OnePlus Nord 3 launch was supposed to happen last year. There was no direct successor to Nord 2. However, OnePlus did launch some incremental upgrades such as the Nord 2T. Finally, OnePlus is ready to launch the direct successor to the OnePlus Nord 2. Or are they? Because, essentially, the Nord 3 is already out.
This is because the Nord 3 will be a rebranded version of the already-launched Ace 2V. The device has received TUV Rheinland, China Quality Certification Center (CQC), IMDA Singapore, and Indian BIS certifications. The device has some significant upgrades over its predecessor.
OnePlus Nord 3 Design
The device has a similar design to the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite. However, the materials are more premium. Glass has been used on the back and bezels on the front are very minimal. Lastly, another great news is that the Nord 3 will also have the iconic alert slider.
OnePlus Nord 3 Specifications
The device will have a 6.7″ OLED display with a 1.5k resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the device will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. It is a 4nm chipset and a big improvement over the last iteration. Furthermore, the charging speeds supported by the device will be 80W. You will also get a charger out of the box. It will have a 5000 mAh cell. The device will weigh 192 grams and will measure 8.15mm thick. There will be an X-axis motor for tight vibrations. Lastly, it will also have integrated NFC, WiFi 6, and BT 5.3.
Moving on to the camera system, one downgrade is that there will be no optical image stabilization. The main lens will be a 50MP lens which will be accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor. There will also be a 2MP macro lens as well. In addition, the front camera will be a 16MP shooter.
OnePlus Nord 3 Launch Date
The expected launch timeline is stated to be Mid-June or the start of July. It is in line with previous Nord flagship launch dates.
Thoughts on OnePlus Nord 3
The device is a decent one in terms of performance, design, and display. The one thing that may not be up to the mark could be the cameras. As there is no optical image stabilization as well. However, this is only speculation for now. Let us wait for the real-life results.