OnePlus has just announced the new OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G, this is a slim (7.8mm) phone with a decent 64-megapixel triple camera array, 6.43-inch AMOLED 90Hz display with HDR10+, a 4,500mAh battery with 65W wired-charging (getting to 100% from empty in 32 minutes), and MediaTek’s 6nm Dimensity 900 platform.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G connectivity, will also Wi-Fi 6 support, also the phone comes with not only two SIM slots but the third one for a microSDXC memory card to boost up the integrated 128GB of storage.
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The OnePlus Nord CE 2 features flagship 65W SUPERVOOC fast charging that provides the phone’s 4,500 mAh dual-cell battery with up to a day’s power in just 15 minutes twice as fast as the original OnePlus Nord CE and can take the device from 1-100% in 32 minutes. 65W SUPERVOOC is a low voltage charge solution complete with 8 onboard temperature sensors and an independent charging integrated circuit to ensure real-time monitoring of thermals within the phone when charging for additional safety and efficiency. The OnePlus Nord CE 2’s 65W SUPERVOOC charging meets internationally recognized standards for safety and quality. The device is TÜV Rheinland certified for safe fast charging, meaning it has gone through rigorous testing to ensure the device delivers a charging experience that meets OnePlus’ high standards.
Like all OnePlus devices, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 comes with intelligent software that reduces the time its battery spends at 100% when charging overnight to improve battery health and longevity. A 65W SUPERVOOC charging brick and a signature red USB-C cable are included in the OnePlus Nord CE 2’s box.
Powering the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is the MediaTek Dimensity 900 octa-core chipset, complete with a 6 nm architecture along with support for 5G network speeds and Wi-Fi 6. The design of the MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor has been optimized for power efficiency that allows for improved thermal control, system stability, and prolonged gaming sessions.
On the front of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is a 6.43-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate that makes everything from scrolling through social media feeds to gaming feel smoother, faster, and more responsive. Furthermore, the OnePlus Nord CE 2’s display is HDR10+ certified, allowing you to enjoy richer, deeper colours across supported platforms like Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 boasts a rear 64 MP triple camera comprised of a 64 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2 MP macro lens. The 64 MP main camera captures images with high levels of detail and punchy colour, even in low-light environments thanks to its large f/1.7 aperture. The OnePlus Nord CE 2’s camera hardware also combines with powerful AI software like Nightscape and an improved Portrait Mode that lets you capture sharp, sharable shots with the tap of a button.
Nightscape is supported on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 and is perfect for capturing photos in low light. In an instant, Nightscape takes up to nine different pictures at varying exposures and intelligently weaves them together to produce clearer, brighter, and more dramatic photos.
Portrait Mode is improved on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 with more accurate edge detection and the ability to adjust the level of software-produced depth of field when capturing a subject for greater creative control. Portrait Mode is supported on both the OnePlus Nord CE 2’s 64 MP rear camera and its 16 MP selfie camera.
Video capture on the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is taken even further with improved AI background lighting and colour optimization that improves video quality when filming in low light, particularly in unevenly lit environments. This feature leverages dedicated video capturing algorithms that ensure exposure is more consistent in the footage. In addition, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 allows you to record with both its front and rear cameras simultaneously with Dual-View Video, opening up a range of new creative opportunities when filming.
Beautiful, Slim Design
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 comes in Gray Mirror and Bahama Blue colorways – the former has a mirror-like finish with flashy overtones that looks like luxurious polished metal while the latter is smooth with a gradient finish that provides mesmerizing colour transitions of blue and yellow.
Coming in at just 7.8 mm thick the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is even slimmer than the original OnePlus Nord CE and is OnePlus’ slimmest smartphone since the OnePlus 6T.
The 3.5 mm headphone jack returns on the OnePlus Nord CE 2, allowing you to plug in your wired headphones and immediately begin listening to your favourite tracks. Moreover, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 has 2 SIM card slots and a microSD card slot that allows you to expand the device’s storage up to 1 TB.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 comes pre-installed with the most optimized version of OxygenOS 11, complete with an improved dark mode, new one-handed usage features, and more. OxygenOS 12 will be available for the device in the second half of 2022. In total, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 will receive 2 years of Android version updates and 3 years of Android security patches.
Yes, there is even a headphone jack for die-hard audio fans out there. The phone will be available with 8+128GB and in a choice of two colours; Gray Mirror and Bahama Blue (blue and yellow a gradient finish).