When OnePlus announced it would be getting back to its roots and delivering a high-powered mid-range phone in the OnePlus Nord, fans were obviously excited. However, the hopes of fans in the United States were dashed when the company confirmed that there wouldn’t be a US OnePlus Nord.
Related: OnePlus Nord review: Get it for Oxygen OS and value for money
To be clear, the company did confirm that there would be other phones in the Nord series that it would bring to the US. OnePlus has yet to formally announce such a phone, though.
That got us thinking: are you excited about the possibility of a US OnePlus Nord? What about one that would directly compete with the likes of the Google Pixel 4a and the iPhone SE? We conducted one of our usual online surveys to find out how our readers feel about this, and the results are below.
US OnePlus Nord budget phone survey results
There were four possible answers to a simple question: would you buy a sub-$400 US OnePlus Nord? The possible answers were:
- Yes, immediately
- Yes, if the specs were decent
- No, I wouldn’t buy a first-gen model
- No, I have no interest
You can see the results in the pie charts above. Interestingly, there are some notable differences between the poll we ran here at Android Authority and the same poll on Twitter. It appears that many more Twitter users have no interest in a US OnePlus Nord, at least when compared to our readers here.
Regardless, the two polls make it clear that the majority of people are at the very least interested in a OnePlus Nord, whether that’s buying immediately or waiting to see a spec sheet. Conversely, the fewest number of people wouldn’t buy a Nord in the US because it would be a first-generation device. Apparently, that’s not a deciding factor for too many of you.
Some of your comments
As usual, the poll results only tell part of the story. Below are some comments from you about a US OnePlus Nord that we thought we should highlight.
No. Just keep making the OnePlus 7 Pro for $399 instead. Why can’t everyone get this brilliant idea?
They’re randomly doing hard restarts (look it up). Glad I didn’t buy one.
Yes, if it has good specs, then I can go back to OnePlus.
While it has better specs, I don’t know if I can part ways with Samsung.
Only if they add a headphone jack.