OnePlus Nord N200 5G launched: A weaker OnePlus Nord CE 5G alternative only for North America
Last week, OnePlus revealed the Nord CE 5G, a stripped-back version of the Nord that the company released last year. OnePlus does not intend to sell the Nord CE 5G in North America, so the Nord N200 5G has taken its place. However, the two devices are quite different.
In short, North America is receiving a new OnePlus Nord smartphone with worse specifications than Europe and India. OnePlus has equipped the Nord N200 5G with a Snapdragon 480 5G SoC, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage, putting the device at a disadvantage compared to the Nord CE 5G. Additionally, the Nord N200 5G has an IPS display, while the Nord CE 5G has an AMOLED one. Both are 1080p and 90 Hz panels though, and the Nord N200 5G's is slightly bigger at 6.49-inches.
Conversely, the Nord N200 5G has a 5,000 mAh battery, 500 mAh larger battery than the Nord CE 5G's. The Nord N200 5G's advantages end there, though. The Nord N200 5G makes do with 18 W fast charging, instead of the Warp Charge 30T Plus that the Nord CE 5G supports. Also, OnePlus has equipped the device with four cameras: a 16 MP selfie shooter, a 13 MP primary camera and dual 2 MP sensors for macro shots and depth of field information.
The OnePlus Nord N200 5G runs Oxygen OS 11 out of the box and will begin shipping on June 25. The device will retail for US$249 and CAD$320. T-Mobile will carry the Nord N200 5G in the US, but it will also be available from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H and OnePlus.