OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite to Debut in the US as OnePlus Nord N30

A couple of days ago, OnePlus has expanded its smartphone lineup with the recent launch of the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite in India and Europe, which boasts 5G capabilities and is equipped with a Snapdragon 695 chipset, 67W fast charging and a high-resolution 108MP primary camera. Although the device was initially exclusive to the Indian and Europeran markets, a recent leak has provided insight into its potential release in the United States.

For those in the US who find the aforementioned features compelling, there’s some interesting news that has been uncovered by a user on the OnePlus forums. It appears that the company is preparing to introduce the Nord CE 3 Lite in the US, but with a new name – the OnePlus Nord N30.

This would position the Nord N30 as the successor to last year’s Nord N20, which was released in April. Therefore, it seems likely that the Nord N30 will be a mid-range 5G device with a Snapdragon 695 chipset and a 108MP primary camera, just like the Nord CE 3 Lite.

Compared to its predecessor, the Nord CE 3 Lite boasts a larger screen with a higher 120Hz refresh rate, although it’s an LCD display instead of AMOLED. The camera has also received a significant upgrade, with a 108MP sensor replacing the previous 64MP one. The fingerprint sensor has been relocated from under the display to the side, and integrated into the power button. Beyond these changes, the two models share many similarities.

The recent leak regarding the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite’s US launch was discovered through a clever use of software build feature files found in an archive. The files contained important information such as the device’s project ID and intended market, giving clues about the upcoming release. This method of gathering information is a testament to the resourcefulness of tech enthusiasts in uncovering upcoming product releases.

The files confirm that it is the same device under two different names. It is also reported that the smartphone will be available not only from OnePlus itself but also from T-Mobile, and the FCC ID for the Nord N30 is hidden in the software, adding further confirmation.

The forum discussion also notes the presence of an FCC ID, specifically 2ABZ2-AA534, which is believed to be associated with the upcoming Nord N30. It is worth noting that the FCC listing is not currently available, so it is difficult to say anything definitive at this time.

The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is equipped with a 6.72-inch LCD panel that refreshes at 120Hz, powered by a Snapdragon 695 SoC, and features 8GB RAM and 128GB storage in Europe, with a 256GB storage option available in India. It boasts a 108MP primary rear camera accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro sensor, as well as a 16MP selfie camera. The phone is fueled by a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging.

Indeed, the exact release date and pricing details for the OnePlus Nord N30 in the US market are yet to be confirmed. As a point of reference, the Nord CE 3 Lite was launched in the UK at a price point of £299 (~$371). As soon as there is official information available, we will update you on the details. It is always a good idea to wait for official announcements and confirmations before making any purchasing decisions based on leaks and rumors..

Source: OnePlus Forums

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