The OnePlus Nord was a really well-received smartphone from the model, one which stood out partly due to having a lower cost than the OnePlus 8 vary. Nonetheless, it didn’t get a worldwide launch, touchdown simply in Europe and components of Asia. Within the days following the launch although, OnePlus confirmed that a Nord-branded phone would land within the US this 12 months.
What’s extra, some sources counsel the telephone may very well be unveiled on October 26, which is at this time on the time of writing.
Whereas the corporate hasn’t shared any particulars about this telephone, leakers have, portray an image of a ‘OnePlus Nord Lite’ that must be much more inexpensive than the usual Nord. Actually, it is now trying like there shall be two fashions – a OnePlus Nord N10, and a fair cheaper OnePlus Nord N100.
That mentioned, identify of the telephone(s) is barely unclear at this level. Past the names above, some leaks instructed that it may very well be referred to as the OnePlus Aurora, whereas others confer with it because the Nord Lite, and we have additionally heard point out of the OnePlus Clover – although that is mentioned to be a codename.
Title apart although we’re beginning to hear some issues in regards to the telephone, all of which you will discover beneath.
Replace: Full specs for the OnePlus Nord N100 have leaked, alongside a doable value.
Reduce to the chase
- What’s it? An much more inexpensive OnePlus smartphone
- When is it out? Probably October 26 (at this time!)
- What is going to it value? Even lower than the OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord Lite launch date and value
OnePlus didn’t counsel a timeline for its subsequent telephone launch (besides “later this 12 months”), however a leak has suggested that the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 (two telephones which look to be OnePlus Nord Lites in all however identify) shall be unveiled on October 26.
That is at this time on the time of writing, so we’d formally study in regards to the OnePlus Nord Lite very quickly. We might take this with a pinch of salt provided that we’re now so near that supposed launch with no official information, however OnePlus did tease the existence of each telephones in a recent tweet.
As for what the OnePlus Nord Lite will value, one source listed a value in India of Rs 16,000 – 18,000, which, taking the center worth of that, can be roughly $230 / £175 / AU$320. That is considerably lower than the £379 / Rs 28,000 (round $480, AU$680) beginning value of the OnePlus Nord.
The precise value may very well be even lower than that conversion suggests although, as according to an “insider source”, an upcoming OnePlus telephone will value simply $200 (roughly £150 / AU$275).
We have additionally heard more recently that the Nord N100 (the probably cheaper of the 2 rumored fashions) will value simply €199 (roughly $235 / £180 / AU$330).
After all that does not assist us a lot with different areas as we would not count on a precise value comparability, but it surely ought to imply the brand new telephone is a good bit cheaper than the OnePlus Nord. That is if any of those leaks are proper, however we would take them with a pinch of salt for now.
Design and show
We do not know a lot in regards to the design of the OnePlus Nord Lite but, but when it does certainly launch beneath that identify then it is more likely to look just like the Nord.
Nonetheless, it is unclear whether or not the telephone will retain the Nord’s glass again, as given the probably lower cost we would not be stunned if it strikes to plastic. The one leaked image we’ve got seen (beneath) does not reveal a lot however does counsel a distinct digital camera block form.
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As for the display, that is rumored to be a 6.52-inch 720 x 1560 IPS LCD one. That OnePlus Nord. We have heard that again in particular point out to the OnePlus Nord N100, whereas the OnePlus Nord N10 is said to have a 6.49-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh fee.
Certainly, OnePlus has talked about that each one of its telephones any longer could have a excessive refresh fee too, so if no exception is made for the Nord N100, it may very well be one of the vital inexpensive telephones with a 90Hz panel.
That is the place issues get difficult as we’ve got a number of sources claiming a number of completely different chipsets for the OnePlus Nord Lite. The OnePlus Nord Lite was first rumored to come with a Snapdragon 690 chipset, which was mentioned to convey 5G at an inexpensive value – even cheaper than the Snapdragon 765G in the usual Nord.
One other source although claims that the Nord Lite would possibly include a fair cheaper chipset just like the Snapdragon 662 or the Snapdragon 665, neither of which assist 5G.
And since then we have heard talk of a fair decrease finish Snapdragon 460 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (plus a microSD card slot).
A benchmark although has pointed to 6GB of RAM, so there’s some disagreement there too.
A part of the confusion probably comes from the truth that there are in all probability two telephones, with the higher-end OnePlus Nord N10 having one of the mid-range chipset options, in all probability with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, whereas the Nord N100 probably has the Snapdragon 460 alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
It is also trying just like the OnePlus Nord N10 will in all probability assist 5G, whereas the OnePlus Nord N100 in all probability will not.
Digicam and battery
The OnePlus Nord has a complete lot of cameras, with 4 on the again and two on the entrance, and whereas we do not know for positive what the OnePlus Nord Lite will provide but, we would count on the quantity to drop.
Certainly, one camera rumor suggests there shall be three rear cameras – a 13MP foremost one after which a pair of 2MP ones (probably serving depth and macro functions). That is been backed up by a more recent leak that particularly refers back to the OnePlus Nord N100 as having that mixture, together with an 8MP front-facing digital camera.
That mentioned, reports suggest the pricier OnePlus Nord N10 would possibly truly stick to 4 rear snappers, together with a 64MP foremost one, an 8MP ultra-wide, and two 2MP ones.
As for battery, current leaks level to the OnePlus Nord N100 having a 5,000mAh one.
One other supply suggests the OnePlus Nord Lite (or one of many two fashions not less than) could have a surprisingly large 6,000mAh one. That is larger than the 4,115mAh one in the usual Nord. It is doable that the 6,000mAh battery is headed for the N10 5G, or that solely certainly one of these leaks is correct.
The identical supply factors to 18W charging, a pace which is trying probably, as a certification on the TUV Rheinland website (an organization that manages tech requirements) listing a brand new 18W charger from OnePlus.
That will be a big step down from the 30W charging of the OnePlus Nord, however ought to nonetheless juice the telephone up at an inexpensive fee.
OnePlus Nord Lite: what we wish to see
We’re nonetheless ready for OnePlus to announce its subsequent Nord, however this is what we wish from it.
1. A brilliant low beginning value
With a beginning value of £379 (round $480, AU$680) the OnePlus Nord is already pretty inexpensive, however that is undoubtedly a mid-range value. For the OnePlus Nord Lite we wish the value to be considerably decrease nonetheless, so it may possibly compete with the likes of the Moto G vary.
2. A excessive refresh fee show
OnePlus has at all times been in regards to the expertise as a lot as uncooked specs. So to maintain up the sensation of smoothness that the model’s telephones are identified for, we hope that the OnePlus Nord Lite has a 90Hz show, even when which means switching to an LCD panel.
3. Versatile cameras
In the case of cameras, the Nord has a complete lot of competitors. From the simplicity of the Google Pixel 4a‘s succesful single-lens snapper to the high-resolution quad-camera setups from manufacturers like Redmi and Realme, there are loads of inexpensive choices for pictures followers.
So for the OnePlus Nord Lite, we hope the digital camera expertise is not diluted an excessive amount of from the complete fats Nord. If OnePlus can ship a number of cameras at a low value on the Nord Lite, then it may have a significantly tempting telephone on its palms.
4. Quick charging
All presently obtainable OnePlus telephones cost quick and we do not need that to alter for the OnePlus Nord Lite.
Sadly, there’s proof that it would solely have 18W charging, moderately than the 30W of the Nord, however even that may be affordable if the value is correct.
5. Large availability
The OnePlus Nord is just obtainable in choose components of the world, and notably is not obtainable within the US or Australia. For the OnePlus Nord Lite we would prefer to see wider availability, with these areas coated in addition to the UK – so consumers there have a selection of which Nord to go for.