We have already seen a great smartphone by OnePlus in the mid-2020 that is OnePlus Nord. Nord has set the sales on fire and has become the best mid-range smartphone with some premium features. Now that Nord has settled its market now, OnePlus is planning to launch a new lite version of Nord, OnePlus Nord SE, as per a report made by Android Central.
Like apple used to denote their budget smartphone version of flagship phones with SE version, I think OnePlus Nord SE is the Nord’s lite version with similar features and a lower budget. However, we have already seen OnePlus N10 and N100, which are super affordable smartphones. The main difference is Nord SE will be more similar to Nord, unlike OnePlus N10 or N100.
The company has offered some of the best affordable phones this year and watching the progress, we have now set more expectations for the year 2021. The brand will launch the flagship phone OnePlus 9, but who knows they come up with another fantastic smartphone. We are very much interested to see what is coming by OnePlus in 2021.
OnePlus Nord SE release date and price
Some leaks are going on in the market for OnePlus SE; the leak is about the SE version’s release date. We have heard that SE will launch in the first quarter of 2021, January to March. Also, the rumors are that the OnePlus 9 will launch alongside Nord SE. That is a little earlier for a flagship phone. The leaks are pretty broad but if they are planning something, then let’s see what happens.
So, what will be the price of OnePlus Nord SE? OnePlus Nord has a cost of $375 (RS.27,999), so the SE version will probably be lesser than that. We have Nord N10 for Europe, which is £329, which cost approximately $430. The phone is not launched in the US and India, so we do not know the exact price yet. While the Nord N100 costs £179 in the UK ($230). I think the price of SE will be more than that obviously.
OnePlus Nord Specifications
It’s a quick summary for Nord specifications-
- 6.44in Full HD+ 20:9 AMOLED 90Hz display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor
- 6/8/12GB RAM
- 64/128/256GB storage
- Front hole-punch cameras:
- 32MP wide sensor f/2.5 aperture
- 8MP ultra-wide sensor f/2.2 aperture
- Main cameras:
- 48MP wide sensor f/1.75 aperture, OIS, EIS
- 8MP ultra-wide sensor
- 5MP depth sensor w/ f/2.4 aperture
- 2MP macro sensor w/ f/2.4 aperture
- Dual-LED flash
- 5G support
- 4115mAh battery
- ‘Warp Charge 30T’ 30W fast charging
OnePlus Nord SE: Expected Specifications
The Nord is having some excellent specifications in the available price range. So we are expecting Nord SE will be a better/smaller version of Nord with similar features and has less cost. Other specifications we expect are
1. A smooth Display
OnePlus has the motto to never settle for lower, and the devices they make are absolutely up to the mark. So to keep the same feeling, the Nord SE should have a smoother 90Hz display.
2. A good Camera
When we are talking about the camera, there are lots of options available in the market. From a single lens to quad-cam setup, the competition is high, so to keep up with all other brands in the mid-lower price range, Nord SE should have a versatile camera setup. If we are getting a better camera in lower range smartphones, then OnePlus can easily crack the market and boost sales.
3. Powerful Processor
We’re assuming that Nord SE will use the rumored Snapdragon 775G processor. However, the Nord has a 765G processor. The new processor is expected to launch this December, so wait and see it.
4. Fast charging
One of the leaks about Nord SE we heard is the phone may be having 65W charging, which is excellent. If it is true, then we are getting a good phone overall.