Last year, the OnePlus 8 became the brand’s first smartphone to get certified for the Android Enterprise Recommended Program. This handset was soon followed by the expensive OnePlus 8 Pro and mid-range OnePlus Nord to join the initiative. Now, months later, OnePlus’ most affordable handsets ever are also part of this program.
After the OnePlus 8T launch, Chinese phone maker OnePlus announced its first-ever budget smartphones in the form of OnePlus Nord N100 and OnePlus Nord N10 5G respectively. As their name suggests, the former is limited to 4G but the latter comes with 5G connectivity.
Being budget devices, they don’t pack heavy specs to boast about. In fact, these smartphones pale in comparison with handsets from other Chinese OEMs. Worst of all, OnePlus has only promised a single Android update and two years of security patches.
For those unaware, the duo debuted with OxygenOS 10.5 based on Android 10 when Android 11 was already official. Hence, they will be only receiving a single major update to Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 sometime later this year after the OnePlus 7 series, OnePlus 7T series, and OnePlus Nord.
Despite all of these shortcomings, the OnePlus Nord N100 and OnePlus Nord N10 5G have been certified for the Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) program. Unlike the consumer models, the devices part of this initiative will be receiving security patches up until January 2023, which happens to be a few more months than the regular variant of these phones.
Anyway, both the consumer and enterprise versions will be getting a single major system update to OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11.
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