OnePlus 10 Pro rumors: launch date, price, cameras and more


The OnePlus 10 Pro rumor.

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the Oneplus 9 was one of our best phones of the year, earning a CNET Editors’ Choice award for its solid performance and reasonable price tag. So what do we expect from its replacement, the OnePlus 10?

We’ve scoured the internet for the most credible rumors and put together what we expect from the next OnePlus flagship phone, from launch date to design, display, and cameras. We have high hopes for the phone, but with Samsung Galaxy S22 rumor has it that it will also launch early next year – with stiff competition from iPhone 13 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro – OnePlus will have to fight to gain a place in people’s pockets.

So here is what we expect from the OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro. We’ll keep this article updated as more information becomes available, so check back if you’re excited about the new phone. Keep in mind that all rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.

OnePlus declined to comment on this rumored story.

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The OnePlus 9 Pro is a solid and versatile phone.

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When will the OnePlus 10 launch?

Current rumors, including a timeline tweeted by known leaker Max Jamborsuggest that the OnePlus 10 will first launch in China early next year, before getting a global release later in the year. Jambor’s timeline points to a March date for the phone’s global release.

It’s then possible that we’ll just have some sort of phone tease – or even just an acknowledgment of its existence – at CES 2022 in January with a more full launch, with release times and global prices later in the year. . , possibly at the MWC Mobile Technology Show. The OnePlus 9 series launched in March of this year and went on sale in April, so that delay makes sense.

Typically, OnePlus has not been very present at CES or MWC, but since then be absorbed by Oppo, we expect to see more of OnePlus at these industry trade events, especially since the rumored launch dates coincide perfectly with the events.

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While the OnePlus 9 Pro was good, it was the solid performance and more affordable price tag of the base OnePlus 9 that won an Editors’ Choice.

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Will there be a OnePlus 10 Pro?

Current rumors, including the aforementioned Jambor timeline, point to a 10 Pro model and while the rumors have not definitely stated that there will be multiple models, it is fair to assume that if there is a variant. “Pro”, there will also be a OnePlus 10 base as well. The ‘base model’ and ‘business model’ strategy has been used by OnePlus and many other phone makers for years, and we believe OnePlus will likely continue it.

So we’re planning a base OnePlus 10 model with decent full specs and a more affordable price tag, paired with the Pro version that would offer improved camera specs and perhaps a better, higher-resolution display.

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A rendering of the OnePlus 10 Pro that would have been leaked.

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OnePlus 10 size, design, screen and battery

Leaks 91Mobiles suggest that the 10 Pro will come with a 6.7-inch QHD Plus display, making it exactly the same size as the current OnePlus 9 Pro. There may be some cosmetic changes, however, such as made disclosed suggest a redesigned camera unit that wraps around the edge of the phone.

The screen appears to dominate the front of the phone, interrupted by a punch hole camera cut out at the top with curved glass on the sides. The screen can have a refresh rate of 120Hz – as seen on the OnePlus 9 Pro – and will likely include a fingerprint scanner hidden invisibly underneath.

The phone is rumored to include a 5,000mAh battery that supports 125W fast charging over a wired connection. The OnePlus 9 Pro supported 65W fast charging, which already took the phone from 1% to full in just 30 minutes. Doubling that power output would mean you could get a massive amount of charge in a very short period of time – perfect if you’re going and need to give your phone a boost before you go.

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While the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro cameras were capable, they weren’t among the best, despite the Hasselblad partnership.

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OnePlus 10 cameras

Current leaks suggest the cameras aren’t undergoing a significant change this time around. There will be three rear cameras, including a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 48-megapixel ultra-wide, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens offering 3.3x optical zoom. These are the same specs as the OnePlus 9 Pro.

The Hasselblad brand appears to be there too, so it looks like the partnership between the iconic camera maker and OnePlus will continue. While it’s disappointing not to see some crazy rumors surrounding incredible new camera technology, a big part of the quality of phone photography depends on software integration. Indeed, the OnePlus 9 Pro didn’t impress that much, despite its good hardware, so we can’t wait to see if the new model will offer any major improvements in overall quality.

There will apparently be a 32-megapixel front camera, which is double the previous 16-megapixel resolution found on the 9 Pro.

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Rumors have it that a 125W fast charge could mean charging your phone in an incredibly fast time.

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OnePlus 10 specifications and software

The processor is the only thing we don’t need to guess because OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau has previously announced that the phone will run Qualcomm’s new high-end mobile processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The chip offers a variety of potential upgrades. , including support for 8K HDR video, improved night mode processing, and overall increases in power and efficiency. We would expect to see the same chip in the 10 and 10 Pro Bases, as was the case with 9 and 9 Pro.

Lau also confirmed that the phone will run a brand new firmware, formed from a combination of OnePlus’ existing Oxygen operating system and ColorOS from sister brand Oppo. In a press conference CNET attended, Lau explained that the operating system will use the “fast and smooth” and “clean and light” elements of OnePlus’ OxygenOS and the “reliable” and “rich” parts. in features ”of Oppo’s ColorOS to create a new experience for OnePlus phone users.

Both operating systems are based on Android, which will likely bring many new features available in Android 12 with some tweaks related to this edition of ColorOS.

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Although OnePlus offers the affordable Nord series in Europe, we hope it will keep a reasonable pricing structure for the 10 series.

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How much will the OnePlus 10 cost?

Prices are not known at the time of writing, but we expect them to remain broadly the same as with the 9-series. The base 9 Pro (with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage) was priced at 969 $ at launch, while the upgraded version (12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage) cost $ 1,069. The base OnePlus 9 arrived at a more reasonable price of $ 599.

Although these prices are slightly lower than the prices of its main competitors, they are hardly the “affordable” prices for which the brand was originally known when it entered the market. It remains to be seen whether its closer ties to Oppo will help it offer solid specs for even less money.


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