With the OnePlus 10 Pro now on sale in China, it’s only a matter of time before we can get the phone in the US and UK. In the meantime, we can admire the now comprehensive list of enviable specs.
After pestering us with little bits of information for some time, OnePlus just gave us the full spec sheet, and boy, this is a pretty good phone. Our favorite parts include its ridiculously fast 80W charging, revised 120Hz display, and Hasselblad-tuned second-generation cameras.
That phone has a tough act to follow. After all, the OnePlus 9 Pro impressed us quite a bit. But until we get a chance to review it, here is what you need to know about the OnePlus 10 Pro.
What’s new in OnePlus 10 Pro (updated January 11)
- OnePlus OnePlus 10 Pro Final Reveal Has Released, Showing Full Specs List
- Now we know more about the features of the OnePlus 10 Pro camera.
- OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus 10 Pro will launch in China on January 11. He also showcased the phone’s design and reiterated his continued association with Hasselblad.
OnePlus 10 Pro release date and price
The OnePlus 10 Pro is available in China now and will go on sale officially on January 13. It has a starting price of 4699 yuan, which is a bit cheaper than the OnePlus 9 Pro’s starting price last year. The 10 Pro goes up to 5,299 yuan for the 12GB RAM / 256GB storage version, which is again cheaper than the 5,999 yuan that the top OnePlus 9 Pro cost at launch last year.
Converting currencies to calculate the price of a local phone is complicated, as there are different tax rates and other costs that make it more difficult to figure out than a simple conversion. However, based on the above figures, it seems that the OnePlus 10 Pro will be a bit cheaper than last year, even when it arrives in the US and the UK.
It’s unclear when the phone will launch beyond China, and we’re not sure if there will be a standard OnePlus 10 joining the OnePlus 10 Pro. Rumors have suggested the phone will launch in the US and other nations. in March or April after its launch in China.
OnePlus 10 Pro design
The appearance of the OnePlus 10 Pro has been revealed and reports of a “polished series 9They were not very far from reality.
While the OnePlus 10 Pro looks a bit like the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, there is a noticeable difference in the set of cameras. It is a fairly large square block housed in a remarkably raised protrusion. The bulge itself blends into the side of the phone, not unlike the contour cut design that Samsung popularized with its Galaxy S21 line.
Another thing we’ve learned from the OnePlus 10 Pro design reveal is that OnePlus’ continued partnership with Hasselblad remains firmly intact. That’s great news, as the Swedish lens specialist helped OnePlus dramatically improve the OnePlus 9 series cameras. We expect similar advancements with the OnePlus 10 Pro.
OnePlus will sell the OnePlus 10 Pro in two colors: Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest (Green).
Pantalla OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus goes back to using a 6.7-inch QHD screen for the OnePlus 10 Pro. But while the size hasn’t changed, a few other things have.
The phone screen will have a 120Hz refresh rate and will use the new LTPO 2.0 technology. After the first-gen LTPO panel on the OnePlus 9 Pro, which can dynamically scale from 120Hz to 1Hz when a fast refresh rate is not needed, LTPO 2.0 will also make the screen smoother overall.
It was not clear how this will work in practice, but Lau noted that LTPO 2.0 would facilitate a “new level of fluency.” However, this could be a boon for fast-action mobile gamers, or even those looking to take advantage of Nvidia GeForce Now RTX 3080 cloud-based game streaming.
OnePlus 10 Pro cameras
Hasselblad is once again collaborating with OnePlus for the OnePlus 10 Pro cameras.
The new phone features a 48MP main camera along with a 50MP ultra-wide-angle shooter and an 8MP telephoto lens with 3.3x optical zoom. That’s the same setup as the OnePlus 9 Pro, except for a dedicated monochrome lens that is being scrapped. However, a 150-degree field of view option has been added to the ultra-wide lens, which is much wider than what is normally seen on other smartphones.
The camera’s standout features include the ability to shoot in 10-bit color from any rear lens for more natural and accurate tones. An updated Hasselblad Pro mode lets you shoot in 12-bit RAW, and a new RAW Plus format combines enhanced detail with post-processing. A new Movie Mode for recording videos looks a lot like the Cinematic mode that Apple added to the iPhone 13 lineup, while the Master Style (sample shown below) is reminiscent of Apple’s Photo Styles feature.
The OnePlus 10 Pro also sports a 32MP front camera, a jump from the 16MP sensor on the OnePlus 9 Pro.
Of course, OnePlus will need to make sure it does a lot of work on the image signal processing and computational photography side to earn a spot on our list of best camera phones.
Specifications OnePlus 10 Pro
The OnePlus 10 Pro is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 promises 20% faster performance and 30% more energy efficiency than the Snapdragon 888 found inside the OnePlus 9. It is also expect improvements in game performance and AI.
As for memory, it comes in 8GB and 12GB versions. And there are two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. OnePlus is selling three versions of the phone in China: 8GB / 128GB, 8GB / 256GB, and 12GB / 256GB. However, we would expect only the 8GB / 128GB and 12GB / 256GB to be sold globally, as has been the case in previous years.
OnePlus 10 Pro battery and 80W charge
OnePlus has increased both the battery capacity and charging power of the OnePlus 10 Pro. The cell has now expanded from 4500 mAh to 5000 mAh, which combined with the more efficient display will mean that the new OnePlus will have a longer battery life. much better than the OnePlus 9 series, which has surprisingly weak longevity.
The already fast charging 65W used by OnePlus has now been increased to 80 W. That should keep the OnePlus 10 Pro at the top of the list of faster charging phones for the rest of the year. But perhaps most importantly, the OnePlus includes the charger in the box, so you’ll get that incredible speed by default.
Software OnePlus 10 Pro
The OnePlus 10 Pro will see a big change in the OnePlus lineup, thanks to the company having a closer relationship with sister brand Oppo. Both companies are poised to merge their respective versions of Android, Oxygen OS and Color OS, into a single unified operating system for smartphones.
Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 10 Pro will be the first OnePlus device to use the new operating system when it launches. It was also announced that older OnePlus devices, up to and including OnePlus 8, will eventually be able to be upgraded.
“By combining our software resources to focus on a unified and updated operating system for OnePlus and Oppo devices globally,” Lau said. “We will combine the strengths of both into an even more powerful operating system: the fast, smooth and no-load experience of OxygenOS and the stability and rich features of ColorOS.”
The new operating system maintains the Oxygen name, according to the official OnePlus 10 Pro specification sheet; Longtime OnePlus fans also hope that it will keep the same clean Android experience almost in stock.
OnePlus 10 Pro: perspective
On paper, it looks like the OnePlus 10 Pro could be one of the best phones of the year. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to prove or disprove that until the phone leaves China for its world debut in a few months.
Fast charging and display are likely to once again be the two strongest parts of the OnePlus 10 Pro experience. The new Oppo-ified software has us concerned about user experience, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The most important thing we want to evaluate is the cameras of the OnePlus 10 Pro, as it has stiff competition with the iPhone 13 Pro and the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The OnePlus 9 Pro marked a huge leap in the quality of the company’s photography, thanks to Hasselblad’s involvement. But the competition is stiff to make our list of the best camera phones.