Following a series of highly detailed leaks, OnePlus has officially announced the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100. The new Nord N lineup promises to provide users with a flagship experience at a fraction of the cost, building on the Nord’s release earlier this year.
|Specification||OnePlus Nord N10 5G||OnePlus Nord N100|
|Display||6.49-inch with 90Hz refresh rate||6.52-inch|
|SoC||Snapdragon 690||Snapdragon 460|
|RAM & Storage||
|Battery & Charging||5,000mAh|
|Software||Oxygen OS 10.5||Oxygen OS 10.5|
|Other Features||Rear fingerprint sensor||Rear fingerprint sensor|
OnePlus Nord N10 5G
If you’re anxious to jump into the 5G market, you can do worse than the new Nord N10 5G. The device is essentially a sister to the affordable Nord handset that was released overseas earlier this year, featuring a 6.49-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,300mAh battery that is supported by Warp Charge 30T.
The Nord N10 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 690 processor and also features a quad-camera system, highlighted by a 64MP main lens. The other three lenses include an 8MP ultra-wide lens and two 2MP macro and monochrome lenses. The handset sports a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. The Nord N10 5G is topped off with OxygenOS 10.5, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Although the Nord N10 5G shares similarity to the previous Nord in name, that’s largely where the similarities end. The Nord’s specs are slightly superior, but it’s a little more expensive. At the end of the day, however, you’re essentially getting the same experience, so you can’t go wrong with either option.
OnePlus Nord N100
The OnePlus Nord N100 is the most affordable OnePlus device we’ve seen in a long while. Not since the excellent OnePlus X have we seen a price attached to a OnePlus device so low. Clearly, the company isn’t afraid to go after the lower price segment, contrasting nicely with the recent OnePlus 8T.
What stands out about the Nord N100, aside from its price, is the large 6.52-inch display, which is a great size for gaming and watching Netflix. The display is flanked by dual stereo speakers that will further immerse users in whatever content they’re consuming.
The Nord N100 comes with a Snapdragon 460 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a triple camera setup that include a 13MP main lens, a 2MP bokeh lens, and a 2MP macro lens. There’s also an 8MP front-facing camera, and all of that is backed by a robust 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charge. You also get USB-C and a 3.5mm audio jack.
To top it all off, the Nord N100 offers OxygenOS 10.5, with support for features like Dark Mode, Zen Mode, and a slew of customization options.
Pricing & Availability
OnePlus said its mission with the Nord N series is to make cutting-edge technology more accessible to a wider range of users, and it certainly looks like it has succeeded in doing so. “The OnePlus Nord N Series represents the next step in our strategy to expand our smartphone offerings to more price points,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus.
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G in Midnight Ice and OnePlus Nord N100 in Midnight Frost will launch in Europe with a starting price of £329 and £179, respectively. The company said it will share pricing and availability for North America at a later date.