I’m a bit out of touch these days with what carriers are doing, but the idea of an exclusive phone which is presumably locked to the carrier you’re on doesn’t have much appeal in my eyes, and that’s evidently what T-Mobile / Metro is pushing with the OnePlus Nord N200 5G phone.
Existing and new T-Mobile customers can pick one up for “free” when they trade in any device (giving a company something is not a definition of free,) or add a new line (also not a definition of free.)
At Metro anyone who switches to Metro can get in in stores, or if you’re an existing customer you know screw you pay them $60.
The new phones are a $216-240 value, and appear to be a fairly decent budget phone.
They should be in stores June 25, 2021.
(don’t quote me on this I’m pulling from multiple sources none of which agree entirely)
- 6.49″ FHD+ display / 90hz refresh
- 3x rear cameras (13MP, 2MP macro, 2MP mono?), 16MP front facing camera
- 18W fast charging
- Several Gs, at least 5 of them
- 64GB storage
- Snapdragon 480 SoC / 4GB RAM / 6x 1.8GHz 2x 2.04GHz
- MicroSD card slot to 256GB
- 5000mAh battery
- Side-mounted fingerprint reader / 3.5mm headphone jack, dual band GPS, BT 5.1
- Above specs mostly from GSM Arena