JUST IN: OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite will make its way to the Philippines!

Just after we made an article about it yesterday.

What a weirdly timed coincidence. We made an article yesterday about the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite being released in India and then we rhetorically asked OnePlus Philippines about its arrival here. Sure enough, thanks to one of our colleagues, the phone is indeed arriving here. They indirectly responded to me, in a way.

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Prices? We have but embargo limitations prevent us from mentioning them in the article. We could at least give you a hint. Surprisingly, the phone costs less than Php 20K.

To recall, the phone is the latest budget phone from OnePlus, which offers a fast and smooth experience powered by outstanding hardware essentials for entertainment all-day. The phone has a lot going for it, not only in terms of general design but key features like a 5,000mAh battery, a large 6.72-inch display and 67W fast charging capabilities.

However, the phone still does use the trusty Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 which, for some users, is a sidegrade compared to its predecessor. However, the phone is not all about performance, its real featurette is the 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM6 camera which could perform a zoom shot 3x away from the focal point and that’s without losing details. Don’t mind the other two cameras though, they’re purely decorations. It has a 16MP selfie camera as well.

The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite comes with a sleek and streamlined design and a minimalist camera bump, available in two magnificent colorways: Pastel Lime and Chromatic Gray. The phone also features a 3.5mm headphone jack and up to 1TB of expandable storage, which are rare to find in modern smartphones.

OnePlus Philippines did not say when the phone would be released but because the phone is now available in India (in fact, since 4th April), we could expect that the phone will be here in the Philippines by May or June. Also, in the video, there is a teaser for the OnePlus Buds Nord 2 which was released alongside the phone in other countries. Its main feature is the inclusion of Active Noise Cancellation which was not present in the first iteration, and this is a pair of budget TWS earbuds mind you.


  • 6.72? FHD+ (2400x1080px) IPS LCD, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 (6nm)
    • 108MP (Primary), 1/1.67?, Samsung ISOCELL HM6, 3x lossless zoom, 6x digital zoom
    • 2MP (Macro), f/2.4
    • 2MP (Depth), f/2.4
    • FRONT: 16MP
  • OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13
  • 5000mAh, 67W Fast Charging
  • USB-C, 3.5mm jack, MicroSD Card Slot (up to 1TB), Virtual RAM (up to 8GB), Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Stereo Speakers
  • 5G services, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
  • Pastel Lime, Chromatic Grey
  • PRICE:
    • 6/128: TBA
    • 8/256: TBA

Source: OnePlus Philippines