Malaysians aspiring for an affordable budget workhorse phone will love the fact that OnePlus is officially releasing their value-oriented OnePlus Nord 2T 5G and OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G budget phones in Malaysia with prices that start from RM1,199.
What is the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G
The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G is a phone that aims to offer the essentials while punching above its weight class. To that end, it has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. Powering the phone is a MediaTek Dimension 1300 octacore processor based on a 6nm process running Android 12 and their own OxygenOS 12.1. You have your choice of two RAM/storage configurations which are a 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage in a shade of Gray Shadow and a more affordable 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant with a Jade Fog paint job.
On the rear of the phone is a triple camera array that’s armed for bear with a 50MP camera that has a Sony IMX766 sensor and OIS, an 8MP ultra wide angle camera and a 2MP mono lens. Selfies are sorted out by a front-facing 32MP F/2.4 camera.
Of note is the fact that the phone packs the same fast 80W SuperVOOC fast charging tech as the higher-end OnePlus 10 Pro paired with a hefty 4,500mAh battery which makes it exceptionally appealing to heavy users. On paper, it’s able to fully charge from dead zero in just 27 minutes which is excellent by any measure of the word..
What is the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G aims to offer exceptional value and does so with a surprisingly decent array of hardware. You get a 6.59-inch LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 695 5G processor running Android 12 and their OxygenOS 12.1, 8GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot.
Building on this decent setup is a rear triple camera array with a 64MP F/1.7 camera paired with a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. There’s no OIS but the primary 64MP main camera does have PDAF for better shots and Nightscape mode that composites a series of shots at different exposures to create a single brighter and crisper one.
Up front, the phone has a 16MP F/2.0 camera with electronic image stabilisation for selfies. Keeping the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G powered is a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G and OnePlus Nord 2T 5G price in Malaysia
In terms of pricing the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage in a shade of Gray Shadow costs RM2,099 while the OnePlus Nord 2T 5G with 8GB RAM/128GB storage costs RM1,899.
The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G s available in your choice of Blue Tide and Black Dusk colourways with only one configuration for Malaysia that has 8GB RAM and 128GB of expandable storage for RM1,199. To accompany the new phones, OnePlus is also releasing their OnePlus Buds Pro in Glossy White for RM799 and the OnePlus Nord wireless earbuds for RM299 in your choice of Black Slate and Blue Agate.