OnePlus looks to be putting the finishing touches to the successor of its excellent Nord 2. Here’s the latest news and rumours that we’ve uncovered about the highly-anticipated OnePlus Nord 3 – which may instead be called the Nord Pro.
When will the OnePlus Nord 3 be released?
OnePlus hasn’t officially announced the Nord 3 yet, so there is no set launch date.
Leaker Yogesh Brar predicts that the Nord 3 will launch in July – though may be called the Nord Pro when it arrives. The Nord 2T will launch before then in May, with a OnePlus 10 Ultra following later in the year.
Adding evidence that the phone is on the way soon, Mukul Sharma spotted mention of the Nord 3 name on the OnePlus India site, though it really is just that – with no image of the phone, spec details, or other information at all. Still, the fact that the name snuck in suggests that it’s coming.
With the Nord range traditionally arriving in the summer, it seems plausible that the Nord 3 could be scheduled for a July release. Here’s when its predecessors were launched:
How much will the OnePlus Nord 3 cost?
Again, there’s no word from OnePlus on pricing, so we can only look towards the previous model as an indicator. The Nord 2 5G came a selection of configurations, with the following price tags:
6GB RAM + 128GB storage: ₹27,999
8GB RAM + 128GB storage: £399/€399/₹29,999/$529
12GB RAM + 256GB storage: £469/€499/₹34,999/$629
With OnePlus now having quite a few devices in its current range, we’d be surprised to see any significant price rises as this would require all of the others to also be increased to keep the structure intact. Obviously, as we’ve all noticed, the cost of living is going up across the board, so it is possible that the figures listed above creep up, but we hope this isn’t the case.
What features and specs will we see in the OnePlus Nord 3?
As you’ve probably worked out, there are no confirmed details about what components we’ll find in the OnePlus Nord 3.
In fact, we know even less than we’d normally expect to about a phone this close to launch. That’s because while there have been plenty of leaks about the Nord 3, we think they’ve all been wrong.
Multiple reports – including from Android Central and usually reliable leaker Digital Chat Station – suggested that the Nord 3 would be based on the Realme GT Neo 3, and spec predictions so far have followed on from that.
However, OnePlus has already re-released that phone as both the OnePlus Ace (in China) and OnePlus 10R (in India), so it seems unlikely the same design and specs will be trotted out again – especially since the Nord flagships do normally get an Indian release.
So for now, we have no good spec rumours to report, though we’re sure they’ll start to materialise soon.
We’ll update this article as more information becomes available, so check back to see what we uncover. To see where the Nord 3 will stand in the brand pantheon, be sure to also read our guide to the best OnePlus phones.