OnePlus ‘ Nord series should make the brand more accessible to consumers who would rather not smash hundreds of euros on a high-end phone. A successor to the Nord N10 5G that was launched in October for 350 euros is already on its way, via OnLeaks we already get a first look at the design of ‘Ebba’.
OnePlus Nord N1 5G
The Nord range now consists of three phones, the OnePlus Nord, Nord N10 5G and the cheapest device, the Nord N100. With this product series, OnePlus wants to offer the performance that the consumer is accustomed to from the brand, without charging high-end prices. OnePlus’ Nord N100, for example, is sold for 149 euros, making it the entry-level model. Just above that, the Nord N10 5G can be found for 299 euros. For this latter device, OnePlus would work on a successor, as appeared from a tweet by Max Jambor last month.
Steve Hemmerstoffer, a trusted rumor known as OnLeaks, confirms these rumors of a Nord N10 5G successor with four renders of the alleged OnePlus Ebba. In Hemmerstoffer’s CAD-based renders, we see an OnePlus phone with a flat-screen and a glossy back, which is presumably made of plastic. OnLeaks says about the screen that it probably has a 6.49-inch diagonal and contains a hole-punch notch.
3.5mm port is retained
On the back of the OnePlus Nord N10 5G successor, which will probably be sold as the Nord N1 5G, we also see a camera module with three sensors in a vertical orientation. In addition to the 3 sensors, we also find space in the module for the LED flash.
From the back, we turn to the bottom of the Nord N1 5G, where there is room for a USB-C port, the speaker and a 3.5 mm audio port. On the sides of the N1, you will find the fingerprint scanner (right), as well as the power button and volume buttons (left). OnePlus would have made the frame of the Ebba from metal, says OnLeaks.
Launch OnePlus Nord N1 5G
For the design of the N10 5G successor, OnePlus seems to be conservative. Perhaps more emphasis is placed on the specifications with the Nord N1, but given our experience with the Nord N10 5G, it is questionable whether a specification upgrade is enough to allow the N1 to play in the midrange segment.
When OnePlus plans to introduce the Nord N10 successor is unknown. Given that the manufacturer will introduce the 9 series on March 23, it seems unlikely that another OnePlus event will take place in the ‘short term. At the same time, it seems unlikely to us that the Nord N1 5G will be launched in October, one year after the launch of the Nord N10 5G and N100, given that the first renders have since leaked and development is now at an advanced stage.