The Nord N10 5G is the first OnePlus phone to get the January security update

Oneplus Nord N10 5g Lifestyle 2a
Oneplus Nord N10 5g Lifestyle 2a (Image credit: OnePlus)

What you need to know

  • The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is receiving its first update for 2021.
  • It's being delivered in a phased manner in Europe and North America.
  • It's also the first OnePlus phone to get the ANdroud January 2021 security patch.

OnePlus has started rolling out OxygenOS 10.5.9 to the OnePlus Nord N10 5G. It'll be the first update for the phone this year, but is more or less a bug fixing updates that's aimed at tweaking stability and power consumption. It'll also be the first of the OnePlus phones to get the January 2021 security patch, wih the higher-priced phones still yet to be updated.

Sharing the news on the OnePlus forums, the company said the update would bring " optimized power consumption and "further improved network stability."

The update will roll out in North America and Europe, users should look out for build numbers 10.5.9.BE89BA in Europe and 10.5.9.BE86AA in North America.

The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is OnePlus's cheapest phone so far. It's aimed at a more budget-conscious audience than the mainline Nord and is specced accordingly. That said, at least the company's update pace remains decent even on its lower end phones.

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OnePlus Nord N10 5G

The Nord N10 5G is still very much a budget phone, but it punches higher than the N100. There's 5G, the screen is FullHD+ with a 90Hz refresh rate, and it has a bit more RAM and a more comfortable 128GB of base storage. it'll cost you a lot more than the Nord N100, but you are getting a bit more bang for your buck here.

Michael Allison