OnePlus announced Nord N10 5G and N100 US availability a few days ago, and it turns out there are some pre-order bonuses being offered as well. Depending on which phone you buy and where you order from, you could end up with a $30-$50 gift card or a pair of wireless OnePlus earphones.
OnePlus is finally bringing both of its latest budget phones stateside. Available on Friday, January 15th, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G will cost $300, while the N100 rings in at $180. Both phones will be available at OnePlus's online storefront and T-Mobile — the exclusive US carrier for the devices.
OnePlus expanded its budget lineup of Nord smartphones with two new devices earlier this month. While the N10 5G and the N100 aren't yet available in the US, the phones are starting to become available in the UK. OnePlus is taking this time to officially release the kernel sources for its newest devices.
When OnePlus announced its total commitment to high-refresh-rate phone screens going forward, it probably didn’t consider the possibility that it could be making another budget-priced phone one day. Backtracking on its word, the company recently launched its cheapest phone, the Nord N100, with no mention of any high-refresh-rate support. In a new turn of events, the N100 does, in fact, rock a 90Hz screen, which OnePlus now corroborates — but there’s a caveat.
OnePlus' new Nord-series phones aren't just cut-down midrangers, they're also getting a cut-down update policy. OnePlus is backtracking on the schedule set in 2018, guaranteeing just one Android version update for both the N10 5G and N100. That means the two new phones will only get the already-released Android 11-based OxygenOS 11, paired with only two years of security updates.
As expected, OnePlus has just announced the latest products in its affordable Nord smartphone range. The recently leaked Nord N10 5G comes in at slightly cheaper than the original Nord (£329 vs £379 in the UK), while the N100 costs substantially less at £179. They'll be available in Europe next month, but there's no concrete information on when they'll be arriving in the US.