The OnePlus 10 Pro made its official debut in China today. The new flagship is a big improvement over its predecessor, bringing Qualcomm’s latest chipset, faster charging, and a second-generation LTPO screen with even more flexible adaptive refresh rate.
The 10 Pro comes with a 6.7″ LTPO 2.0 AMOLED screen of 1440p resolution. The panel supports an adaptive refresh rate anywhere from 1Hz to 120Hz and the second-generation LTPO panel allows it to decrease the frame rate in even more cases, boosting the battery savings.
The phone’s chipset is Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which is hardly a surprise. It will be coupled with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage,.
The OnePlus 10 Pro camera was once again developed jointly with Hasselblad. The main sensor is the 48MP Sony IMX89 with 1.12μm pixels, 1/1.43″ size and f/1.8 lens in front of it. The 50MP Samsung JN1 sits behind the 150-degree lens of the ultrawide shooter.
The third camera is an 8MP telephoto unit with 3.3x optical zoom. The selfie camera gas a 32MP Sony IMX615 sensor behind and an f/2.4 lens.
The Hasselblad partnership brings Natural Color Optimisation 2.0, which promises the colors will be even closer to real life. There is also Pro Mode 2.0 RAW shooting mode.
OnePlus 10 Pro comes with ColorOS 12.1, based on Android 12 in China, but we expect its global version to still be running OxygenOS.
The company spent nearly 20 minutes of the event talking about a feature called Hyperboost. It allows you to push the hardware to the limit for gaming purposes, and there are some tools for “overclocking” the CPU, which simply means locking all eight cores at their maximum frequency.
To prevent overheating issues OnePlus has improved the cooling system, which is now said to be “55% the size of an A4 paper sheet”, or about 340 sq.cm.
The cooling will also come in handy for charging as the 5,000 mAh battery comes with 80W fast wired charging – fastest ever for the brand and nearly 25% increase from the standard in the predecessor. Even if not new, wireless charging remains impressively fast at 50W.
OnePlus 10 Pro in Green and Black
OnePlus 10 Pro is launching first in China with two color options – Black and Green. The panels have sandstone finish like some classic OnePlus phones. One thing is for sure – they are not your regular glass backs.
Prices start from CNY4,699 for the base 8GB/128GB version, which translates to $737 or €650. The top 12GB/256GB model asks the equivalent of $831/€733. There are just two days for pre-orders, as the first flash sale is scheduled for January 13.
OnePlus did not reveal the specifics of a potential global launch, while local landing pages say “open sale starts this spring” and “stay tuned”.
Source (in Chinese)