The next OnePlus Nord is rumored to have the OnePlus 8T’s 65W fast charging tech

The next OnePlus Nord is rumored to have the OnePlus 8T’s 65W fast charging tech

After a handful of high-end flagships, OnePlus finally got back into the mid-range market with the Nord, which packed a premium design in an affordable package. And there’s already been two more Nord devices with the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100. Needless to say, the Nord series has been one of 2020’s biggest smartphone surprises.

The good news is the Nord series will live on in 2021. According to a report from Android Central, OnePlus is gearing up to launch the OnePlus Nord SE, and not only will it feature improved specs, including a 4500mAh battery, but it will also support Warp Charge 65, the 65W charging tech that was introduced in the OnePlus 8T.

With support for Warp Charge 65, OnePlus Nord SE users should expect to fully charge the device’s (presumably two) batteries in under 40 minutes, or about the time it takes to watch an episode of The Mandalorian. For a mid-range device that will hopefully feature an affordable price, offering Warp Charge 65 is a good way to set the OnePlus Nord SE apart.

Android Central also claims the upcoming device will feature an AMOLED display, similar to the original Nord, and more closely match the hardware of the original Nord overall. The Nord N10 5G and Nord N100, by comparison, wound up launching with LCD panels.

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The report goes on to say the Nord SE will launch in India and the EU in early 2021, with no apparent plans to debut in the U.S. Unfortunately, that means folks in America will have to settle with the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100, and whatever follow-ups arrive next year. Both are good devices on paper but don’t quite match the same levels of value as the original OnePlus Nord.

With high-end flagships often crossing the $1,000 barrier, people have been yearning for more affordable options. The original OnePlus Nord is one of the best values out there, and it sounds like the Nords SE will be just as good — and the addition of Warp Charge 65 certainly won’t hurt.

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.