The OnePlus 10 and OnePlus 10 Pro went official with a China-specific launch on January 11, ahead of an international release that’s expected to come toward the end of March. However, ahead of the global reveal, we already know everything about the OnePlus flagship of 2022.
Here’s all you need to know about the OnePlus 10 Pro.
OnePlus 10 series release date
The OnePlus 10 and OnePlus 10 Pro launched in China on January 11. According to the latest news, the global launch is likely to follow at the end of March. The OnePlus 9 series was launched internationally in March 2021, so the timeline here lines up. There is currently no word on the vanilla OnePlus 10 launch.
An all-new design
The OnePlus 9 series introduced a new camera module that was located at the top-left corner of the back — shifting from the top-middle location on the OnePlus 8 series. The camera module is staying put, but with a twist. The OnePlus 10 Pro has borrowed design elements from the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
The OnePlus flagship has a camera module melding into the right edge. The device has curvier edges, which is different from the flat-edged trend of the latest iPhone 13 series. The curves should help with ergonomics. It looks similar to its predecessor on the front, with curved edges and slim bezels at the top and bottom. The renders have also shown a selfie shooter located in the hole-punch cutout.
The OnePlus 10 Pro comes in a new forest green color option alongside a black color variant. The alert slider and power button lie on the right edge. The volume rocker is still on the left. There is no room for the headphone jack, and that’s largely been eliminated from most flagship phones anyway. Both OnePlus 10 models will have a USB-C port, SIM tray, and speaker grille placed at the bottom.
OnePlus 10 Pro display and performance
The OnePlus 10 Pro features all top-notch specs. The smartphone will sport a Fluid AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. It uses an LTPO 2.0 panel, which is claimed to deliver a new level of smoother screen experience. An LTPO display can clock down from a 120Hz refresh rate to as low as 1Hz based on content, helping improve the battery life.
It’s powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which is built using the 4nm manufacturing process. It is claimed to be the first mobile chipset to incorporate a 10-Gigabit modem-RF combo. It supports LPDDR5 RAM, so we can expect the OnePlus 10 Pro to use the standard for its memory needs.
OnePlus 10 Pro camera and battery
As for the optics, the OnePlus flagship sports a triple rear camera setup. It is led by a 48MP primary sensor, which is accompanied by a 50MP ultrawide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens with 3.3x zoom. To recall, the OnePlus 9 Pro featured a 48MP primary camera, a 50MP ultrawide camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, and a 2MP monochrome camera. It seems like OnePlus has decided against including a monochrome camera on the 10 Pro. The OnePlus 10 Pro will have a 32MP selfie shooter.
As for other specifications, the smartphone packs a 5,000mAh battery and support for Oppo’s SuperVooc tech with 80W wired fast charging. There’s also 50W AirVOOC wireless fast charging and reverse charging On the software side of things, the OnePlus 10 Pro has Android 12 built on ColorOS. The smartphone also gets dual stereo speakers, NFC for mobile payments, and Bluetooth 5.2.
Other OnePlus 10 details, including price, are scarce
The OnePlus 10 base model is expected to be a step down in terms of specs and have a lower price. We haven’t seen leaked renders of the vanilla OnePlus 10 yet, but it is likely to retain the same design language. The OnePlus 10 Pro will naturally cost more and serve as the higher-spec, premium option. We’ll be sure to publish more details as they become available.