According to 91Mobile, Steve Hemmerstoffer, who goes by the online name OnLeaks, shared high-resolution renderings of OnePlus CE 3. The renderings are reportedly from a OnePlus prototype that may be closer to the final retail version.
One of the major design changes in OnePlus Nord CE 3 is that the curved edges are now flat, which makes the phone look a lot like OnePlus X. There’s a front-facing camera with a center punch at the top of the screen, and though the bezels are narrow on the sides, the chin section is a bit thick. On the left is a volume button, and on the right is a power button with a fingerprint sensor.
There are two large camera rings on the back, but the upper ring houses the main camera and the lower ring houses two cameras. Next to the camera island is an LED flash with the OnePlus logo in the middle. The top has a microphone, while the bottom edge has a speaker grille, a USB Type-C port for charging, and a microphone.
According to leaked specifications, the Nord CE 3 May feature a 6.7-inch IPS LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, rather than the AMOLED panel used in the Nord CE 2.
iGeekphone has learned that sources say the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chip, supplemented by 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. On the camera side, there will be a 108-megapixel main camera and two 2-megapixel auxiliary cameras. The front has a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The fingerprint may be located in the power button on the side, rather than the Nord 2’s under-screen fingerprint scheme.
The phone will likely have a 5000mAh battery capacity and support 67W fast charging. OnePlus Nord CE 3 is expected to launch in the first or second quarter of 2023.