OnePlus Nord N100 has a 90Hz refresh rate option, the company has confirmed putting a rest to all the speculations. The Nord N100 was launched alongside the Nord N10 on October 26 for the US and European markets and takes the OnePlus Nord lineup to more affordable price points. At the time of launch, OnePlus revealed that the Nord N100 features a 60Hz refresh rate, however now it has retracted that information in light of the recent findings.
According to a report by Android Authority that noticed this after the purchasing the Nord N100, the phone does have an option to switch the refresh rate to 90Hz. This falls in line with earlier speculations that the N100 is a rebranded Oppo A53. A OnePlus representative confirmed that “The N100 is equipped with a 90Hz display. Actual refresh rate depends on settings, applications used, and processing limitations.”
The company hasn’t come through with why the 60Hz refresh rate was being advertised when there is an option to change it to 90Hz. Having said that, there is a possibility that the higher refresh rate would affect performance and battery life of the N100. What’s interesting here is that OnePlus is not revealing more details on the 90Hz option found on the N100 but it does hint that there are processing limitations involved.
There’s currently no word on the launch of the Nord N100 in India.
The OnePlus Nord N100 has a plastic body that measures 8.49 millimetres in thickness and weighs 188 grams. The phone is being offered in Midnight Frost colour. The N100 features a 6.52-inch display with HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) resolution and a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The screen is further topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection and has 90Hz refresh rate.
OnePlus Nord N100 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. This is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with an option to expand the storage by upto 256GB using microSD card. It runs on Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 out-of-the-box.
The N100 has a triple camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 13MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there’s an 8MP selfie camera with features like face unlock. The rear cameras can record 1080p videos at 30FPS but don’t support EIS.
It has stereo speakers, rear fingerprint reader and is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging out-of-the-box.