OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 phones were introduced in Europe rather discreetly. This is unusual because the company normally indulges in heavy-duty teasing before launching new phones. However, OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 were launched without much fanfare. Both the phones feature hole-punch displays and come with stereo speaker support. Both new phones are initially going to be sold in Europe, though OnePlus has confirmed availability in North America at a later stage.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G is priced at GBP 329 (roughly Rs. 32,000) for the lone 6GB + 128GB storage model. It comes in a single Midnight Ice colour finish and is reported to be available first in Europe and later in North America. No announcement has been made on its availability in India.
OnePlus Nord N100, on the other hand, carries a price tag of GBP 179 (roughly Rs. 17,300) for the lone 4GB + 64GB storage model. It is offered in a Midnight Frost shade and will be available in the same markets as the OnePlus Nord N10 5G. OnePlus has not announced availability or pricing for the Indian market yet.
In contrast, OnePlus Nord was launched in India in July, priced at Rs. 24,999 for the 6GB + 64GB storage variant, Rs. 27,999 for the 8GB + 128GB storage option, and the top-of-the-line 12GB + 256GB storage model is priced at Rs. 29,999. The base variant is available in Gray Onyx, whereas the other two premium configurations are available in Blue Marble and Gray Onyx colour options. There is also a new Gray Ash model that is only available in the 12GB + 256GB storage configuration. It is available for purchase on Amazon and OnePlus.in.
All the three phones – OnePlus Nord N10 5G, OnePlus Nord N100, and OnePlus Nord – run on Android 10-based OxygenOS 10.5. OnePlus Nord N100 has the largest 6.52-inch display with a resolution of 720x1,600 pixels and 269ppi pixel density. OnePlus Nord N10 5G features a slightly smaller 6.49-inch FHD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) display with 405ppi pixel density whereas the OnePlus Nord has the smallest 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) display with 408ppi pixel density. All the three handsets have a hole-punch display, but OnePlus Nord has a pill-shaped cutout to house two selfie cameras.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM. OnePlus has provided 128GB of onboard storage on the Nord N10 5G that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB). On the other hand, OnePlus Nord N100 has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. OnePlus has offered 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Lastly, OnePlus Nord is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with up to 12GB LPDDR4x RAM. OnePlus Nord has up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage that doesn't support expansion via a microSD card.
In the camera department, OnePlus Nord packs a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 5-megapixel depth shooter. At the front, OnePlus Nord has a dual selfie camera setup that houses a 32-megapixel Sony IMX616 primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G also houses a quad rear camera setup, but it includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary ultra-wide sensor. The camera setup also includes dedicated 2-megapixel macro as well as monochrome shooters. For selfies and video chats, there is a 16-megapixel snapper at the front.
OnePlus Nord N100 comes with a triple camera setup that houses a 13-megapixel primary sensor, along with a 2-megapixel bokeh lens and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. For selfies and video chats, there is an 8-megapixel sensor at the front.
There is a 4,300mAh battery on OnePlus Nord N10 5G, whereas OnePlus Nord houses a slightly smaller 4,115mAh battery. Both these phones support Warp Charge 30T fast charging technology. OnePlus Nord N100 packs a 5,000mAh battery but supports 18W fast charging.
Connectivity options on the three phones include USB Type-C port, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord support NFC, whereas OnePlus Nord N100 lacks the same. 5G is only supported on the OnePlus Nord N10 5G.
OnePlus Nord comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, whereas OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100 come with rear-mounted fingerprint sensors.
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|Model||Nord N10 5G||Nord N100||Nord|
|Release date||26th October 2020||26th October 2020||21st July 2020|
|Launched in India||No||No||Yes|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4300||5000||4115|
|Colours||Midnight Ice||Midnight Frost||Blue Marble, Gray Onyx|
|Dimensions (mm)||-||-||158.30 x 73.30 x 8.20|
|Screen size (inches)||6.49||6.52||6.44|
|Protection type||-||-||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 690||Qualcomm Snapdragon 460||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||-|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512||-||-|
|Rear camera||64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel||13-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel||48-megapixel (f/1.75, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Rear flash||Yes||Yes||Dual LED|
|Front camera||16-megapixel||8-megapixel||32-megapixel (f/2.45, 0.8-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.45)|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 10||Android 10|
|Skin||OxygenOS 10.5||OxygenOS 10.5||OxygenOS 10.5|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.10||Yes, v 5.10||Yes, v 5.10|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||-||-||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||-||-||Yes|