OnePlus Nord N20 is released as an unlocked 5G phone for the first time
OnePlus touts its Nord N20 as an excellent entry point into the 5G smartphone market. Then again, this route has only ever gone through T-Mobile in the US thus far. However, it is now available in the same country as a carrier-unlocked device through its own brand as well as other sellers such as Amazon from now.
The Nord N20 5G is one of OnePlus' lesser-spotted US market exclusives, and is also an increasingly rare microSD card slot-touting smartphone. Now, it is also compatible with more SIM cards as well thanks to its freshly-released unlocked variant.
These SKUs of the Nord N20 are thus an option for customers on services such as Google Fi, AT&T, Mint Mobile or Simple Mobile, albeit unfortunately not Verizon (not even on 4G/LTE), depending on their plans and preferences. They are available at the phone's full retail price of US$299 on platforms such as Amazon and Best Buy as well as OnePlus' own US store.
On that note, that last option also comes with an offer of 20% off a pair of Nord Buds to go with a buyer's new N20, although OnePlus does not specify when this offer might expire.
Alternatively, the new Nord-series variant (still available in just one Smoke Blue colorway everywhere it is now sold) is also still available through T-Mobile for as little as $0 down, depending on a customer's plan.
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