The OnePlus Nord N10 and OnePlus Nord N100 were unveiled by OnePlus today. These devices are extremely similar to each other, with few details making it easier to distinguish them. The OnePlus N10 5G will launch with (as you can probably imagine) 5G connectivity, while the OnePlus N100 will be the most economical unit in the entire line (without the 5G). The OnePlus N10 has slightly sharper edges and edges, while the OnePlus N100 is a little more … rounded.
The N100 is larger than the N10, but the N10 is the superior device. The N100 is intended to take full advantage of the relatively small price at which it is set to be offered, while the N10 is intended to be one of the cheapest 5G smartphones in the world.
These two devices represent the “OnePlus Nord N Series”. According to OnePlus Europe’s head of strategy, Tuomas Lampen, “Since we launched the first OnePlus Nord product in Europe and India, our community has made it clear that it is excited about the prospect of even more affordable OnePlus devices because they know we never solved . “
OnePlus Nord N10 5G
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G works with a 6.49-inch FHD+ display with 90Hz image refresh rate. The first OnePlus Nord had a 6.44-inch display with a 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution. Every OnePlus Nord device revealed thus far (Nord, N10, N100) had a flat frontside display.
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G works with Warp Charge 30T, which is the same charging technology used with the OnePlus 7T. The Nord N10 has a relatively large 4300mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC. This device will also have a dual SIM card tray at its European launch.
The front camera appears through a hole, not unlike the first OnePlus Nord device. That is, save the hole shape, since the OnePlus Nord has two front cameras, while the OnePlus N10 has a single front camera.
The single front camera of the OnePlus Nord N10 5G is a 16 MP camera. At the back is a series of cameras that includes a 64 MP main camera, an ultra-wide angle camera with a 119 degree lens, a dedicated macro lens and a dedicated monochrome lens. This is the same type of configuration as the OnePlus 8T, although it is not such an extravagant set of components.
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G will launch with 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage (with a microSD card slot for additional storage) and a price of 329 GBP when it launches in the UK. This launch setup will include a color called “Midnight Ice”. According to OnePlus, “details about availability in North America will be shared at a future date”.
OnePlus Nord N100
The OnePlus Nord N100 aims to be a “best-in-class” smartphone – meaning that it was not made to be the best phone – none. This smartphone was created to be the cheapest OnePlus phone, without sacrificing an experience that the brand can still proudly claim as its own.
The OnePlus Nord N100 features a 6.52-inch (1600 × 900) HD + “immersive screen” with an image refresh rate of 60Hz. This is the first OnePlus smartphone released without a 90 Hz refresh rate since the first smartphone with a 90 Hz refresh rate launched by the brand.
Inside the OnePlus Nord N100 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC, and the phone does not have access to 5G radio bands. The OnePlus Nord N100 has a relatively large 5000mAh battery and a fast charge capacity of 18W.
The rear cameras of the N100 include a 13 megapixel main camera, a “bohek lens that helps to generate portrait photos” and a macro lens.
The OnePlus Nord N100 will have a starting price of 179GBP in England and will be launched in the color “Midnight Frost”. The N100 will ship with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for storage expansion. As with the N10, the details of the launch of the OnePlus Nord N100 in North America will be “shared at a future date”.
Also note the OS
Both the OnePlus Nord N10 and the N100 will be released with software known as OxygenOS 10.5. This means that they will have the Android experience that is basically the same as the OnePlus Nord, and not as advanced as the OnePlus 8T. This means that you will not have Android 11 – at least not at first.
As we are getting the details on the launch of one or both devices for North America in the future, there is still a possibility that the devices will be launched with OxygenOS 11 in the USA. The release date for the European versions of OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 is in early November 2020, depending on any last minute changes.