After teasing on social media for a few weeks, OnePlus officially took the wraps off its new smartphone OnePlus Nord CE 5G and OnePlus TV U Series. The company launched a total of three products, including one accessory at its Summer Launch Event held online due to the ongoing pandemic.
The launch event started with Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO and Co-founder, briefing us about the impact of Covid-19, especially in India. He emphasized that nothing is more important than the safety of our loved ones.
OnePlus launched the OnePlus Nord last year in 2020 and it has been a successful and one of the best-selling smartphones on Amazon. And the new OnePlus Nord CE 5G aims to continue that legacy. So, let’s talk about the new OnePlus smartphone below:
OnePlus Nord CE 5G
The new OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display has all the features available on the original Nord i.e., ambient display, always-on feature, reading mode, and more.
OnePlus has made the Nord CE 5G a little lighter and thinner. Unlike the original OnePlus Nord, the new Nord CE 5G is only 170g and 7.9mm thickness. Many users and tech enthusiasts missed the 3.5mm headphone jack in the OnePlus Nord. The Chinese maker has brought it back with the OnePlus Nord CE 5G.
The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 750G processor and comes with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. One of the best things about OnePlus Nord CE 5G is that it comes with dual SIM slots, unlike its previous smartphones.
All that is backed up with a slightly larger 4,500mAh battery coupled with Warp Charge 30T Plus that takes the same time to charge the smartphone like the original Nord. So, you shall be able to juice up your smartphone from 0-70% in 30 minutes (OnePlus claim).
When it comes to optics, the smartphone sports a triple camera setup with a 64MP primary camera along with an 8MP ultra-wide (EIS), and 2MP monochrome lens. For your selfie needs, you have a 16MP camera at the front with EIS support. All other features remain the same, which means you all the sensors, NFC, etc. However, OnePlus has cut the alert slider button on the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, which is a bummer.
The smartphone comes in three colors: Charcoal ink, Blue void, and silver Ray. There are three variants of the smartphone:
- 6/128GB – Rs 22,999
- 8/128GB – Rs 24,999
- 12/256GB – Rs 27,999
You can pre-order OnePlus Nord CE 5G starting tomorrow from Amazon.in at 12 PM or directly from the OnePlus website.
All in all, OnePlus Nord CE 5G is essentially the same as the original OnePlus Nord with a few additions in the camera, design, headphone jack, slightly bigger battery. However, there are some cut downs as well in terms of processor and the alert slider button (for OnePlus lovers).
What do you think about the new OnePlus Nord CE 5G? Do let us know in the comments below.
Now, let’s talk about the OnePlus TV U1S:
OnePlus U TV Series
In the Virtual Summer Launch event, OnePlus has also unveiled its new OnePlus TV U Series in three sizes, viz. 50-inches, 55-inches, and 65-inches.
Talking about the design, the OnePlus U1S TV has a sleek body, completely made up of metal. It has very minimal bezels that should give you an immersive viewing experience. It comes with a plethora of useful and smart features like Kids mode, Speak Now (Google Assistant), OnePlus Connect 2.0, and more.
The new OnePlus TV features a 4K UHD resolution with HDR10 for vivid and true-to-life colors. With the MEMC feature, you will get a smoother viewing experience. The Super resolution will make the video clear even if it is of poor quality.
The OnePlus U1S TV has a data saver feature that restricts the background apps in the TV using unnecessary data and will send you data reminders. With OnePlus Connect 2.0, five people can connect and control the media on the TV simultaneously.
For sound, the OnePlus U1S TV 65-inch comes with 30W speakers, which are equipped with premium magnets. Also, the sound has been co-tuned by Dynaudio, which decreases the distortion level in the TV even at a higher volume. It also has a Dolby Audio feature for surround sound effects.
The new OnePlus TV U Series will be available to purchase starting tonight on Amazon and Flipkart. If you’re a Red Cable Club member, you can also avail of the benefit.
- 50-inch – Rs 39,999
- 55-inch – Rs 47,999
- 65-inch – Rs 62,999
OnePlus TV Camera
The Chinese giant also unveiled a OnePlus TV camera that will be sold separately for Rs 2,499. It is a Full HD resolution camera that allows you to take Google Duo calls. It attaches to the OnePlus TV via a USC cable and includes dual in-built mics for better sound reception. There is a built-in privacy shutter in the camera for all your privacy-related concerns.
So, this sums up the OnePlus Summer Launch event. Which product are you looking to buy or suggest to your friends and family? Do let us know in the comments below.
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