Mid-range device, the Nord CE 3 Lite. Undoubtedly, the smartphone is intriguing with a 108 MP main camera and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging.
If you live in the US and are intrigued by those hero specs, check out this interesting discovery that a user on the OnePlus forums made. It transpires that the business is preparing to sell the Nord CE 3 Lite in the US under the name OnePlus Nord N30.
The timing would be perfect since it would be the Nord N20’s replacement from April of last year. The screen is larger and refreshes at 120 Hz as opposed to 60 Hz, however it is LCD as opposed to AMOLED in that model. As you may have anticipated, the primary camera has a greater resolution, and the fingerprint reader has been relocated from the 2022 model’s under-display location to the side, where it is integrated into the power button. The other than that, they are extremely similar.
If you’re curious how the individual who discovered this on the OnePlus forums did it, it was thanks to an archive that contained the software build features files displaying the software characteristics of the Nord CE 3 Lite. The project ID, which serves as an internal reference for the device, the default device name, which can be found under Settings > About device, and details about the market the particular build is targeted for are among these features.
The device is known as the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite in India and the OnePlus Nord N30 in the US, as can be seen in the screenshot above. It is confirmed that it is the same device under both identities because every file has the same project ID. Furthermore, this will be offered via T-Mobile in addition to OnePlus itself in the US. Additionally, the software contains a disguised FCC ID for the Nord N30, which supports the complete scenario.
As you may be aware, Xiaomi and its sub-brands literally engage in these rebranding pranks every week, thus this is not the first time a phone manufacturer has done so. The actual date and cost of the Nord N30’s arrival in the US are still unknown. When we learn more, we’ll let you know.