSD card slot, which the Nord 3 does not - however, it is only now apparent that both new smartphones have dropped the series' once-prized headphone jack.
The CE 3 has also been revealed to come in a Gray Shimmer hue as well as the Aqua Surge color option hyped earlier. Either SKU starts at INR 26,999 (~US$328) with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of fixed storage, rising to INR 28,999 (~US$352) for the only other 12/256GB configuration.
However, OnePlus has yet to start selling its latest Nord CE variant. Nevertheless, the new Nord Buds 2R - 12.4mm driver versions of their Buds 2 flagship counterparts without ANC but with new colorways and an estimated battery life of up to 38 hours - have been released at a price of just INR 2,199 (~US$27) via oneplus.in or amazon.in.