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OnePlus Nord N100 launched: Price, specs, availability and more

Launching alongside the long-rumoured N10 5G, the OnePlus Nord N100 is the company’s most affordable phone to date, even undercutting 2015’s OnePlus X – OnePlus’ first-ever attempt at a mid-range device.

The focus of the Nord N100 seems to be as a means to bring the company’s exceptional OxygenOS user interface down to a more affordable price point. The question then is whether the more modest hardware of the N100 can still deliver a high-quality user experience, as we’ve come to expect from the brand.

When does the OnePlus Nord N100 launch?

As the rumours predicted, OnePlus announced both the OnePlus Nord N100 and the Nord N10 5G simultaneously on 26 October.

While a release in the US is expected (unlike the original Nord), currently we only know when the phone goes on sale in the UK and Europe, with a promised launch date of 10 November.

Related: OnePlus Nord review

How much does the OnePlus Nord N100 cost?

At £179 in the UK (approximately €200/US$235), the Nord N100 undercuts the £200 OnePlus X to land the title of the company’s most affordable phone ever.

As such, it’ll have to face up against the likes of its doppelgänger, the Oppo A53, as well as entries in our Best Budget Phone chart; like the fresh-faced Realme 7 and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9.

UK retailers include John Lewis, Amazon, (where it’s already available to pre-order) and Three. We’ll update this feature concerning international pricing and availability when we know more.

What features does the OnePlus Nord N100 offer?

For the price, you forgo 5G, as on its launch sibling, but the phone still packs a promising Snapdragon 400 series processor to keep its big-screened user experience ticking over, as well as a sizeable 5000mAh battery and a triple-camera setup.

OnePlus Nord N100 specs:

  • 6.52in 20:9 HD+ IPS LCD w/ Gorilla Glass 3
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • microSD expandability up to 256GB
  • Rear cameras:
    • 13Mp main sensor
    • 2Mp macro sensor
    • 2Mp monochrome sensor
  • 8Mp front-facing hole-punch camera
  • Android 10 w/ OxygenOS 10.5
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 18W fast charging
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 164.9 x 75.1 x 8.49mm
  • 188 grams
  • Colours: Midnight Frost

No mention of NFC is a bit of a disappointment on first impressions but dual stereo speakers and expandable memory are surprising inclusions for both the price and the brand respectively.

Related: OnePlus Nord N10 5G – All you need to know

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