The OnePlus 10 Pro is now available in China. Officially, OnePlus’ next flagship smartphone is the OnePlus 10 Pro.
It may be the 10 Pro, but it will not include the regular OnePlus 10 model or the 10R model for India and China. OnePlus has just revealed the phone’s amazing redesign and specifications, and this was enough to earn the phone our coveted Best of CES Awards.
China has officially launched its new flagship. But when will it become available for the rest of us? Was the regular OnePlus 10 smartphone still available?
When does the OnePlus 10 go on sale?
OnePlus presented the OnePlus 10 Pro to China on 11 January 2022. This was after the first unveiling of the phone at CES 2022.
OnePlus flagships are normally launched in the middle of spring. But this one was a bit sooner than normal, and China did get it. OnePlus did not give any information on when the phone would become available to others, aside from a promise it would launch in North America, Europe, India, and elsewhere in 2022.
This was before MWC2022. In a blog posting, the company said that the OnePlus 10 Pro would soon be available in North America as well as India and Europe by March 2022.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is expected to be released worldwide in the near future, although there isn’t an official release date.
It is also important that you note that OnePlus has only released a 10 Pro. Pete Lau, co-founder and CEO of OnePlus, informed us. He confirmed that there are no plans for other phones to be made in the OnePlus 10 Series. This excludes a regular 10 and seems to rule out the rumoured Ultra 10.
What’s the price for the OnePlus 10 Pro?
OnePlus has launched the 10 Pro model only in China. The pricing information is not available, but the approximate conversions to other currencies and prices are here.
- 8 +128GB – RMB 4,699 ($740/£540/EUR650)
- 8 +256GB – RMB 4,999 ($785/£575/EUR690)
- 12+256GB – RMB 5,299 ($830/£610/EUR730)
- 12+512GB – RMB 5,799 ($915/£670/EUR805)
The global pricing of the 10 Pro is difficult to determine from direct conversions. As 10 Pro launches globally, prices tend to be more expensive. Notable is the fact that the 512GB model – a first for OnePlus — is only available for the OnePlus Extreme Edition and may not be offered worldwide.
It is approximately $50 cheaper than the 9 Pro here in China, and that is very encouraging. The top configuration is $100 more expensive, so we expect a similar drop in global pricing.
Here’s a list of the prices for the most current models due to be launched in the West. (Please note: Models launch in different markets. Prices may vary ).
- OnePlus 9 Pro:£829/$899
- OnePlus 8 Pro:£799/$899
Design of Oneplus 10 Pro
The phone’s official design was first revealed by OnePlus. The design is not new to us, and it was revealed in OnLeaks (November 2021) and Zouton (November 2021).
OnePlus has revealed Volcanic Black, Emerald Green, and white ‘Extreme Edition” variants for its 10 Pro. Curiously, an OnLeaks article stated that the phone would also come in a light-blue colour, but we haven’t seen any evidence.
The Pro entry has a similar front display with a curved display measuring 6.7in. A punch-hole camera is located in the upper-left corner. OnLeaks said that the phone was IP68-rated.
It has dimensions of 8.55mm thickness and 163.0×73.9mm at its front.
That camera module is also available. It displays a triple-camera array and a flash. This will be covered in a moment. The unique design wraps around the frame and brings the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to mind. But the module does not reach the top of the phone.
Display of Oneplus 10 Pro
The diagonal display measures 6.9in. OnePlus confirmed that a 120Hz-AMOLED screen was possible. It employs LTPO 2.0 tech, which allows for a dynamic refresh of between 1Hz to 120Hz. The original 9 Pro model was equipped with the same technology. However, OnePlus claims that this new display will switch refresh rates faster and make it more efficient.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon8 Gen 1 processor is part of the Oneplus 10 Pro. It was unveiled in November 2021.
It comes with 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 Ram, and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage options which are all standard features for the OnePlus. The white Extreme Edition offers 512GB of storage. This option isn’t available for other colours.
The 5000mAh lithium-ion battery in the 10 Pro is now available, and this is an improvement over the previous 4500mAh batteries.
The phone supports both 50W wireless charging and 80W wired charging. This is the fastest ever from OnePlus, and you can also use reverse wireless.
These are SuperVOOC (and AirVOOC), respectively. These are Oppo’s charging standards brands, and OnePlus’s Warp Charge is another name. Oppo tries OnePlus integration into its parent company.
The 10 Pro camera module will have three rear shooters. 48Mp primary sensor with 50Mp ultra-wide lens, an 8Mp Telephoto secondary sensor. Like many of our rival flagships, it is not a high zoom, periscopic lens. All three lenses are Hasselblad as before.
While the setup is very similar to the 9 Pro’s camera configuration, there are some differences. The most important hardware upgrade appears to be ultra-wide, and it now supports a 150deg field view. This would have made it a world-first if not for its debut in Realme GT 2 Pro only a few weeks earlier.
OnePlus shared a sample shot using the ultra-wide. The result is stunning, but there is noticeable edge distortion and bending. You can reduce distortion and highlight the curves with the 110deg wide-angle shots.
You can also upgrade the camera. All three rear lenses are compatible with the Hasselblad Pro mode that can capture 12-bit RAW+ images, and this format combines RAW and some of the existing computational photography capabilities. Regular camera modes now support 10-bit shooting across all three rear lense.
The new Movie Mode allows you to adjust ISO, shutter speed, or other settings before and after video capture. You can also record videos using LOG format.
The front of 10 Pro includes a 32Mp punch hole camera. This camera is only an upgrade to the 9 series’ self-portrait shooters.
Software-wise, OxygenOS 12 is coming to Android 12. However, it is not as great as we would like.
Pete Lau, the founder of the company, stated that the OS divisions were merged in a September 2021 blog.
This means that OxygenOS, ColorOS (Oppo), are now one codebase. Lau stated that he believes that the new unified operating systems will keep the OxygenOS DNA, which so many of us love, and provide an enhanced user experience.
He confirmed that the new software will be available on the next-generation OnePlus devices. “In terms of timeline, the global OnePlus device will get the integrated OS along with our next flagship series, 2022. This integration will be complete in conjunction with the 2022 major Android update “.
The first version was available for download on the OnePlus Nord 2; the Android 12 update is available for the OnePlus 9 Series and includes ColorOS integrations. This lets anyone see the direction OnePlus is taking – even if there are more changes in 2022.