Back in November of last year, the upcoming successor to the OnePlus Nord N10 mid-ranger from 2020 was outed in all its glory through some CAD-based renders. Months have passed, and the Nord N20 still isn’t official, but that will change very soon.
Today OnePlus gave PCMag the image you can see below, which is an official render of the device. As usual, it turns out the leaks were on point – the design here is the same.
Alongside the image, the Chinese company also revealed that the handset would feature SuperVOOC fast charging and outed the specs of the Nord N20’s screen. It will be a 60 Hz AMOLED panel with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It’s a 6.43″ screen with FHD+ resolution. While OnePlus COO Kinder Liu didn’t outright say it, PCMag speculates that it was either going to be this 60 Hz AMOLED or a 90 Hz LCD panel instead, and the company picked the former over the latter.
The Nord N20 seems heavily targeted at the North American market, with Liu saying that the screen “offers low power consumption as well as better contrast, more vivid colors, and a wider color gamut than what is currently on sale in the North America affordable device market”.
That focus is no accident: the OnePlus Nord line has been a best seller at T-Mobile and MetroPCS since the N10 and N100 hit the shelves in February of last year. OnePlus sold more than 2.5 million Nord phones in the US last year.
Other rumored specs for the Nord N20, which OnePlus wouldn’t officially confirm at this stage, include the Snapdragon 695 SoC, a 48 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultrawide, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and weirdly enough OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 on board even though it’s 2022 already. Anyway, the phone should become available in the US before the end of this month.