OnePlus released its Nord 2 5G, a direct sequel to its first Nord phone, a little more than a year ago, and it has now repackaged the Nord 2 core specs into a new device. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, where the CE stands for Core Edition, is a scaled-down version of the Nord 2 5G dressed in new garb.
It keeps the Nord 2’s 90Hz 6.43-inch AMOLED display and 4,500 mAh battery with 65W SuperVOOC fast charging, but it replaces the chipset with a Dimensity 900 5G chipset and changes the cameras.
The Nord CE 2 5G is slightly slimmer at 7.8 mm, but it includes a microSD slot and a headphone jack, which were missing on the Nord 2. On the back, a redesigned camera island houses a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide snapper, and a 2MP macro camera. Here, the selfie camera is 16MP rather than the 32MP found on the Nord 2.
The MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset is accompanied by 6GB or 8GB RAM, and the onboard storage is limited to 128GB, though it can be expanded via the microSD slot. Android 11 is the operating system, with OxygenOS 11.3 on top.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is available in Gray Mirror and Bahama Blue. The entry-level 6/128GB trim costs INR 23,999/€349/£299. Open sales begin on February 22 in India and on March 10 in Europe.