Hands up if you fancy a OnePlus smartphone for just £179. Yeah, I can see you out there.
These boys are all over the smartphone landscape right now. Have a look at our OnePlus coverage and you’ll see just how busy they’ve been.
Two additional phones have now appeared and they’re going to grow their Nord brand (check our OnePlus Nord review for more on the first device). Now we’ve got the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100.
OnePlus Nord N100
Let’s start off with the Nord N100, which will be available from November 10th for £179. You can already dive into the product page if you want, but for not-much-money you get a smartphone in “Midnight Frost” with a 6.52″ HD+ (720×1600, 20:9 ratio) screen (269 ppi) LCD panel, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 octa-core (up to 1.8GHz) CPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (with microSD support adding up to another 256GB).
There’s a 5000mAh fast-charge (18W) battery and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Camera-wise, it’s a triple-lens arrangement with a 13 megapixel main lens, 2 megapixel macro and 2 megapixel bokeh lens. There’s also an LED flash. Up front, an 8 megapixel unit drilled into the screen.
Other specs include dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and USB-C charging. No NFC for your contactless payments by the looks of it though. No 5G either but… £179.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G
Next up, a 5G phone. It’ll be available later in November for £329 and you can get further detail on the Nord N10 5G product page. It’s only available in “Midnight Ice” and is 8.95 mm thick at 190g. It’s got a 6.49″ higher resolution Full HD+ 90Hz LCD (1080 x 2400) at 405 ppi with a 20:9 aspect ratio.
This one runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G chip (octa-core up to 2GHz) and has 6GB RAM with 128GB on-board. You can whack in a microSD card for up to another 512GB and there’s a rear-mounted fingerprint reader again.
This one gets the Warp Charge 30T goodness and has a 4300 mAh battery.
At the back, a 64 megapixel main lens sits next to an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens, a 2 megapixel macro lens and a 2 megapixel monochrome lens. Up front, you get a 16 megapixel selfie lens.
There’s dual-band WiFi plus Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, USB-C charging and a 3.5mm audio jack.
I’m still a bit confused how the N100 is apparently “Midnight Frost” (but is black) and the N10 5G is “Midnight Ice” (but is also black).
Discussing the launch, Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus, told us..
OnePlus’ mission to share better technology with the world means that we strive to make cutting-edge technology more accessible to a wider range of users. The OnePlus Nord N Series represents the next step in our strategy to expand our smartphone offerings to more price points. Now even more users can get a burdenless experience without sacrificing quality.
Keep an eye on Three, John Lewis, Amazon and the OnePlus website to get yours.