OnePlus launched their new device called OnePlus Nord CE 5G which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC. The device features a triple rear camera setup at the back with a 64 MP main sensor, and on the front, it has a 16 MP Sony IMX471 selfie camera. The device recently received its first major OS update to Android 12 on top of OxygenOS 12. Will it get an Android 13 on top of the OxygenOS 13 update?
If you are wondering whether the OnePlus Nord CE 5G will get the official Android 13 (OxygenOS 13) update, let’s find out. In this article, we will update you on all the OnePlus Nord CE 5G Android 13 (OxygenOS 13) related news, information, and downloads, and also guide you to flash the firmware on your device.
Will OnePlus Nord CE 5G Get Android 13 Update?
According to OnePlus’s official blog, the company is committed to delivering 3 major Android OS updates and 4 years of Android Security Patches. OnePlus Nord CE 5G came out of the box with Android 11 based on ColorOS, and recently, it received its first major OS update, Android 12, based on OxygenOS 12.0. There is no info on whether OnePlus will roll out the Android 13 anytime soon. However, if you are here to know the exact date, we regret it because no such news is coming out from the official’s side. But, it is confirmed that you’ll get the update by the end of 2023.
It won’t justify if we are talking about whether this device meets the minimum requirement for the update or not because this is just launched. Anyway, if you still want to inspect if this device is eligible or not, then let’s hover to the specification section.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G Device Overview:
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G features a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. This is a high refresh rate 90Hz panel. In terms of processing power, we get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G built on an 8nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with two Kryo 570 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and six Kryo 570 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Adreno 619 in this processor.
In terms of optics, we have a triple camera setup at the rear and a single-camera setup at the front. The rear camera setup consists of a 64MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, an 8MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.3 lens, and a 2MP depth sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens. Coming to the front, we get a 16MP primary sensor paired with an f/2.5 lens. The rear setup can record 4K videos, while the front is limited to only 1080p video recording.
The Oneplus Nord CE 5G comes with Android 11 out of the box with OxygenOS 11 skin on top. There are three storage options for this smartphone: 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage(UFS 2.1), 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage(UFS 2.1) and 12GB RAM + 256 internal storage(UFS 2.1).
In terms of communications, we have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0. And for sensors, we have an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 4500 mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging. The company claims that it goes from 0 to 70% in 30 minutes.
What’s New in Android 13
According to Google’s schedule, Android 13 will be released in Q3 2022. As we know, Google has already rolled their 2 developer previews and they have started rolling the beta build to the developer to test it.
In terms of the Android 13, it seems that the Android 12’s successor has plenty of additional features and improvements to its predecessor. We’ve already seen and used the major UI and design element changes in Android 12 last year which is known as ‘Material You’. This materialistic theming design enhanced the Android user experience in every aspect from the minimal subtle look, rounded corners, improved pop-ups, etc.
Whereas the improved scrolling screenshots, optimized one-handed UI mode, better privacy & security features, improved app notifications, per-app basis language preferences, app permissions to send notifications, BT LE Audio support, auto theme icons, updated now playing widget, etc. Whereas users will also find out intuitive QR scanner support, enhanced silent mode, tap-to-transfer media controls, multiple profiles for NFC payments, and more.
Android 13 (OxygenOS 13) Update Tracker:
Regrettably, we do not have any particular release date for Android 13 for the OnePlus Nord CE 5G. But, you can bookmark this page as we will soon add an update tracker to this page along with respective links. So, just stay tuned with GetDroidTips.
New Software Update Tracker:
Updated on February 24, 2023: OnePlus Nord CE 5G owners can now receive a new software update containing the latest January 2023 security patch, aimed at fixing minor bugs and issues within the device’s internal framework to ensure performance stability and increase efficiency. The firmware upgrade does not mention any specific changes to the device’s system, but it brings users closer to the awaited OxygenOS 13 firmware upgrade. Keeping your device up-to-date ensures compatibility with upcoming upgrades and increases its lifespan.
OnePlus didn’t yet roll out Android 12 for EU models EB2103 (only India EB2102) and no security patches at all. It’s debatable if they will do it at all. My guess is no. The company is very India focused and leaves Europe aside in the mid-range phone field. The latest mid-range additions in the Nord series attest to that (minor upgrade or no upgrades at all hw and sw-wise.
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