Although the much-anticipated OnePlus 10 Pro hasn’t yet been released (or even had a release date announced), we know a fair amount about it. It is expected to drop early this year. Unconfirmed estimations expect the phone to drop sometime around the end of March or the beginning of April.
The first bit of info about the release was teased in India, though the phone has already been released in China. It’s worth noting that there are likely significant differences between the Chinese version and the version that will ship to other markets. Here’s what we know so far!
The Base Specs
While the exact measurements aren’t known, we know some about what will be inside the phone – including the Hasselblad triple camera on the back. We know the device will feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC for the processor.
While we don’t yet know too much about what else is going on inside the phone, a fair amount of info has been released on the cameras – a 48MP Sony IMX789 primary sensor with OIS, a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor, and an 8MP telephoto sensor with OIS support will make up the triple camera. The front camera will have a 32MP Sony IMX615 camera sensor.
No specific information has been released about different models or versions of the OnePlus 10 Pro. There are two color variations confirmed already. Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest, black and green respectively, will be in the launch, with more possible later. There could also be special editions similar to previous generations, but no announcement is to on this.
The battery will be 5000 mAh. So we can expect a good battery life from the new device. Previous generations have all featured pretty solid battery life. In some cases, certain phone generations have even received free battery replacements where necessary. It’s unknown whether this service will be available for this phone.
The new OnePlus 10 Pro display will be a 120Hz Fluid AMOLED panel. It’ll have a dynamic refresh rate that adjusts to what you do with the phone. We can assume a similar 6.7-inch display featuring the same 1440×3216 pixel resolution based on the Chinese version.
Like all OnePlus phones, this one will also feature a version of their custom Android operating system. In the Chinese version, that’s ColorOS 12.1. The rest of the world will receive the OxygenOS equivalent, as ColorOS is exclusive to the Chinese market.
OnePlus phones all support fast charging – the next generation will as well. We expect it to come with 80W Super Fast Charge via cable based on the Chinese model. 50W Wireless Fast Charge capabilities are also a possibility based on the Chinese version.
We can expect all the standard features found in current smartphone generations – under-screen fingerprint sensor, gyro, accelerometer, compass, and so on. Thanks to the Hasselblad collaboration for the cameras, we can also expect some additional dedicated features here, such as Hasselblad Colour Calibration options.
No info on the price so far. We expect it to fall somewhere around the $650 mark based on equivalent Chinese prices and previous generation pricing. Different price tiers will likely be available for different memory versions. Expected are 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, and 512GB 12GB RAM options for different prices respectively.
Improvements Over Previous Generations
There is not enough information to compare the previous generation with this one. However, we know that quite a lot is similar to the OnePlus 9 Pro. The display is about the same, as are the back cameras. The front camera has double the MP from the 9 Pro, making it a good improvement.
The battery in the new model is bigger than in the previous model and supports faster-charging speeds. Additionally, the color options available are different too. The 10 Pro has will be available in Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest. Neither option was available for the 9 Pro.
Based on what we know of the OnePlus 10 Pro, we know that it offers some minor improvements over the previous generation. Nothing major, but certain features such as battery and cameras have improved. We can expect the same build quality as in previous generations from the new model, at the comparably affordable price that makes OnePlus phones a popular choice.
Some criticism has come up for the display, as it isn’t quite up to par compared with competing smartphone models of the same generation. The 10 Pro looks like it’ll be a solid phone to upgrade to from older generations.