OnePlus confirmed some specs and showed a render of the Nord N20 to PCMag

Successor of the N10 5G will get an AMOLED display this time


07-04-2022, 00:00 CEST

For the first time, OnePlus confirmed to PCMag that the Nord N20 will get a 6.43" full HD AMOLED display, running at 60Hz. In the display, there's a fingerprint scanner. OnePlus also sent an image of the Nord N20. Further, OnePlus' COO Kinder Liu said that the N20 will feature SuperVOOC charging, which is 65W, but that's not confirmed. It may as well be 30W charging due to US regulations. We've updated the spec table at the bottom of this article.

OnLeaks surprised many people by publishing the renders of the 10 Pro almost a week ago, but now he surprised yet again by publishing the renders and specifications of the Nord N10 5G successor: the Nord N20 5G.

Credits: 91Mobiles/Onleaks

As we can see, the phone has a flat display (unlike on the Nord N10 5G, which was slightly curved), with a single punchhole at the top left, and three cameras on the back. The sides of the phone reminds us a bit of stainless steel, which is often used on iPhones.

Credits: 91Mobiles/Onleaks

Furthermore, we can see the volume buttons and SIM card tray on the left side of the phone (viewed from the front of the phone). On the right side of the phone we can see the power button. It's unfortunate to see that OnePlus again did seem to decide to not put the alert slider on this mid-range phone, as it can be seen as a unique selling point.

Credits: 91Mobiles/Onleaks

When we look at the bottom, we can see a USB Type-C port, along with a headphone jack, a microphone and speaker grill. There's a second microphone on the top of the device, which is usually used for noise cancellation. The phone will measure 159.8 x 73.1 x 7.7mm (9.6mm including rear cameras), according to OnLeaks.

On the back of the phone, we can see the centred OnePlus logo, not too far away from the cameras. As previously mentioned, the device features three cameras. The two bigger sensors also differ in size if we look closely, which may indicate that one has OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) while the other doesn't. The one with a bigger opening is probably the 48MP primary camera. Furthermore, the other two cameras on the back are said to be 2MP shooters. One is maybe a macro camera while the other one could be a depth sensor. It is worth noting that the Nord N10 5G features four back cameras, which seems a downgrade in terms of the amount (just like with the 10 Pro compared to the 9 Pro, as we wrote in our article.) The front camera is a 16MP one. We can also see a flashlight on the back. The phone will come in two colours: grey and purple.

Because this time around, the fingerprint scanner will be behind the display, this could very much indicate that the Nord N20 5G will have an AMOLED-display. That's because the pixel density of AMOLED-panels is higher than on LCD-panels, enabling the fingerprint scanner to take a better photo of your fingerprint. The AMOLED display is said to be 6.43". While nothing is known about the Nord N20 5G screen refresh rate, the Nord N10 5G screen featured a 90 Hz refresh rate, and OnePlus previously said that all new OnePlus phones will get at least a 90Hz refresh rate, so we don't expect it to be lower than that. The SoC will also be upgraded: the previously used Snapdragon 690 (which the Nord N10 5G has) will make room for the newly announced Snapdragon 695, which - according to Qualcomm - should be 30% faster than its predecessor.

For your convenience, we've put the specs in a table.

SoC Snapdragon 695
Display 6.43" AMOLED (non-curved), 60Hz, full HD
Cameras back 48MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera front 16MP
Charging 65W (likely 30W in the US)
Fingerprint scanner In-display
Size 159.8 x 73.1 x 7.7mm (9.6mm including rear cameras)
Colours Grey and purple
Others USB-C, headphone jack, single bottom-fired speaker

We'll update this article accordingly once new information becomes available.