OnePlus may also want to retain the alert slider on the Nord 3. The slider helps users seamlessly toggle between loud and silent audio modes. OnePlus removed the slider on some of its phone's budget phones, such as Nord CE 2 Lite and Nord CE 2 Lite. However, the Nord 2T includes the slider and we can expect the same on Nord 3.
OnePlus is expected to launch a new smartphone from its Nord series. Rumours suggest it’s going to be the OnePlus Nord 3, and a new leak gives us an idea on what to expect. The smartphone has already been spotted on BIS, NBTC and TDRA certification websites confirming that the launch is drawing near but OnePlus is yet to officially announce the same.
Coming to the latest leak, this one not only reveals the key specifications of the OnePlus Nord 3 but its India pricing as well. According to tipster Yogesh Brar, OnePlus has begun testing the device in India and in global markets. The launch timeline for the OnePlus Nord 3 is said to take place six to eight weeks from now, Brar added.
- OnePlus Nord 3 5G
- MediaTek Dimensity 9000 MT6983 | 8 GBProcessor
- 6.7 inches (17.02 cm) Display
- 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
- 16 MPSelfie camera
- 5000 mAhBattery
OnePlus Nord 3 specifications
According to the leak, the OnePlus Nord 3 will feature a 6.7-inch 1.5K AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is said to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset. It will house three rear cameras comprising of a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP secondary sensor and a 2MP sensor. For selfies, there will be a 16MP front camera. The specs match exactly with those of the OnePlus Ace 2V, which launched in China last month, further adding fuel to speculations that the Nord 3 is indeed a rebrand.
The OnePlus Nord 3 is also expected to pack a 5,000mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. As for the rest of the details, past leaks suggest up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage for the OnePlus Nord 3. It is also expected to run Android 13-based OxygenOS 13 out-of-the-box. If we compare the rumoured specifications with the OnePlus Nord 2T, the OnePlus Nord 3 would be a notable upgrade.
Apart from the pricing, the tweet indicates that the OnePlus Nord 3 would feature a 6.7-inch 1.5K AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it may include MediaTek's Dimensity 9000 SoC and a 5,000mAh battery. The battery may support 80W fast charging, which might give OnePlus an edge over rivals in terms of charging speed. However, Xiaomi also offers 120W fast charging with its Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G, which costs Rs 25,999 in India right now.
The tweet does not specify anything about the design, though OnePlus has been quite experimental with its Nord series. Recently, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G was launched with new Lime colour options, which is the new OnePlus portfolio. Generally, Nord phones are popular for a teal blue finish that the new CE 3 Lite did not receive.
Previous sightings of the OnePlus Nord 3 on certification websites also confirm that the phone will come with 5G support. However, its availability could differ depending on the market.