OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite Launch Roundup: Expected Price In India, How To Watch Launch Event, Specifications and More

OnePlus will be launching its new Nord CE Lite in April and here's what we know about this phone.


OnePlus is all set to launch the new affordable Nord CE Lite smartphone in the market early this month and the company would be hoping that it continues to generate interest from buyers. The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite promises a lot of interesting features, a new take on the company’s most-affordable product and how it targets buyers in a competitive price segment.

The launch of 5G has resulted in pricier phones launching in the market, and the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite will have to manage those expectations and deliver a compelling product. Here are all the launch details of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite and a round up of the event, and its expected specifications. 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite Launch Date, Event Time, Where To Watch Online 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite launch is on Tuesday, April 4 and you can watch the live stream of the event at 7:00 PM IST. OnePlus will be hosting the live event coverage via its YouTube page where you can get all the launch updates from the company. 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite Expected Price in India 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is expected to be priced around EUR 329 which comes to Rs 29,200 approx in India currency. But as we have seen previously, OnePlus is likely to command a lower price tag for the Nord CE 3 Lite in the Indian market, and leaked reports hint at a starting price of Rs 24,000 for the device. 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite Expected Sale Date in India 

The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is expected to be available via Amazon in India, and gradually make its way to the offline stores. The launch of the phone is on April 4 and it is possible that OnePlus could have the phone on sale from the launch date itself. 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite Expected Specifications and Features 

Bigger Display 

Going by the confirmed specifications of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite, the company is increasing the screen size of the new version. The Nord CE 2 Lite came with a 6.59-inch 120Hz IPS display, this year’s Nord CE Lite model will carry a 6.72-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate screen. Since the teaser doesn’t say AMOLED, it is likely that OnePlus will continue to offer an IPS panel but with a higher refresh rate. The change in dimensions should not have any effect on the overall grip of the phone. 

Virtual RAM Expansion 

OnePlus is bringing the virtual RAM expansion feature to the Nord CE 3 Lite and the company has confirmed this addition via its teasers. Virtual RAM works by using some GBs from the internal storage to give you virtual memory for improved performance. OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite will offer 8GB of expandable virtual RAM. 

New 108MP Main Camera 

OnePlus is also upgrading the main camera on the Nord CE 3 Lite to a 108MP sensor. The previous model came with a 64MP sensor, but OnePlus now wants to improve the imaging quality, which it claims will offer clearer and more colourful photos. In addition to this, OnePlus is also bringing 3x lossless zoom to the main camera. 

Charging Boost For Daily Use 

The other segment where the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite sees improvement is the charging speed that the built-in battery supports. The company has confirmed that the battery on the Nord CE 3 Lite will let you charge at 67W speed, which is more than double the 33W that you got with the Nord CE 2 Lite last year. OnePlus claims with the new speed, you can easily get a full day’s battery in 30 minutes. 

Other Specifications and Features 

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is going to be powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset like its predecessor. The company is bringing the phone in two colours; grey and pastel lime. With the possible IPS panel, we expect the phone to sport a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It should come with the OxygenOS 13.1 version out of the box.

The screen is expected to support full HD+ resolution. On the imaging front, the 108MP sensor could be paired with a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. And you could have a 16MP shooter for selfies. And yes, the Nord phone will let you expand storage, but most likely using a shared SIM card slot.