OnePlus Launches its First Entry Level Phone

Yesterday, OnePlus announced two Smartphones for its mid-range Nord lineup. It looks like the company has set aside its goals of launching flagship killers only and is targeting the mainstream market.

Over the years, smartphone prices for OnePlus handsets have risen, and to make it more accessible for the general public, the company has decided to make its mark on the mid-range sector as well.

We will be looking at the OnePlus Nord N100, which is more of an entry-level offering.

Design and Display

Straying from OnePlus handsets’ typical design, the OnePlus Nord N100 comes with a rectangular camera bump and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The Smartphone is built around a 6.52-inch IPS LCD panel with a mere 720p resolution. The pixel density sits at 269 PPI, which is pretty unimpressive. We have seen OnePlus talk about how it wants to keep its smartphones premium. However, it looks like the company is changing its whole agenda to target a more extensive consumer base.

Internals and Storage

Internally, the modest handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 460 SoC topped with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable onboard storage.

The software front will be handled by Android 10 and OxygenOS 10.5.

Cameras

The smartphone is equipped with a triple-sensor rear camera system with a 13 MP primary sensor and two 2-MP camera sensors. In the original OnePlus Nord, the Macro and Depth sensors were just space fillers. We believe it will be the same for the N100.

For selfies, it is equipped with an 8 MP shooter.

Battery and Pricing

The company has focused on providing a longer battery life. Hence, the smartphone packs a 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

The phone will be launched in Europe and the US early next month for €200/£180. Its availability in other markets hasn’t been announced.

Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
  • OS: Android 10, OxygenOS 10.5
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.52 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels resolution
  • Memory
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
    • Secondary: 8 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (rear-mounted)
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, 18W fast charging
  • Price: €200/£180



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