OnePlus, a renowned global mobile technology brand, has announced the release of two new products: the OnePlus Nord 3 5G smartphone and the OnePlus Nord Buds 2r true wireless earbuds. The OnePlus Nord 3 5G is a midrange phone that offers top-of-the-line features, providing users with everything they need. On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord Buds 2r aims to revolutionize the true wireless stereo market by offering exceptional bass performance, durability, and affordability.
Kinder Liu, the President and COO of OnePlus, expressed excitement about the upcoming launch of the OnePlus Nord 3 5G. He described the phone as a perfect combination of powerful performance, attractive design, fast and smooth software, and an appealing price, showcasing OnePlus’ commitment to providing users with the best possible experience. The OnePlus Nord 3 5G is the most powerful phone in the OnePlus Nord lineup, featuring impressive performance, outstanding photography capabilities, and an elegant and timeless design.
The OnePlus Nord 3 5G is designed to make a statement in any situation, featuring a sleek and eye catching design with an IP54 rating for durability. Its front side boasts a flat 6.74-inch 120Hz Super Fluid AMOLED display with a high pixel density and brightness, ensuring a visually stunning experience. The phone has minimal bezels, measuring just 1.46mm on the sides and 2.31mm at the bottom, resulting in a seamless screen-to-body ratio of 93.5%.
The phone’s slim sides, measuring 8.15mm, house the iconic OnePlus Alert Slider and dual stereo speakers certified for Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos, providing impressive sound quality. At the rear, the OnePlus Nord 3 features a flagship-level camera with a timeless design, available in a Misty Green colorway that feels smooth and glossy.
The OnePlus Nord 3 5G delivers exceptional performance, thanks to its octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset built on a 4 nanometer process. This chipset offers superior speed and excellent battery life management. Compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G, the Dimensity 9000 chipset provides a significant increase of 42.9% in CPU performance and a massive 58.6% improvement in GPU performance, making it a powerhouse for gaming and graphically intensive tasks. The phone also features 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, allowing it to handle multitasking efficiently.
To ensure long-lasting usage, the OnePlus Nord 3 5G incorporates advanced battery management and SUPERVOOC charging technology. It is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery, over 10% larger than the one found in the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G. With the Battery Health Engine, the phone can withstand up to 1600 charging cycles, equivalent to fully charging and discharging the battery every day for over four years. The phone also supports 80W SUPERVOOC charging, allowing it to charge from 1 to 100% in just 30 minutes. The OnePlus Nord 3 5G features a cooling system with a large vapor chamber and high-performance graphite technology to prevent overheating.
In terms of photography, the OnePlus Nord 3 5G is equipped with the same imaging hardware and software found in the flagship OnePlus 11 5G device. Its main camera sensor is a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 with optical image stabilization, delivering excellent image quality. The phone also incorporates TurboRAW Night, a OnePlus-developed algorithm that enhances low-light photography by capturing multiple photos in an instant and using AI to reduce noise, increase brightness, and combine them into a single impressive shot. The phone supports 4K 60 frames per second videography, a first for the OnePlus Nord series.
The OnePlus Nord 3 5G focuses on providing users with a fast and smooth experience. It comes with OxygenOS 13.1, the latest version of OnePlus’s operating system, which offers a 40% reduction in application power consumption and 15% faster app installation compared to OxygenOS 12. OnePlus guarantees three major Android software updates and four years of security updates for the OnePlus Nord 3 5G, ensuring its longevity and continued performance.
As for the OnePlus Nord Buds 2r, they exemplify OnePlus’ commitment to offering affordable audio technology without compromising on top-tier audio performance. These true wireless earbuds deliver deep and punchy bass, immersing users in a rich and captivating audio environment that enhances the listening experience. The earbuds offer long battery life, IP55 water and sweat resistance, and seamless connectivity, making them reliable companions for an active lifestyle.
Featuring 12.4mm Extra Large Drivers, the OnePlus Nord Buds 2r deliver enhanced bass quality for powerful sound. The titanized vibrating diaphragm ensures clear and bold audio with instant response, providing a premium listening experience across various audio genres. The earbuds incorporate a Master Equalization system that elevates sound quality, offering multiple sound profiles for users to choose from, including Bold, Bass, and Balanced. Dolby Atmos technology creates a multidimensional soundstage, and the Dirac Audio Tuner ensures smooth performance and elevated fidelity, especially when paired with OnePlus devices.
The OnePlus Nord Buds 2r are equipped with dual microphones on each earbud, enabling precise vocal detection and enhanced noise cancellation. The AI Clear Call Noise Cancellation Algorithm filters out ambient noise, ensuring exceptional call clarity and eliminating the need to adjust the volume constantly. The earbuds also feature a wind-noise reduction mechanism, optimizing voice quality in noisy environments by effectively blocking wind interference. These features enable uninterrupted conversations with excellent audio quality.
Comfort and durability are emphasized in the design of the OnePlus Nord Buds 2r. Extensive testing has been conducted to ensure a comfortable fit for various ear canal shapes. The earbuds come with a 12-month product replacement warranty, providing additional assurance of quality and longevity.
Seamless connectivity is facilitated by Bluetooth 5.3, offering low latency for lag-free gameplay. The Fast Pair feature simplifies the pairing process with nearby Android devices, ensuring a hassle-free setup experience.
Priced at RM2199 for OnePlus Nord 3 and RM299 for OnePlus Nord Buds 2r, both devices are now open for pre-order at any DirectD outlet or DirectD online store. For OnePlus Nord 3, pre-order unit will come with a free OnePlus Nord Buds. Pre-order ends on 9th July 2023 and first sale will begin right a day after.