The OnePlus 10 Pro is now available in China and has been confirmed to be available in the US and Europe this month
OnePlus 10 Pro is the next flagship phone of OnePlus and is now official.
Unexpectedly, it seems, there may be only 10 Pros – not the usual OnePlus 10 or expected 10R models for India and China. OnePlus has introduced amazing features and features that will win one of the Best of CES Awards, at least for the phone.
The new flagship has officially gone on sale in China. So when will the 10 Pro reach the rest of the world, and what happened to the usual OnePlus 10?
What is the release date of the OnePlus 10?
OnePlus introduced the OnePlus 10 Pro in China on January 11, after putting the phone on for the first time at CES 2022.
While the new OnePlus flagships tend to go on sale in mid-spring, we got it a little early – or at least China did, because the OnePlus didn’t give any exact timeline when the phone would arrive, except for the rest of the world. a word. It will be released in “India, Europe and North America in 2022”.
In any case, it was until MWC 2022. In a blog post outlining its plans for 2022, the company confirmed that the OnePlus 10 Pro will “go on sale in North America, India and Europe by the end of March 2022.”
Although we don’t have an exact release date yet, we know we don’t have much time to wait until the global launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro.
It should be noted that OnePlus plans only 10 Pros this year. Co-founder Pete Lau confirmed to Gadgetsprices.com that there are no plans for other phones in the OnePlus 10 series, except for the usual 10, and at the same time seemingly hopeless for the rumored 10 Ultra.
How much will the OnePlus 10 Pro cost?
OnePlus has so far sold only 10 Pros in China, which means we only have local prices for this model. Here are the approximate conversion costs to other currencies:
- 8+128GB – RMB 4,699 ($740/£540/€650)
- 8+256GB – RMB 4,999 ($785/£575/€690)
- 12+256GB – RMB 5,299 ($830/£610/€730)
- 12+512GB – RMB 5,799 ($915/£670/€805)
- OnePlus 9 Pro: £829/€89
- OnePlus 8 Pro: £799/$899
- OnePlus 9: £629/$729/€699
- OnePlus 8T: £549/$649
- OnePlus 8: £599/$699
Keep in mind that direct conversions aren’t a particularly accurate guide to global prices, and it’s higher – so expect to pay more than those figures when the 10 Pro goes on sale worldwide. It should be noted that the 512 GB model, which is a first for the OnePlus, is only for the phone’s ‘Extreme Edition’ and may not go on sale globally.
An encouraging note is that the 10 Pro is cheaper than the 9 Pro in China – about $ 50 on the cheapest model and $ 100 on the best configuration. Hopefully, this means we will see a similar discount for the global presentation.
For reference, we present the prices of the last few models released in the West (note that different models released in different markets, so the prices are different):
If a regular 10 arrives, find out how much the standard models recently cost:
What new features will we see in the OnePlus 10?
The phone is now official, OnePlus has announced almost all the key features. If you prefer to watch rather than read, we discuss the features in detail in our weekly podcast Quick Charge episode:
OnePlus first announced the official design of the phone – but this is not new to us, because the full design was leaked by OnLeaks and Zouton in November last year OnePlus, along with the phone’s white ‘Extreme Edition’, has unveiled 10 Pro’s Volcanic Black and Emerald Green options as standard color sets. Interestingly, the OnLeaks report claimed that the phone will also be available in light blue, which we have not yet seen any signs.
On the front, you’ll find a 6.7-inch curved display similar to previous Pro inputs with a perforated selfie camera in the upper left corner. OnLeaks added that the phone will now have an IP68 rating.
It is 8.55 mm thick and 163.0 x 73.9 mm on the front.
Then there is the camera module This reveals a series of flash triple cameras – more at a time Although the module does not extend to the top of the phone, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a more unusual design with a frame-shaped shape.
As mentioned above, the screen is 6.7 inches diagonal, but we know more than that.
OnePlus has confirmed that we can expect a 120Hz AMOLED display that uses LTPO 2.0 technology to provide dynamic refresh rates between 1Hz and 120Hz. The 9 Pro had a first-generation version of the same technology, but OnePlus said the updated display switches changed the update speed faster, saving it even more power.
On the processor side, the OnePlus 10 Pro uses the latest Qualcomm flagship chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which was introduced in late November 2021.
It is combined with 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 memory options, which are quite standard for OnePlus. As mentioned above, the phone’s white Extreme Edition offers up to 512 GB of memory, but this is not available for other colors.
Going forward, we get a 5000 mAh battery – a good upgrade from the 4500 mAh cell in the 9 Pro.
When it comes to charging, the phone supports 80W wired charging – the fastest so far from OnePlus – and 50W wireless along with reverse wireless.
Interestingly, these are the brands SuperVOOC and AirVOOC, respectively. These are brand names for Oppo’s charging standards, unlike OnePlus’s own Warp Charge – another small change as Oppo moves to bring the OnePlus closer to the parent brand.
As for the camera, this large and unusual 10 Pro camera module will consist of three rear shooters: a 48Mp main sensor, a 50Mp ultra-wide lens and an 8Mp telephoto lens seen on some of the rival flagships). As before, all three come with the Hasselblad brand.
It’s similar to the camera in the 9 Pro, but with adjustments. The biggest hardware change now looks ultra wide, supporting a 150 ° viewing area – a world first if it hadn’t been seen on the Realme GT 2 Pro a few days ago.
OnePlus has introduced an ultra-wide sample shot with impressive but very clear edge distortions and distortions. If you prefer to minimize (apparently, this is the default ultra-wide setting) or want to bring everything together and emphasize, the new lens can shoot more traditional 110 ° wide-angle shots. curved edges.
However, there are more camera upgrades. The new Hasselblad Pro mode is supported on all three rear lenses and can capture 12-bit RAW + images – a format that combines the versatility of RAW with the computational photography capabilities available on some phones. Even ordinary camera modes can now shoot at 10 bits – still on all three rear lenses.
Finally, the new Movie Mode allows you to adjust the ISO, shutter speed, and more both before and during filming. You can also record videos in LOG format.
On the front, the 10 Pro has a 32Mp aperture camera – an improvement at least twice as high as the 9 series selfie shooters.
On the software side, we’ll get OxygenOS 12 on top of Android 12, but not as far as we know.
In a blog post in September 2021, Pete Lau, the company’s founder, confirmed that the two brands had merged operating system units into a single team after merging with co-manufacturer Oppo.
This means that OxygenOS (OnePlus) and ColorOS (Oppo) have become a single code base. “I believe that Single OS will preserve the DNA of OxygenOS, which many of you love, and will also provide you with an overall improved experience,” Lau said. he said.
He also confirmed that the new software will appear on next-generation devices: “In terms of time schedule, for global OnePlus devices, we will first introduce an integrated operating system with the launch of our next flagship series in 2022. Integration will be below. It’s full of Android updates. It was done together. “
The initial version of this integrated software is included in the OnePlus Nord 2, and the Android 12 update for the OnePlus 9 series also includes ColorOS integrations so that anyone with these phones can see where OnePlus is going – more changes in 2022 will be. there. on the way.