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This time, OnePlus attempts to improve on the phone’s value proposition by making the Nord even cheaper, while retaining the phone’s main features. Aptly named the OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Core Edition), the phone is priced from RM1,399, a whole RM400 cheaper than the original version.
The design of the phone Nord CE 5G hasn’t changed bar the single selfie lens that replaces the regular Nord’s double lens module. The phone comes in two flavours – Blue Void, and Charcoal Ink.
For the display, you now get a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED panel that still boasts a 90Hz refresh rate. There’s still support for HDR10+ for more vivid colours too.
For imaging, you get a beefier 64MP main lens as opposed to the 48MP camera on the original Nord. However, you get one les lens now in this triple-camera module – accompanying the main shooter is an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, you a single 16MP camera.
Specs and battery
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset which is a slight downgrade of the original Nord’s Snapdragon 765G. In terms of memory and storage, there are two variants available – 8GB+128GB, and 12GB+256GB.
Powering the device is a 4,500mAh battery along with 30W of fast charging. OnePlus claims that you can power the phone from 0% to 70% in just half an hour.
Price and availability
The 8GB+128GB model is priced at RM1,399 while the 12GB+256GB model will go for RM1,799 – pre-sales will take place on OnePlus’ Shopee store starting this 21 June, midnight until 25 June, 11:59pm.
The first 100 customers to buy the 8GB+128GB model will get RM30 off for the first 100 customers, and a Nord Cap worth RM99. Meanwhile, if you buy the 12GB+256GB model, you can purchase the phone at just RM1,599 on top of RM50 off for the first 100 customers.
The first sale will take place this 26 June, also on Shopee; all purchases will snag you a Nord Cap, while the 12GB+256GB model will get the same RM1,599 price tag. Offline sales will happen at authorised stores on the same day, but only the 8GB+128GB variant is available.