There was a time when OnePlus's phone lineup was easy to understand, but as the brand has grown, so have its offerings. Now when you're thinking about buying a OnePlus device, you've got to contend with numbers and letters and descriptors — sometimes all at once (the OnePlus 7T Pro is a phone that exists). But what's all of it mean, and at the end of the day, which phone should you buy? Let's get into it.
Most phones get worse with time, and that's the nature of technology: New stuff comes out, requirements to do things increase, and old things get left behind. The N10 5G still has the same hardware it did at launch, but OnePlus has nonetheless made the phone better — or, at least, a better value. Now that the company promises three years of software security patches, the N10 5G is getting tough to beat, even if it doesn't quite live up to its namesake.
OnePlus no longer exclusively sells phones with flagship processors; budget models are also on the menu now. Its most affordable 5G phone, the Nord N10 5G, is receiving a new OxygenOS update. There's not too much on offer, but it does include the latest security patch.
OnePlus has just announced the rollout of OxygenOS 10.5.8 for the Nord N10 5G. This latest update doesn't deliver any specifically named features, but it does have improvements to power consumption, system stability, the camera, and connection stability, plus the currently latest December 2020 security patches.