The silence around the original Nord’s absence in US was deafening when the original phone launched in both Europe and India, back in July.
The US has an established fanbase, so the fact the company didn’t bring its hottest and most affordable new phone to the market seemed like a bit of a slap in the face to loyal OnePlus fans at the time. With the arrival of the N10 5G, those fans will hopefully have been appeased.
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When does the OnePlus Nord N10 5G launch?
While the company remained quiet about the existence of new Nord devices until just hours before they were officially revealed, we’d already known about them for a while; with established leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks), detailing both the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 the week prior and confirming the 26 October launch date in the process.
As for when the Nord N10 5G is set to go on sale, the company doesn’t state a specific date in its press release, instead stating that it’ll be arriving “later in the month” (after the N100 arrives on 10 November), however, the clicking “buy now” on the company’s UK website points to availability starting 1 December.
Despite the promise of US availability, no official date has been set for either device as yet – although they are still on track to launch Stateside, unlike the original Nord.
How much does the OnePlus Nord N10 5G cost?
One of the most enticing rumours concerning both new Nord devices was the promise of affordable pricing that was even lower than the original Nord. Sure enough, the N10 5G comes in at £329 (around US$430/€365) in the UK, with international pricing still to be announced.
UK retailers include John Lewis, Amazon, OnePlus.com (where it’s already available to pre-order). We’ll update this feature concerning international pricing and availability when we know more.
What features does the OnePlus Nord N10 5G offer?
Highlights from the N10 5G’s feature-set include a 90Hz high refresh rate display, Warp Charge 30T 30W fast charging and a quad-camera setup – all in a similar fashion to the original Nord.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G specs:
- 6.49in 20:9 Full HD+ 90Hz IPS LCD w/ Gorilla Glass 3
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB storage
- microSD expandability up to 512GB
- Rear cameras:
- 64Mp main sensor
- 8Mp ultrawide w/ 119° FoV
- 2Mp macro sensor
- 2Mp monochrome sensor
- 16Mp front-facing hole-punch camera
- Android 10 w/ OxygenOS 10.5
- Rear fingerprint sensor
- Dual stereo speakers
- 4300mAh battery
- Warp Charge 30T (30W fast charging)
- Bluetooth 5.1
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 163 x 74.7 x 8.95mm
- 190 grams
- Colours: Midnight Ice
Of course, there are subtle tweaks that help with the N10 5G’s greater affordability, like its more modest Snapdragon 690 processor, LCD in place of OLED display technology, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and no IP-certified water resistance, but overall, this still looks like a capable mid-ranger and the offer of expandable memory is something that you just won’t find on other OnePlus devices currently available (save for its launch sibling, the new Nord N100).
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