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  • OnePlus has launched the OnePlus Nord 3 in India, bringing a premium-tier Dimensity 9000 chip and other key specs to its premium mid-range offering.
  • The phone also features a 120Hz AMOLED display, a 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor, and 80W fast charging. Sales begin on July 15 in India, starting at Rs. 33,999 (~$414) for the 8GB + 128GB variant.
  • OnePlus has also announced the Nord CE 3 with Snapdragon 782G, which goes on sale in August.

OnePlus began its life with flagship killers, moving on to proper flagships and then expanding into the mid-range and premium mid-range segments with the Nord series. The Nord series turned out to be a runaway success at launch, and it became clear that consumers were looking for budget-friendly OnePlus smartphones. OnePlus is now launching the OnePlus Nord 3 and the OnePlus Nord CE 3 in India, hoping to capitalize on its goodwill in the mid-range segment.

OnePlus Nord 3 specifications

The OnePlus Nord 3 succeeds the OnePlus Nord 2T, building up on the familiar midrange spec sheet. There’s a new design now, with a flat mid-frame that chamfers into the flat back. The camera module is now integrated into the body instead of being a distinct design entity. On the front, we have thinner bezels and a centered camera module. On the side, we have an alert slider, while the top has an IR blaster. The phone is also IP54 rated for dust and water resistance.