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OnePlus Nord N10 5G Release Date, Price & Specs

The Nord N10 5G, as its name implies, is the company’s second-ever 5G-capable affordable Nord device and, among other things, the first of the Nord series to launch in the US.

The silence around the original Nord’s absence in the US was deafening when it launched in both Europe and India, back in July.

The US has an established OnePlus 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 fans at the time. With the arrival of the N10 5G, those fans will hopefully have been appeased.

When is the OnePlus Nord N10 5G release date?

Following extensive rumours, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 were officially unveiled in late October.

As for when the Nord N10 5G is set to go on sale, in markets including the UK, the phone was made available to pre-order on 14 November and hit general release on 27 November. However, OnePlus’ own website offered the phone a week earlier, on 20 November.

Despite the promise of US availability, no official date has been set for either device as yet – although it has been confirmed that they will launch Stateside, unlike the original Nord.

How much does the Nord N10 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 (€349 in Europe and around US$430, although final US pricing is still to be confirmed) in the UK, making it one of the cheapest 5G phones around.

UK retailers include John Lewis, Amazon and OnePlus.com. Here’s our full coverage on where to pick up the N10 5G

We’re also keeping tabs on the best OnePlus Nord deals here.

What features does the 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)
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • USB-C
  • 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).

It was also revealed by OnePlus that the N10 5G will only see one major OS update in its lifetime (to Android 11) and two years of security updates – one less than the company’s flagship devices (and the original Nord) enjoy.

We gave our initial impressions of both the N10 and its N100 sibling on our podcast, Fast Charge, so watch that right here if you want to know what we think:

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