OnePlus Nord 3 India Testing Reportedly Begins; Price, Specifications and Launch Timeline Leaked

  1. OnePlus Nord 3 is reportedly being tested internally in India.
  2. The phone might be a rebranded OnePlus Ace 2V from China.
  3. It features a Dimensity 9000 SoC.


OnePlus recently launched a new Nord series phone. The company launched the Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, which, at least as of now, sits at the bottom of the Nord lineup in India. OnePlus might soon add another phone under the Nord series. According to a new leak, the OnePlus Nord 3 might debut soon in India. The company has not confirmed any details officially. However, based on the latest update from the rumour mill, the Nord 3 launch event will be hosted within a couple of months.

Tipster Yogesh Brar has revealed some key details about the upcoming OnePlus Nord series smartphone. Let’s take a look at the OnePlus Nord 3 specifications, features and other details leaked so far.

OnePlus Nord 3 India Launch Seems Imminent 

The OnePlus Nord 3 5G is likely the flagship product in the company’s Nord lineup in India. It is said to launch in the next six to eight weeks. Brar, who revealed the details, further added that the company has begun testing the Nord 3 in India and global markets. The tipster did not reveal any specific date but claimed that the Nord 3 launch event will be hosted in the next six to eight weeks. This means that the Nord 3 might debut in May or June 2023.

The company has officially not revealed any details about the same. Brar further added that the Nord 3 will be priced between Rs 30,000 and Rs 40,000 in India. The Nord 2T 5G, which is currently the most premium offering in the series, has a starting price of Rs 28,999 for the base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 12GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 33,999. Considering how prices of most phones have increased over the past year, it would not be a surprise if the Nord 3 is priced higher than the outgoing model.

The tipster also revealed some key specifications of the Nord 3 5G. The phone seems like a rebranded version of the OnePlus Ace 2V, which was launched earlier this year in China. The handset features a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC under the hood, which is one of the most powerful SoCs out there.

The device will also pack a 5000mAh battery under the hood. The company will offer support for 80W fast charging out of the box. The phone is also said to feature a triple-camera setup on the back. There will be a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro sensor. If the phone is indeed a rebadged Ace 2V, it might not offer support for optical image stabilisation (OIS). For selfies, the Nord 3 5G is said to feature a 16MP front camera sensor.

Brar did not reveal the RAM and storage options but we can expect the phone to launch in India with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. We can also expect the phone to run Android 13 out of the box and have OxygenOS 13.1 on top.