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The next OnePlus Nord may reach the US this fall with a sub-$400 price

It would provide a 64MP main camera, 5G, and a 90Hz display, however.

Published onSeptember 16, 2020

OnePlus Nord Rear of the device in the hand at an angle
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  • A leak claims OnePlus will release a Nord phone in the US, the N10 5G, by the end of 2020.
  • It would be the first OnePlus phone with a 64MP camera, and would still have a 90Hz display.
  • It would use the slower Snapdragon 690 to help it reach a price under $400.

OnePlus hasn’t been shy about hinting at bringing future Nord phones to the US. Now, however, we might have an idea of what that entails. An Android Central source claims to have details of the first US-bound model, the Nord N10 5G.

Like its international counterpart, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G would have a roughly 6.5-inch 1080p, 90Hz display. However, it would make some tradeoffs. You’d get a 64MP main rear camera — one of the first in a OnePlus phone — but would have to make do with the Snapdragon 690 instead of the 765G in the current Nord.

You’d also find a 8MP wide-angle rear camera and two 2MP sensors (possibly for macro shots and portraits). The base model will reportedly start with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, much like the existing Nord.

Read more: OnePlus Nord vs iPhone SE: Which should you buy?

OnePlus code had hinted at a Snapdragon 690-based Nord before, but hadn’t linked it to a US model.

The lower-end Snapdragon may be key to the price. OnePlus is believed to be targeting a price under $400 for the Nord N10 5G, making it less expensive than the typical pricing for the phone you can buy today. That could be crucial when OnePlus will have to compete against a host of major devices in that price class, such as Apple’s iPhone SE and Google’s Pixel 4a.

There are no clues as to when the Nord 10 5G might arrive, provided the leak is accurate. AC speculated that it might get a release shortly after the debut of the OnePlus 8T. As many expect the 8T to premiere in late September or early October, you could be looking at a launch in the middle of the fall.

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