OnePlus is working on two brand new flagship models for 2022. We’ll tell you all the information about the OnePlus 10 and OnePlus 10 Pro so far.
OnePlus 10 Pro: First pictures surfaced
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According to OnePlus, there should definitely be no OnePlus 9T. Instead, the OnePlus 9RT was recently released, but only in China and India. The rest of the world will have to wait a little longer, because the next flagship of the Chinese company will not appear in our company until 2022: the OnePlus 10 or OnePlus 10 Pro. Much is not yet known about this, but what we already know gives us reason to look forward to it. Especially since the design has just leaked.
When will the OnePlus 10 be released?
At the moment there is no official release date known for the OnePlus 10. However, a look at the last few releases suggests that we probably already have
in the first quarter of 2022
can count on the device:
The standard and pro models have always appeared in spring, the T models in autumn. After the OnePlus 9RT was released in October 2021, the OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro could therefore be introduced in spring 2022.
How much will the OnePlus 10 cost?
Since OnePlus has not yet announced the new models, there are also no confirmed prices. However, the pricing of the previous generations provides us with possible clues:
The prices have been relatively stable so far, with the regular models costing between 600 and 700 euros on average and the Pro models around 900 euros. Something similar should be expected with the new OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro.
What will the OnePlus 10 look like?
It will take a few more months until we finally see the OnePlus 10, but the well-known leaker @OnLeaks has now published the first render images of the OnePlus 10 Pro, which
according to his own statement
based on real images of an early prototype.
The design differs greatly from current OnePlus devices and shows a large camera area with a total of four lenses.
What new features will the OnePlus 10 have?
The company has not yet given any further details about the specifications. But that may also be due to the fact that the focus is currently more on the OnePlus 9RT, which was launched in October. But what is rumored to be known: there should be some
Changes in the software
In a blog post (September 2021), company founder Pete Lau confirmed that after the merger with befriended manufacturer Oppo, the two brands will merge their OS departments into a single team. On a technical level, this means that OxygenOS (OnePlus) and ColorOS (Oppo) will form a uniform code base in the future. Lau explained that OxygenOS would be retained as the core of the unified operating system, but that an improved overall experience could be expected at the same time.
He also confirmed that the new software is planned for the next generation of devices: “As for the schedule for the global OnePlus devices, we will not introduce the integrated operating system until our next flagship series is launched in 2022. The integration will be in 2022 along with the next major Android update to be fully completed. ” The announced OnePlus 10 could therefore be one of the first (if not the first) model to get the new operating system.
on the hardware side
almost nothing is known so far. The India-based tech leaker tweeted a few clues
according to which the new OnePlus 10 range would basically be like the OnePlus 9, only with a little more fine-tuning. And OnLeaks has published that there will be two memory sizes with 128 and 256 GB and that the battery has a capacity of 5000 mAh.
So OnePlus is working on series 10 phones which are being pitched as polished series 9 models. Apart from this a bunch of Nord series models are on the roster as well. They are expected to announce some new accessories at the next launch.
– Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) September 2, 2021
Interestingly, this was followed by another tweet stating that the OnePlus 10 range will be equipped with Samsung’s E5 LTPO OLED panels for the displays.
Well since the 9RT renders are out, there isn’t much left to leak. Will try and bring pricing info.
Diverting focus on the next flagship.
OnePlus 10 series units have an E5 LTPO OLED panel which seems to be norm now for flagships. Currently capped at 120Hz
– Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) October 8, 2021
These are more energy efficient than the E4 panels used in the OnePlus 9 and have already been used in devices such as the iQOO8 Pro and the Vivo X70. They deliver a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz, which is also the case with the OnePlus 9. It only becomes interesting when it comes to energy consumption and the (potentially) brighter display capabilities of the E5 panels. According to OnLeaks, the display of the OnePlus 10 Pro should be 6.7 inches and a resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels.
The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro (and of course the 9RT) use the Snapdragon 888 chipset from Qualcomm as the processor. It can therefore be assumed that the announced models will likely use the new flagship chip in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 895/898.
What else we can expect from the OnePlus 10 series remains a secret. We assume that there will still be two models – the cheaper standard model with three cameras and the more expensive Pro model with four cameras (and hopefully with higher quality sensors, since the optics of the OnePlus 9 were not really convincing) . Perhaps the new software will fix these issues without the need for a hardware upgrade.
Our OnePlus 10 wish list
We would particularly like three things from the new models:
Unfortunately, OnePlus has traditionally not provided its devices with an IP certification for water and dust protection, even if this has now been added at least to the Pro models. Originally, the lack of certification was seen as a cost-saving measure so that the devices could compete in price with other premium smartphones (which earned OnePlus the reputation of the “flagship killer”). Due to the rising prices, it is now time for standard models like the OnePlus 10 to survive a fall in the bathtub.
As already mentioned, the OnePlus 9 has its problems with the cameras – despite the cooperation with the traditional manufacturer Hasselblad. We expect significantly better camera performance for the new flagship.
No more specific colors:
One of the most questionable decisions that OnePlus made with the 9 and 9 Pro models was the restriction to certain colors depending on the equipment selected. Clear opinion: We want to have all colors available for all models on the OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro.