The OnePlus N20 5G Is Arriving On T-Mobile This April For Under $300!
OnePlus announced it's bringing a new Nord device to the US last Tuesday: the N20 5G. This model is a more budget-focused phone that will be exclusive to T-Mobile and its Metro prepaid brand. The model will arrive at T-Mobile starting April 28th for $282.
The N20 5G, like its N10 5G predecessor, runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 695 chipset, 128GB of storage, and 6GB of RAM. It's a step up from the more basic N200 5G of T-Mobile and it comes with a significant screen upgrade to a 6.4-inch OLED rather than last year's LCD panel.
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The screen also features 1080p resolution and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. As PCMag concluded 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.
Power-wise, the device concentrated on good performance while staying within the lines of a budget category. It runs on a 4,500mAh battery, 33W fast charging, and has a 64-megapixel main camera. The company claims it will be able to provide "a day's power in just half an hour" (versus 65W on the US version of the 10 Pro, which reported that a day's power for that device can be provided in 15 minutes).
The device operates on Android 11 but otherwise is a solid upgrade as a contender to Samsung's popular A-series budget phones.
To compare it with the OnePlus 10 Pro, which they began selling last week, the earlier featured a sharper 6.7-inch display with a variable LTPO refresh rate that can go up to 120Hz, runs on Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset with 8GB of RAM, and has a richer Hasselblad-tuned camera system with a 48-megapixel main shooter, 50-megapixel ultra-wide lens and 8-megapixel telephoto.
Similar to the 10 Pro, the N20 does sport an in-display fingerprint scanner and is equal in storage capacity. The N20's storage can also be expanded by up to 512GB. It is unclear, however, if the N20 will be water-resistant like the 10 Pro or support wireless charging.