OnePlus 10 Pro revealed at last: Specs, photo samples and release info
OnePlus 10 Pro Specs
Screen size: 6.7-inches QHD+ OLED
Refresh rate: 120Hz adaptive
CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM: 8GB, 12GB
Storage: 128GB, 256 GB
Rear cameras: 48MP main; 50MP ultrawide; 8MP telephoto
Front camera: 32MP
Battery size: 5,000 mAh
Charging speed: 80W wired; 50W wireless
Size: 6.4 x 2.9 x 0.34 inches
The OnePlus 10 Pro has now been fully unveiled. It’s still a little while before you’ll be able to buy it, or even until we’re able to test and review it. But the new OnePlus flagship is bristling with enviable specs that should make this one of the top phones of the year.
OnePlus has spent the past week unveiling its latest flagship in drips and drabs — a process that some people have found overly drawn out. First, we got a sneak peek at the design of the phone, then heard about its specs and finally got some details about the camera. With the phone launching in China this Thursday (January 13), we’ve now got a more complete picture.
Here’s what you need to know about the key elements of the OnePlus 10 Pro.
OnePlus 10 Pro design
As you can see in the images up and down this page, OnePlus has undertaken a fairly big overhaul of its flagship phone design. The back of the phone now has a camera block that merges with the phone’s side rail, comparable to that of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series.
The OnePlus 10 Pro available in two color options: Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest, which is a kind of mint green.
OnePlus 10 Pro cameras
OnePlus has a continuing partnership with Swedish camera maker Hasselblad. That’s resulted in another reworking of the camera system for the OnePlus 10 Pro.
As we already know, the lenses on the OnePlus 10 Pro are the same 48MP main, 50MP ultrawide and 8MP telephoto sensors from the OnePlus 9 Pro, with the dedicated monochrome sensor gone on the new model. Some changes from last year include a new 150-degree field of view for the ultrawide camera, enhanced color processing and the ability to shoot in RAW for more powerful editing possibilities.
A new addition to the camera system that wasn’t previously announced is Hasselblad Master Style. This offers three presets for the camera system designed by professional photographers: Hasselblad Ambassador Yin Chao and Hasselblad Masters winners Ben Thomas and David Peskens. You can see a sample of Peskens and Chao’s styles in the images here.
OnePlus 10 Pro display
The display on the OnePlus 10 Pro sounds like it’ll be one of the best on any phone this year. It’s a 6.7-inch, QHD+ panel with LTPO 2.0, the technology that enables a variable refresh rate between 1Hz and 120Hz.
The OnePlus 10 Pro display also offers dual color calibration, which promises to keep colors accurate at both high and low screen brightness.
OnePlus 10 Pro battery and charging
Keeping the OnePlus 10 Pro powered up is another of its headline abilities: 80W SuperVOOC Flash Charge, a technology developed by Oppo, the Chinese phone maker OnePlus merged with last year. The new charging setup works with the largest ever battery in a OnePlus phone — a 5,000 mAh power pack.
OnePlus’ official numbers claim a drained OnePlus 10 Pro can get back to 100% in 32 minutes. But perhaps most importantly, the charging brick comes in the box, unlike new Samsung or Apple phones.
There’s also support for 50W wireless charging, which takes 47 minutes to charge the phone fully. However that will most likely require OnePlus’ own charging stand, and that won’t be included in the box.
Other OnePlus 10 Pro specs
Running the show on the OnePlus 10 Pro is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the latest Qualcomm chipset that we expect to see in many leading Android phones this year. Backing up that chip is up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone will come with up to 12GB of memory.
Currently, the OnePlus 10 Pro ships with ColorOS as its operating system for Chinese customers. However, when it ships in other parts of the world, it will be available with OxygenOS. The software will still be very much based on ColorOS though, marking a big change from previous OnePlus phones which used an independently developed OxygenOS Android skin — and not one we’re necessarily happy about.
OnePlus 10 availability
While the phone is shipping in China on January 13, we still don’t have any idea when it will come to the U.S. or UK. All OnePlus has said is that the phone will arrive later this year. Rumors have suggested a March or April release.
We’re also waiting to hear the phone’s price in China, which will hopefully give us some idea of what we’ll pay for the OnePlus 10 Pro in other markets.
OnePlus 10 Pro outlook
While it’s still going to be some time until we get to try the OnePlus 10 Pro for ourselves, it seems a likely candidate for our best Android phones guide, and maybe even our best phones guide, just like the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro before it. But OnePlus faces some tough competition from the iPhone 13 series and the Google Pixel 6 already in the top spots — and that’s before the Samsung Galaxy S22 arrives as expected next month.
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