OnePlus has launched the Nord N300 in the US. The new OnePlus Nord series phone is a budget smartphone offering for the western market. It arrives as a successor to the Nord N200, which was launched last year. The Nord N300 gets improvements in many areas. It is currently the most affordable OnePlus 5G smartphone in the US.
The Nord N300 gets a new MediaTek Dimensity SoC under the hood. The company has also improved the charging speed of its new Nord phone. Even the display is now slightly larger than the outgoing model. Let’s take a look at the OnePlus Nord N300 price, specifications and other details.
OnePlus Nord N300 Price and Specifications
The OnePlus Nord N300 has been launched in a single 4GB RAM variant with 64GB of internal storage. It is priced at $228 (roughly Rs 18,900). The Nord N300 comes in a single Midnight Jade colour option in the US.
It is unlikely to launch in India. The company could instead launch more affordable 5G smartphones under the Nord CE series in India.
The Nord N300 comes with a polycarbonate back. The phone sports a flat frame design. It has the volume buttons on the left edge, whereas the power button is located on the right side.
On the back, the Nord N300 has a rectangular camera module for the dual-camera setup. It comes with a 48MP primary camera sensor along with a 2MP depth sensor. The Nord N300 also features a waterdrop notch at the top for the front camera. This could be seen as a downgrade as the Nord N200 featured a hole-punch cutout at the top left corner.
There is a 6.56-inch IPS LCD with an HD+ resolution. The phone features support for a 90Hz refresh rate. It comes with an 8MP front camera sensor. Under the hood, the Nord N300 has a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. The choice of chipset ensures that the Nord N300 gets 5G support. It also packs a 5000mAh battery under the hood. There is support for 33W fast charging as well. The company has provided the charger in the box. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner along with support for AI face unlock.
Users who get the Nord N300 will experience Oxygen OS based on Android 13 out of the box. The new update gets a new design, which OnePlus calls an Aquamorphic Design. The new update gets support for many features along with the design changes. There is a new AI system booster with a smarter memory management system that allows users to switch between apps faster. The update also introduces a new smart launcher, which lets users access apps from folders faster by making folders and their contents larger on the home screen. You can click here to know more about the new Oxygen OS 13 features.
Are Indian Users Missing Out on Something?
Not really. There are plenty of smartphones available in India with a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. These include phones from Realme, POCO and Redmi. These devices also feature a Full HD+ resolution compared to the Nord N300’s HD+ screen. Even the battery capacity and the charging speed is on far with most smartphones priced at around Rs 15,000 in India.
The only differentiator is the software experience. OnePlus’ most affordable smartphone in India is the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G, which runs Android 12-based Oxygen OS 12 out of the box. There is no word on when the device will get the new Android 13 update. Judging by OnePlus’ previous rollout history, it could be a long wait for Nord CE 2 Lite 5G users before they receive the new Oxygen OS 13 update.