OnePlus is bringing a new Nord device to the US: the N20 5G will arrive at T-Mobile starting April 28th for $282. It will be exclusively available through the carrier, at least at first. The N20 5G, like the N10 5G that preceded it, includes a Snapdragon 600-series chipset, 128GB of storage, 6GB of RAM, and — naturally — 5G connectivity. It’s a step up from the more basic N200 5G — also sold at T-Mobile — and it comes with a notable screen upgrade to an OLED rather than last year’s LCD panel.
That 6.4-inch screen features 1080p resolution and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. That’s a slower rate than the N10 5G’s 90Hz panel, but that screen was an LCD — typically not as rich and contrast-y as an OLED. In that way, the N20 5G is an upgrade, and as PCMagconcluded from its chat with OnePlus COO Kinder Liu, the company likely concluded that it is too costly to offer a fast refresh rate and an OLED in the N20.
There’s not much else surprising about the N20 5G — its specs speak to a device focused on good performance within the limits of the budget category. There’s a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, a 4,500mAh battery, 33W fast charging, and a 64-megapixel main camera. It ships with Android 11, so it’s a step behind the times in that regard, but otherwise looks good on paper as a challenger to Samsung’s popular A-series budget phones.