OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 launched in the United States for US$299 and US$179, respectively
The United States and Canada often miss out on a lot of value for money smartphones launched by the likes of OnePlus, Xiaomi and others. It doesn't look like Xiaomi phones will make it into those markets anytime soon, though. OnePlus promised that it would bring the low-cost OnePlus Nord N100 and Nord N10 5G to the United States and Canada. Both phones will be up for grabs in the countries soon, but only via T-Mobile and its subsidiary Metro. Given the carrier-driven nature of the market, the availability of carrier-unlocked variants seems unlikely.
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G retails for US$299, which is significantly lower than its European price tag of €349(US$429). It is one of the few 5G-ready smartphones on T-Mobile that breaches the sub-US$500 mark, with only the Google Pixel 4a 5G retailing at US$499. One might argue that the Google Pixel 4a 5G is an objectively better choice with its OLED screen, better-specced Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, camera prowess and top-of-the-line software support. The only thing the OnePlus Nord N10 5G has going for it, other than the cheaper price tag, is its 90Hz display.
With a price tag of US$179, the OnePlus Nord N100 is also cheaper in the United States compared to Europe (US$244), but by a narrower margin. Interestingly enough, the device is yet to make an appearance on T-Mobile's official website, but we can expect it to show up soon. The OnePlus Nord N100 outclasses similarly-priced entry-level offerings such as the LG K51, Samsung Galaxy A11, and Galaxy A10e. However, the US$192 T-Mobile REVVL 4+ should give it a run for its money, as it has a better chipset and camera setup.
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