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OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G official: 64MP triple camera, 65W charging, and more

By Roland Udvarlaki February 17, 2022, 9:20 am
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G official Source: OnePlus

OnePlus today announced the brand new OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G smartphone that will be released in India and Europe. The device improves on its predecessor and comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chip, a large, 6.43-inch display, a 64MP triple camera setup, and 65W fast wired charging.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Specifications

CategoryOnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Release Date17 February 2022
Dimensions6.31 x 2.88 x 0.30 inches (160.2 x 73.2 x 7.5 mm)
Weight6.1 oz (173 g)
Display6.43-inch, 20:9, 1080 x 2400 (409 ppi), 90Hz AMOLED
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 900
Memory6 GB / 8GB
Storage128GB / 256GB / MicroSD card slot
Expandable StorageType
Rear Camera 164 MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4 µm, 26mm
Rear Camera 28 MP wide angle, ƒ/2.2
Rear Camera 32 MP macro, ƒ/2.4
Front Camera 116 MP, ƒ/2.4, 1.0µm, Sony IMX 471
SecurityUnder-display fingerprint sensor
Connectivity5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
PortsUSB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery4,500 mAh, 65W Super VOOC fast wired charging
Water Resistance-
Operating SystemOxygen OS 11.3 based on Android 11
ColorsGray Mirror and Bahama Blue
Price€349, £299, INR 23,999 (~$407)

The new OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G has a 6.43-inch X display with 90Hz, and it has a hole-punch cutout for the 16 MP selfie camera. The device is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 chip, and it’s coupled with 6/8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The storage can also be expanded via a MicroSD card slot, and it also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and it’s worth noting that the 6GB memory model will only be available in India. Thanks to the Dual SIM slot inside, the phone can also have two SIM cards.

The Nord CE 2 has a 4,500 mAh battery, and it has dual 2,250 mAh cells inside that enable the superfast 65W Super VOOC fast charging from OPPO. OnePlus says that the Nord CE 2 can go from 0-100% in under 35 minutes, which is impressive for a device that costs less than half of premium, flagship devices.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G official launch. Source: OnePlus

The rear camera setup consists of three sensors, including a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro. The device comes bundled with a plethora of software features, including Nightscape, Dual-View video, portrait, and bokeh effects when taking photos and more. The Hasselblad collaboration doesn’t extend to the more affordable Nord series.

For the software side of things, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 comes with Oxygen OS 11.3, which is still based on Android 11. OnePlus stated that Oxygen OS 12.0, based on Android 12, will be available later in 2022, but it didn’t provide a timeline on when that may be. The device will also receive three years of security updates.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G will be available in 6/128GB in India only, while Europe will have the 8/128GB model. The device will come in Gray Mirror and Bahama Blue colors. India Open Sales will start on February 22, while Europe will get it slightly later. Pre-orders will start on on March 3 in Europe. It will be available from March 10. The Nord CE 2 will cost €349, £299, INR 23,999 (~$407).

What's in the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G's box?

  • OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
  • 65W SUPERVOOC power adapter
  • Cable (supports USB 2.0)
  • Phone case
  • Screen protector (pre-applied)
  • SIM tray ejector
  • Welcome letter
  • Brand sticker
  • Red Cable Club membership card
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety information and warranty card


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