In this post we are going to cover:

  • Technical comparison between Ledger Nano S Plus, Nano S, Nano X
  • When it will release
  • Why you might want one
  • Ledger-Live Software

Plus more... Read on to learn everything you need to know about Ledger Nano S Plus.



Wondering if you should pick up the Ledger Nano S Plus when it comes out?

Update May 2022: Leger Nano S Plus is now available on the Privacy Pros store.

Is it worth the increased cost over the Nano S?

What new features does it offer for the money?

The Ledger Nano S Plus is sleek, sturdy, and most of all, convenient. It features a better screen and a killer feel in the hand.

But is it really worth the extra money over the Nano S?

In this exhaustive Nano S Plus review, find out everything you need to know about Ledger’s third generation hardware wallet.

Ledger Nano S Plus hardware wallet

Pros

  • User friendly
  • USB-C cable
  • Improved display over Nano S
  • Device must be connected for all operations
  • Multi-signature Support
  • Device times out after a period of inactivity
  • Passphrase support
  • Ongoing development from Ledger and third party platforms

Cons

  • Increased Cost
  • Doesn't validate change addresses on the device itself
  • Indirect encouragement of address re-use
  • No Bluetooth

Pros

Cons

  • User friendly
  • Increased Cost
  • USB-C cable
  • Doesn't validate change addresses on the device itself
  • Improved display over Nano S
  • Indirect encouragement of address re-use
  • Device must be connected for all operations
  • No Bluetooth
  • Multi-signature Support
  • Device times out after a period of inactivity
  • Passphrase support
  • Ongoing development from Ledger and third party platforms


Who Should Buy a Ledger Nano S Plus?

  • Users who want a wallet with multi-signature support
  • Users who own many coins
  • Users who want to hold NFTs

Basics of the Ledger Nano S Plus

The Nano S Plus is Ledger’s third hardware wallet in its Nano series, a line of small, pocket-sized HD wallets.


Let’s take a look at some of the Nano S Plus specs below:

  • Supports a wide variety of cryptocurrencies using the native Ledger Live software
  • Hard drive holds up to 100 crypto assets at a time
  • USB-C port
  • Windows 8+, macOS 10.10+ and Linux systems (non-ARM processors).
  • Desktop Only
  • Screen resolution of 128 x 64px
  • Pre-orders in early 2022

The Nano S Plus provides cold storage by creating and storing your wallet’s private keys offline.

But before we go too deep, take a look at Nano S Plus alternatives available today:

COMPARISON

Ledger Nano X

Ledger Nano X

  • SCREEN:
  • RELEASED: 2019
  • PRICE: $139
  • BLUETOOTH:
Blockstream Jade

Blockstream Jade

  • SCREEN:
  • RELEASED: 2021
  • PRICE: $150
Ledger Nano S

Ledger Nano S

  • SCREEN:
  • RELEASED: 2016
  • PRICE: $79
Trezor Model T

Trezor Model T

  • SCREEN:
  • RELEASED: 2018
  • PRICE: $320
  • TOUCH SCREEN:

Comparison to Nano S and Nano X

The Nano S Plus can be thought of as a sort of “middle child” between the original Nano S product and its more advanced Nano X counterpart.

Ledger Nano S Plus vs nano x and nano s

That’s because the Nano S Plus offers some of the features of Nano X and some of the limitations of the Nano S.

Ledger Nano Products Compared

Feature

Nano S

Nano S+

Nano X

Screen Resolution

128 × 32px

128 × 64px

128 × 64px

Battery Life

No Battery

No Battery

8 hours (standby)

Bluetooth

None

None

Yes

Price

$69

$89

$159

Connection Type

Micro-USB

USB-C

USB-C

Capacity

Up to 3 apps

Up to 100 apps

Up to 100 apps

Token Support

5500

5500

5500

Secure Element

Certified secure element (CC EAL5+)

Certified secure element (CC EAL5+)

Certified secure element (CC EAL5+)

Certification

ANSSI

ANSSI

ANSSI

Pin Code Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Backup Format

BIP39 24-word Phrase

BIP39 24-word Phrase

BIP39 24-word Phrase

Weight

16.2g

Unknown

34g

Dimensions

56.95mm × 17.4mm × 9.1mm

Unknown

72mm × 18.6mm × 11.75mm

Supported OS

Windows 8+, macOS 10.10+ and Linux systems (non-ARM processors).

Windows 8+, macOS 10.10+ and Linux systems (non-ARM processors).

Windows 8+, macOS 10.10+ and Linux systems (non-ARM processors).

Ledger Nano S Plus VS Nano X

ledger live integrations 2022

The Nano X and Nano S Plus both feature a hard drive that can hold up to 100 different crypto wallets.

They also feature the same 128 x 64px screen.

When it comes to the body of the the Nano S Plus, it shares a similarly sleek build to the Nano X, but with a matte finish instead of Nano X’s glossy finish.

Another point of difference is the layout of the buttons. On the Nano X, big round buttons sit on either side of the screen. Whereas the Nano S Plus places the buttons on top of the unit, and they are much smaller (similar to the Nano S).

That means navigating the Nano S Plus offers a less premium feel than the Nano X.

Both units offer a USB-C connection type.

Perhaps the biggest difference between the two units is Bluetooth support. Nano X has it. Nano S Plus doesn’t. So if having wireless wallet management is important to you, go ahead and buy that Nano X now. The Nano S Plus is not the wallet you are looking for.

The other big difference is the Nano X’s 8 hour batter. The Nano S Plus has not battery at all, so don’t expect to be using it on the go, unless you have some way to connect it to your android phone.

Price is the final difference. The Nano X will cost you around $140. We don’t have a price for the Nano S Plus yet, but we expect it to be about $100.

Ledger Nano S Plus VS Nano S

ledger live integrations 2022

The Nano S Plus offers a much larger hard drive than the Nano S, which can only hold 3 crypto wallets at a time.

If you are just holding, say, Bitcoin and Ethereum, then that won’t matter to you, but its worth considering if you plan on acquiring more coins. The Nano S Plus can hold over 100 wallets at a time.

The screen resolution is another big difference. The Nano S Plus features a 128 x 64px screen resolution, whereas the old Nano S only gives you a 128 x 32px screen resolution.

Finally, the Nano S Plus features a USB-C type connection, which feels nicer than the Nano S’s micro-USB connection type.

Now, lets talk similarities between the Nano S and the S+.

First, neither devices support Bluetooth connectivity or internal battery. This means you must have the Nano S Plus physically connected to a powered device in order to use the wallet at all.

Similarly, both devices feature small navigation buttons on top of the unit, instead of the big buttons on either side of the screen, like the Nano X has.

As for price, the Nano S sells for about $79. For the Nano S Plus, again, we have no pricing form Ledger yet, but we are expecting it to cost around $100.

Finally, they both feature a matte finish, as opposed to the Nano X’s glossy finish. One point of difference between the build of the Nano S and S+ is the the small lip on the edge of the S+ and the rounded edge of the chassis. The Nano S has no lip and a completely square body.

Similarities Between All Nano Products

All of the wallets feature the following:

  • Certified Secure Element (CC EAL5+)
  • Independently ANSSI Certification
  • PIN Code Support
  • 24-word recovery Phrase support
  • Compatibility with 50+ third-party wallets
  • Native Ledger live support for over 5,500 cryptos

Ledger Nano S Plus Price

There is no announced price yet for the Nano S Plus, but we do know it will be somewhere between the price of the Nano S ($79) and the Nano X ($139).

We estimate Ledger will price the unit around $100 USD.

We will update this page as soon as we know more about the pricing.

The real question is: is the increased price worth the added features the Nano S Plus offers?

Ledger Nano S Plus Release Date

We don’t yet know when the Ledger Nano S Plus is coming out, but we know pre-orders open at the beginning of 2022, and so we expect the Nano S Plus to ship sometime in Q1 of 2022.

This is only an estimate though, so get your pre-orders in!

Storing NFTs

One of the more exciting announcements out of the Nano S Plus reveal was the ability to seamlessly store NFT assets on the Nano S Plus and other Ledger devices.

All viewable right inside Ledger Live!

All you have to do is go into your ETH wallet (or other NFT supporting blockchain) and select “See All NFT”.

eth wallet see nft ledger live

From there, you will be taken to a screen that shows off all your NFTs in one convenient dashboard. All NFT metadata is pulled from the creator.

If you want to inspect one of your NFTs closer, you can do so by selecting it.

NFT list ledger live

From here, you’ll be shown information about your NFT in a sleek and easy to understand UI.

view NFT ledger live

From here, you can view all the marketplaces where you can sell that NFT and list it right from Ledger live.

rarity and opensea on ledger live

You can also send the NFT to someone else from this screen too.

Send NFT ledger live

With Ledger Live, confirming transactions for sent NFTs is secure and easy to understand. It feels just like sending Bitcoin or other cryptos from Ledger Live.

confirming nft transaction from ledger live

And Ledger is adding many more integrations with Ledger Live and the Nano S Plus in the coming year, such as FTX and Rarity, so be on the lookout for your favorites.

ledger live integrations 2022

Nano S Plus Supported Coins

Ledger currently supports over 5,500 coins, including these larger cap projects and all ERC20 tokens.

Supported coins table

If you are interested in the entire exhaustive list of coins supported by both of the Ledger Nano devices, see our blog post here.

TL;DR: Ledger supports Bitcoin, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum (along with all ERC20 tokens) as well as all the largest coins, including:

  • Bitcoin Cash
  • EOS
  • Stellar
  • Litecoin
  • Tether
  • Tron
  • Cardano
  • IOTA
  • Binance coin
  • Monero
  • Dash
  • Neo
  • And over 1000 more

OS and Hardware Support with Ledger Nano S Plus

  • Android
  • IOS
  • OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Trezor

Verdict

The Ledger Nano S Plus is a good middle ground between the Ledger Nano X and Nano S.

While we don’t know a price yet, given the features, we can make a reasonable estimation on the price to be around $100.

That is a fair price for what you are getting with this hardware wallet mixed with the good reputation Ledger has.

The quality of life improvements of the S+ come at a premium, but it may be worth it to you if you are storing lots of different coins, but don’t want Bluetooth.

Pros

  • User friendly
  • USB-C cable
  • Improved display over Nano S
  • Device must be connected for all operations
  • Multi-signature Support
  • Device times out after a period of inactivity
  • Passphrase support
  • Ongoing development from Ledger and third party platforms

Cons

  • Increased Cost
  • Doesn't validate change addresses on the device itself
  • Indirect encouragement of address re-use
  • No Bluetooth

Pros

Cons

  • User friendly
  • Increased Cost
  • USB-C cable
  • Doesn't validate change addresses on the device itself
  • Improved display over Nano S
  • Indirect encouragement of address re-use
  • Device must be connected for all operations
  • No Bluetooth
  • Multi-signature Support
  • Device times out after a period of inactivity
  • Passphrase support
  • Ongoing development from Ledger and third party platforms