OnePlus’ next mid-ranger will be called the Nord CE 5G, with CE standing for “Core Edition”. This was officially confirmed by CEO Pete Lau, who spoke with TechRadar.
The new model will be unveiled on June 10 and will be released in Europe and India. However, it doesn’t look like it will launch in the United States or Canada (the original North never did). Details on the device are being kept under wraps at this time.
It’s the opposite of the OnePlus Nord N200 5G, which will be exclusive to the United States and Canada, according to Lau. This will be the sequel to last year’s Nord N100, which was a 4G-only phone. Note that the N200 will not be unveiled on June 10 alongside the CE, it will come at a later date.
The original OnePlus Nord
Is the North CE a continuation of the original North? It seems unlikely, given that the name OnePlus Nord2 was seen in the official FAQ section of the Stadia promotion. “Core edition” sounds like a stripped down version.
The CEO only made a vague statement: “We’ve distilled the original North down to its basics and added a few more features to create a great everyday phone at an even more affordable price.”
Another unanswered question is whether there will be a OnePlus Nord N20, a follow-up to the middle child of the Nord family. If the CE is truly a stripped-down North, there might not be room for an N20 in the lineup.
The company and its CEO love to tease upcoming releases, so we’ll know more about the OnePlus Nord CE 5G soon. Otherwise, we’ll have to wait a few weeks for the full reveal.