The OnePlus Nord 3 has been a subject of speculation for quite some time. Although initially anticipated to be released last year, OnePlus instead introduced a different variant, the OnePlus Nord 2. However, it appears that the highly anticipated OnePlus Nord 3 will soon make its debut, despite the absence of an official launch date.
Today, a significant leak has emerged, providing detailed information and images of this upcoming mid-range smartphone. The leaked photos showcase the phone itself, the accompanying retail box, “Nord” branded cards, and the charger, leaving little to the imagination.
Specifications of the OnePlus Nord 3
Based on the rumors circulating, the OnePlus Nord 3 is believed to be a rebranded version of the Ace series smartphone. Initially, when OnePlus renamed the OnePlus Ace 2 to OnePlus 11R, this possibility was discarded. However, OnePlus subsequently unveiled an intriguing device called the OnePlus Ace 2V, which features the Dimensity 9000 CPU instead of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. With the launch of the OnePlus Ace 2V, this question was resolved.
The latest leak now confirms the similarities between the OnePlus Nord 3 and the OnePlus Ace 2V. However, the Nord 3 still maintains its unique “Nord” branding and incorporates some slightly different specifications.
The leaked images showcase the alleged OnePlus Nord 3 alongside its retail box, revealing similarities with the OnePlus Ace 2 in terms of the front and back designs.
The black box features the words “OnePlus Nord 3 5G” and includes blue cards featuring the “Nord” branding. Additionally, the leaked specifications suggest that the package will include an 80W fast charging brick.
In terms of camera specifications, the OnePlus Nord 3 is reported to feature a 50 MP camera instead of the 64 MP camera found in the Ace 2V. However, other specifications such as the chipset with up to 16 GB of RAM and the 5000 mAh battery remain similar between the two devices.
The OnePlus Nord 3 is also expected to sport a 6.74-inch OLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2,772 x 1,240 pixels.
The leaked images also confirm the return of the Alert Slider, a distinctive feature of the Nord series, as well as the inclusion of an IR sensor. The presence of an IR Blaster, a new addition to OnePlus devices, suggests a competitive move against brands like Redmi and POCO, which offer this feature to their users. The OnePlus Nord 3 is anticipated to run OxygenOS 13, based on Android 13.
While the exact launch date of the OnePlus Nord 3 remains unknown, the abundance of leaks suggests that the official announcement will be made in the near future.