The OnePlus 10 Pro has been wholly launched after months of leaks and weeks of drip-fed information.
We now know most of the missing details in the last news dumps. However, because this launch is only for China, some essential questions about the release timing and pricing overseas.
Still, we’ve covered what we know and what we expect below. It’s also worth noting that this is only the OnePlus 10 Pro. We haven’t heard anything official regarding the basic OnePlus 10, which is expected to arrive later this year.
Everything else, however, is now known, from the design and display to the cameras, battery, and beyond, and you can discover all the specifics in this post.
Oneplus 10 Pro Release Date and Price
At a China-only event, the OnePlus 10 Pro was introduced on January 11, 2022. According to the business, the phone would be available internationally later that year. They haven’t gotten much more precise than that.
Still, we don’t believe the wait will be too lengthy, especially since the OnePlus 9 Pro was released in March 2021. Rumours show that the OnePlus 10 Pro will be released in March or April.
That indicates the Samsung Galaxy S22 will most likely be released before the OnePlus 10 Pro. However, Australia will not be included in this worldwide launch because OnePlus does not sell its phones there.
We fully anticipate the OnePlus 10 Pro to be available in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Especially since the company has quoted that it would be available in North America, Europe, and India.
The pricing is presently unknown, although the OnePlus 9 Pro started at £829 (about $969, AU$1,250) — with the US only receiving a costlier edition with 12GB of RAM for $1,069 / £929 (approximately AU$1,400).
OnePlus revealed the design of the OnePlus 10 Pro ahead of time, so there won’t be much new to discover here if you’ve been following along with this phone.
Unfortunately, the OnePlus 10 Pro is available in only two colours: Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest, a green tone. Each contains micro-crystals, giving the back a somewhat rough appearance.
The metal camera block, which integrates with the frame and is a different colour than the rest of the back, is a design standout (In both situations, black is used, although it is a glossier black than the remainder of the Volcanic Black model).
Meanwhile, the aluminium frame is either green or black depending on the model, but with a metallic shine not present on most of the back.
Meanwhile, the aluminium frame is green or black, depending on the model. But with a metallic shine not present on most of the back. The dimensions of the OnePlus 10 Pro are 163 x 73.9 x 8.55mm.
While OnePlus hasn’t stated how much the phone weighs, the weight distribution leaves it feeling perfectly balanced in hand. Finally, OnePlus has noted that the phones feature strong Gorilla Glass Victus (the newest version of Corning’s smartphone protection).
However, it is unclear if this is used on the front, back, or both.
The OnePlus 10 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It also employs second-generation LTPO technology, which according to OnePlus, lets it shift between 1Hz and 120Hz faster than the OnePlus 9 Pro, resulting in lower battery usage.
In addition, the screen uses Dual Color Calibration, which is an industry first. This indicates that the display has been calibrated to offer correct colours regardless of brightness, resulting in more consistently high-quality graphics.
The OnePlus 10 Pro has a lot going on with its cameras. Still, in short, it includes a 48MP primary camera, a 50MP ultra-wide camera (with an extra-wide 150-degree field-of-view), an 8MP telephoto camera, and a 32MP snapper on the front.
Closer inspection reveals that all three back cameras can shoot in 10-bit colour, which means they can capture a wider variety of hues than most smartphone cameras. The OnePlus 10 Pro also has several new and better photography modes.
Such as a new Fisheye mode with the ultra-wide lens and a new Master Style option. This allows you to choose between three distinct colour schemes (Serenity, Radiance, or Emerald) that professional photographers have calibrated.
Each style is best suited to a specific sort of photo, with Serenity being ideal for portraits, Radiance for hyperrealism, and Emerald for landscapes.
In addition, onePlus upgraded the Hasselblad Pro Mode this year, introducing support for 12-bit RAW capture across all three rear lenses. There’s also a new RAW+ mode, which allows you to shoot in 12-bit RAW while preserving the brand’s computational photography aspects.
So you should get photos that look finished right out of the camera while still being completely customizable. It sounds similar to Apple’s ProRAW format.
Finally, a Movie Mode allows you to change the white balance, ISO, and shutter speed before and while recording. You may also shoot in LOG mode without a photo profile.
The OnePlus 10 Pro’s battery is a significant boost since it not only has a capacity of 5,000mAh (up from 4,500mAh in the OnePlus 9 Pro). However, it now enables 80W fast charging, upgrading from 65W on the OnePlus 9 Pro.
This allows it to charge to 100% from 0% in 32 minutes, and if you prefer wireless charging, you can do it at 50W, taking the phone from 0% to 100% in 47 minutes.
However, the wireless charging capacity has not advanced over last year’s phone. In addition, the OnePlus 10 Pro comes with an 80W charger, so you won’t need to buy one separately.
Specs and Features
The OnePlus 10 Pro comes equipped with a high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU (which is expected to be the main high-end Android chipset in 2022).
In addition to the upgrade to 12GB of RAM, There is also an upgrade to 256GB of storage available, and the phone is powered by Android 12. (with OxygenOS 12 on top). Or, at the very least, in most places, in China, it’s layered with ColorOS 12.1. The phone, of course, supports 5G and has a dual SIM card slot.