The affordable OnePlus Nord N100, which has recently been for sale in the Netherlands, still has a smooth 90Hz screen. This is striking, because OnePlus previously reported that the phone has a standard 60Hz display.
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OnePlus Nord N100 has 90Hz screen
The 199 euro-costing OnePlus Nord N100 has a screen with a higher refresh rate of 90Hz, the website writes Android Authority. A special discovery, since OnePlus previously told the website that the N100 has a standard 60Hz screen. Nevertheless, a 90Hz option is present in the screen settings of the smartphone. If you switch it on, the display will be refreshed more often and animations and images will look smoother.
Also on the test device of Android Planet a 90Hz function is available. You switch this on – just like with other OnePlus phones, which also have a smoother screen – via ‘Settings> Screen> Advanced> Refresh rate’. The screenshots below show that a 90Hz option will then appear on the screen.
It’s not entirely clear why OnePlus didn’t mention the 90Hz display at the launch of the Nord N100, but Android Authority speculates it’s likely related to the N100’s less powerful hardware.
The OnePlus phone has a modest Snapdragon 460 chip, which may not be powerful enough to always provide a smooth experience. OnePlus now also says the refresh rate depends on the settings and the apps you use at that time. The Snapdragon 460 processor is intended for budget phones and is also found in the Nokia 3.4 and Motorola Moto E7 Plus, for example.
More about the OnePlus Nord N100
The OnePlus Nord N100 has been available in the Netherlands since last week and is especially notable for its large 6.53-inch screen and hefty 5000 mAh battery. The resolution is relatively low at 1600 by 720 pixels, although this is good for the performance and battery life of the N100. The smartphone also supports fast charging (with 18 Watt), has a triple camera on the back and unlocks with a fingerprint scanner.
Just like the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, a more expensive smartphone that appeared at the same time, the N100 runs on Android 10. Remarkably, because this is not the latest Android version and the device receives far fewer updates than other OnePlus phones. Where devices such as the OnePlus Nord and 8T receive two major version updates and security updates for three years, the N100 is supported for less.
The device will only receive an update to Android 11 and two years of security updates, which also applies to the Nord N10 5G. Many smartphones in this price range, from for example Nokia, Samsung or Oppo, receive more and more updates. The regular OnePlus Nord, which is a few tens more expensive than the N10 5G, can also count on a better update policy.
Android Planet will soon come with a review of the affordable OnePlus Nord N100. Our review of the OnePlus Nord N10 5G can already be read and in the accompanying video review (see below) we tell you everything about the smartphone.