It has always worked very well for OnePlus to dress mid-range on its phones. This is how it started with its popular smartphones, until OnePlus arrived to compete with high ranges, such as the latest OnePlus 10 Pro (coming soon). Later, the mid-range was reserved for another reference within the company: OnePlus Nord.
Now, with the official launch of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 , we once again have a phone in our hands that, being a mid-range price, looks like a premium device with elements such as the firm’s fastest charging, powerful chips and smart cameras. . The OnePlus Nord CE 2 also boasts OnePlus-exclusive features such as a 90Hz AMOLED display, OxygenOS 11, and 5G support, along with other popular features from the original OnePlus Nord CE, such as an attractive slim design and headphone jack.
“The OnePlus Nord CE 2 enhances the essential features that users in our community value most, at an affordable price,” said Pete Lau, Founder of OnePlus . “With 65W SUPERVOOC fast charging, a more powerful chipset, and an improved camera system, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is an excellent device that maintains OnePlus’ high standard of quality.”
OnePlus Nord CE 2: fast and smooth
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 features the 65W SUPERVOOC fast charging feature that provides the device’s 4500mAh dual-cell battery with up to a day’s worth of power in just 15 minutes, twice as fast as the original OnePlus Nord CE, and it can charge the device from 1% to 100% in 32 minutes. SUPERVOOC 65W charging is a complete low-voltage charging solution with 8 built-in temperature sensors and an independent charging IC to ensure real-time monitoring of temperatures inside the device when charging for added safety and efficiency. This OnePlus Nord CE 2 charging complies with internationally recognized safety and quality standards. The device is TÜV Rheinland certified for fast and safe charging,
Like all OnePlus devices, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 includes intelligent software that reduces the time the battery spends at 100% overnight to improve battery life and health. Included in the OnePlus Nord CE 2 box are the 65W SUPERVOOC charger and the brand’s signature red USB-C cable.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 octa-core chipset, featuring a 6nm architecture along with support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6 network speeds. The MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor design has been optimized for improve its energy efficiency which allows for better thermal control, system stability and extended gaming sessions.
90 Hz screen to move freely in applications and content
On the front of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is a 6.43-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate that makes everything from scrolling through social media to gaming smoother, faster and more responsive. Additionally, the OnePlus Nord CE 2’s display is HDR10+ certified, allowing you to enjoy richer, deeper colors on supported platforms such as Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 features a triple rear camera made up of a 64 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2 MP macro lens. The 64 MP main camera captures images with high levels of detail and striking colours, even in low-light environments thanks to its large f/1.7 aperture. The OnePlus Nord CE 2’s camera hardware is also paired with powerful AI software like Nightscape and an enhanced portrait mode that enables sharp, shareable images to be captured at the touch of a button.
Nightscape is compatible with the OnePlus Nord CE 2 and is perfect for capturing photos in low light. In an instant, it takes up to nine different images with various exposures and intelligently interlaces them to produce clearer, brighter and more dramatic photos.
Portrait mode has been enhanced with more accurate edge detection and the ability to adjust the level of depth of field produced by the software when capturing a subject for greater creative control. Portrait mode is supported by both the OnePlus Nord CE 2’s 64 MP rear camera and 16 MP selfie camera.
Video capture is taken even further with AI-enhanced backlighting and color optimization that improves video quality when shooting in low light, particularly in uneven lighting environments. This feature takes advantage of dedicated video capture algorithms that ensure more consistent exposure across images. Additionally, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 enables recording with its front and rear cameras simultaneously with Dual-View Video , opening up a range of new creative opportunities.
Sleek and slim design
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 comes in Gray Mirror and Bahama Blue color combinations – the former has a strikingly nuanced mirror-like finish that looks like luxurious brushed metal, while the latter is smooth with a gradient finish that provides fascinating blue and yellow color transitions.
At just 7.8mm thin, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 is even slimmer than the original OnePlus Nord CE, making it OnePlus’ slimmest smart device since the OnePlus 6T.
The 3.5mm headphone jack returns to the OnePlus Nord CE 2, allowing you to plug in wired headphones and start listening to your favorite songs right out of the box. Additionally, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 has 2 SIM card slots and a microSD card slot that allows you to expand the storage of the device up to 1TB.
2 years of Android updates
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 comes with the most optimized version of OxygenOS 11, with a complete improved dark mode, new one-handed functions and many more features. 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.