OnePlus made its name in the “affordable flagship” realm, thanks to devices with near flagship-like features for around $500. But lately, the company’s devices have been closer to $1,000. To help address that, the company released the OnePlus Nord, a phone that returns to affordability. And while it was only available in the U.K, it’s coming to the U.S., with some changes.
Whereas the original Nord came as one style with your choice of RAM and storage, the Nord’s U.S. versions will come in multiple models. You’ll be able to pick up either the OnePlus Nord N10 5G or the Nord N100. As its name suggests, the N10 5G will connect to 5G networks, and it’s the higher-end option of the two phones.
Nord N10 5G: Affordable 5G Service
The Nord N10 5G sports a 6.49-inch FHD+ display with the company’s famous 90Hzrefresh rate smoothing things out. It also uses the company’s proprietary Warp Charge 30T for fast charging it’s 4,300 mAH battery.
Like the original Nord, it skips wireless charging, but it has a different RAM and storage configuration than the original. Instead of eight GBs of RAM and 128 GBs of storage, you’ll get six GBs of RAM and 128 GBs of storage. You can expand that with a microSD card, of course.
Rounding out the device is a Qualcomm Octa-core Snapdragon 690 and a quad-camera array featuring a 64-megapixel main lens, a 119-degree ultra-wide lens, and dedicated macro and monochrome lenses.
Nord N100: Ultimate affordability
The Nord N100 is a slight step down in terms of specs and features. It doesn’t support 5G, for one, making it one of the only phones from OnePlus this year to skip the faster network.
It also uses a slower 18-watt fast charge to refuel its 5,000 mAh battery. Additionally, you’ll get four GBs of RAM and 64 GBs of storage, and a 6.52-inch display. The phone also has a 13-megapixel lens, a macro lens, and a bokeh lens for its camera array.
We don’t know the exact pricing or a release date for the U.S. just yet, but the company did announce it will bring the two models to more countries in Europe. The two phones will cost £329 for the Nord N10 5G and £179 for the Nord N100. That places the later phone at potentially less than $200.
When OnePlus does announce a release timeframe and U.S. pricing, we’ll let you know.