OnePlus is launching three new products in India during its “More Power to You” launch event. These include two smartphones and a pair of affordable TWS earbuds. The phones are the OnePlus 10R 5G and the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite, while the earbuds are the OnePlus Nord Buds. The event kicks off at 7pm IST today, so there’s a little over an hour to go. You can check it out live when it begins with the embedded link below.
The OnePlus 10R will also be the first number-series phone to come with a MediaTek Dimensity processor. This will be the Dimensity 8100 Max chipset. While all of the specifications are not yet known about the phone officially, still images by the brand reveal a completely new look on the back panel of the phone and a unique-looking camera module.Other confirmed features include a 120 Hz display with Adaptive Frame Rate, a HyperBoost gaming engine and 150W SuperVOOC fast charging. A triple camera setup can also be seen on the back.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite, as the name suggests is expected to be an affordable version of the OnePlus Nord CE 2. Expected specifications include a 5000mAh battery, 64MP main camera and SuperVOOC fast charging. While not yet confirmed, leaks have suggested that the phone may feature a Snapdragon 695 chip.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite’s price will be closely watched. It is expected to run the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, that we’ve seen on other devices such as the Redmi Note 11 Pro+, Realme 9 Pro, vivo T1 5G, etc. These phones are all in the range of Rs 16,000 to Rs 23,000. Just how OnePlus prices this device will be closely watched.
Last year’s OnePlus 9R launched at Rs 39,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant and Rs 43,999 for the 12GB/256GB variant. So what do you think will be the price for this year’s OnePlus 10R? It is expected to come with a MediaTek processor, but gets 150W fast charging. The display is 120 Hz, which same as last year’s OnePlus 9R. We will have to wait and see how OnePlus decides to price phone.
Leaks shared by trusty tipster Yogesh Brar reveal some key specifications of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite ahead of launch. Check it out below.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite
•6.58″ FHD+ LCD, 120Hz
•Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
•Rear Cam- 64MP + 2MP mono + 2MP macro
•Front Cam- 16MP
•5,000mAh Battery, 33W Charging
No Alert slider
(This is how it will look ~) pic.twitter.com/XwvJlXq0mO
Both the smartphones set to launch today, the OnePlus 10R and the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite, are expected to skip on a signature OnePlus feature – the Alert Slider. Leaks have suggested that an Alert Slider will be missssing on both phones.
The Alert Slider not being on the affordable Nord CE 2 Lite is expected given that the higher-priced Nord CE series doesn’t feature it either. However, the OnePlus 10R will be the first number-series phone by the brand to miss the signature three-way Alert Slider that lets users quickly switch between ring, vibrate only and silent profiles without unlocking the phone or even touching the screen.
While OnePlus hasn’t revealed much about the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite yet, rumours of a new OnePlus phone undercutting the Rs 20,000 price tag have been floating around for months now.
Given that the Nord 2 CE Lite is an affrdable version of a phone (Nord CE 2) which was already an affordable version of another phone (Nord 2 5G), it seems to be the likely contender for this new lower-midrange price.
The OnePlus 10R is not the only rebranded product expected to launch today. The Nord Buds are also expected to be the OnePlus Buds N that launched in China last week. The Buds N come with 12.4mm drivers, Bluetooth v5.2, 41mAh battery in the buds, 480mAh battery in the case and fast charging support.
The OnePlus 10R that is set to launch today is expected to be a rebranded OnePlus Ace, which is the company’s latest launch in China. Specifications of the two phones sseem to be similar and so does the design.
Check out our full coverage of the OnePlus Ace launch to know what to expect from the OnePlus 10R 5G.
The devices set to launch today include the OnePlus 10R, the company’s first number-series phone powered by a MediaTek processor, the Nord CE 2 Lite, expected to be the brand’s most affordable phone in recent years, and the Nord Buds, a pair of affordable TWS earbuds.