OnePlus Nord N200 Will Only Receive One Major Android Update But Three Years of Security Patches

Android 12 will be the first and last Android update for the handset.


OnePlus launched the OnePlus Nord N200 5G last week in select markets including the US, and Canada. It is the successor to the entry-level Nord N100 smartphone. The Nord N200 brings some major upgrades compared to its predecessor, such as 5G connectivity, and an FHD+ display. But, OnePlus is still promising just one Android version upgrade for the handset, similar to its predecessor. As of now, OnePlus Nord N200 boots OxygenOS 11, based on Android 11. Going by this, Android 12 update will be the last Android version update for the handset. However, the device will receive security patch updates for three years.

Android 12 will be the last Android update for OnePlus Nord N200 5G!

The OnePlus Nord N200 5G will receive only one Android update, and Android 12 will be the first and last Android update for the handset. The company promises three years of security patch updates for the device, but it hasn’t mentioned anything about the frequency of security patch updates.

OnePlus’s track record has not been up to the mark when it comes to the budget Nord lineup. Last year’s Nord N100 is yet to receive Android 11 update, as 9to5Google report points out. However, we can expect things to change this time around considering the company announced deeper integration with Oppo in order to roll out updates faster.

OnePlus Nord N200 5G: Specifications, Features, and Price

OnePlus Nord N200 5G features a 6.49-inch FHD+ LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, and a punch-hole notch on the top left corner. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC, coupled with an integrated Adreno 619 GPU.

The smartphone is equipped with a triple rear camera setup, and an LED flash. The primary shooter on the handset is a 13MP sensor that gets accompanied by a 2 MP macro, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. For selfies, the device offers a 16MP front shooter. The Nord N200 5G is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.

The handset has a 3.5mm audio jack, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a USB Type-C charging port, but it doesn’t have an alert slider. The Nord N200 5G retails only in 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage variant, which is priced at $239.99 (approx Rs. 17,790). The smartphone will go on sale in Canada, and the US starting June 25th.