OnePlus is preparing to launch a new lower-end Nord model, one of the most affordable devices in its offering. The OnePlus Nord N300 5G will adopt a modest hardware configuration, but it will also try to bring a few advantages, some of which you won’t find on even the most powerful flagships. For example, OnePlus has decided that fast charging will take priority over other features.
North N300 will continue in the direction of OnePlus budget models from previous years
The Verge reports that the OnePlus Nord N300 5G will launch with fast 33W wired charging, something the new Galaxy Z or iPhone 14 Pro models can’t match, as those models are limited to 25W. The phone will adopt a MediaTek chipset, probably a lower-end one, along with a 90Hz refresh rate display.
Most likely though, the new OnePlus Nord N300 will not be a major upgrade from the N200. It will just offer faster charging and probably a more capable processor. However, the screens could remain similar. Most likely, the N300 won’t get an OLED screen, as those are significantly more expensive. The launch is expected in November.
OnePlus’ North series has proven to be a successful one. The brand offers limited capabilities compared to its flagships, but keeps OxygenOS on all these devices, offering a similar software experience at a much lower price. Because of this, the Nord Series has become significantly more popular. Nord’s lineup expanded this year to include headphones, and more recently the first smartwatches under the brand have also appeared.
These are also the only Oppo phones sold in the US, the company’s main brand, being absent from stores in this region. Previously, Oppo representatives have said the US is one of the most difficult markets in the world.