The new Nord series smartphone from OnePlus is expected to launch in India soon. Nord CE 3 Lite 5G is the company’s most affordable smartphone in India. A new upper mid-range smartphone, the Nord 3 5G, will launch soon. At the time of writing, OnePlus has not confirmed any details about the Nord 3 5G’s launch. Geekbench has also spotted the phone ahead of any official announcement.

Indian consumers can expect to see the OnePlus Nord 3 5G later this month or in July. Before its launch, the phone has been spotted on Geekbench. Model number CPH2493 is assigned to Nord 3. According to the listing, the device has an octa-core processor clocked at 3.05GHz. The performance cores are clocked at 2.85GHz, while the efficiency cores are clocked at 1.80GHz. It is also equipped with a Mali-G710 GPU. It appears that MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 SoC will power the Nord 3 5G. In China, the same SoC is found in the OnePlus Ace 2V.

In Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests, the Nord 3 scored 1153 and 3180 respectively. According to its listing, it has 16GB of RAM, which could be the most of any Nord series phone. Android 13 is also listed for the Nord 3 5G.

Further, we have some exciting leak that reveals the launch date of the new OnePlus Nord 3. The OnePlus is planning a road trip right from June 16 to Aug 19 in India. So the tipster expects that OnePlus Nord 3 could launch anytime before or after June 16. Not just that the OnePlus Fold too might launch anytime before Aug 19.