Earlier this week, a media report claimed that the OnePlus Nord 2 CE, codenamed “Ivan”, is expected to be official in late January or mid-February 2022 and cost between INR 24,000 ($ 315 / € 280) and INR28. 000 ($ 370 / € 325) in India. The source also shared the phone’s specs, including the Dimensity 900 SoC, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. Now the same source is back with a set of renders of the OnePlus Nord 2 CE, revealing its design.
Considering the design and previously leaked specs of the OnePlus Nord 2 CE, it’s safe to say it’s not a brand new smartphone, but a rebranded Oppo Reno7 SE 5G with a better camera system, faster charging (65W vs 33W ) and an onboard 3.5mm headphone jack.
OnePlus Nord 2 CE • Oppo Reno7 SE 5G
The Reno7 SE 5G features a triple camera on the rear comprising 48MP primary depth, 2MP macro and 2MP depth units, while the Nord 2 CE retains the macro camera but replaces the main unit with a camera from 64MP and depth sensor with an 8MP ultra-wide camera.
And since this is a OnePlus device, it will run OxygenOS 12 (based on Android 12) out of the box, unlike the Oppo Reno7 SE 5G, which boots ColorOS 12 based on Android 11. Reno7 SE 5G and Nord 2 CE specifications.
OnePlus Nord 2 CE color options
Leaked images confirm the gray and olive color options for the OnePlus Nord 2 CE, but its release date and availability are unknown.