OnePlus 10 Pro: Everything you need to know about this new smartphone beast.
The new OnePlus 10 Pro is the company’s next flagship phone, and it’s finally here.
For global technology giant OnePlus, 2022 has been an exciting year, particularly in the Indian market.
The company had some excellent releases in the first quarter of the year, which grabbed the interest of tech geeks and resulted in increased purchases.
Surprisingly, only the Oneplus 10 Pro will be released this year, with no basic OnePlus 10 or the anticipated 10R model for India.
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When will the OnePlus 10 Pro be available?
After originally showcasing the phone at CES 2022, OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 10 Pro in China on January 11.
A few months later, on March 31, the firm publicly introduced the OnePlus 10 Pro globally, with North America, India, the United Kingdom, and Europe as important markets. The phone is currently available for purchase in all of these countries, except for the United States, where it will be available from April 14.
Pre-ordering the phone in the United States promises early delivery and comes with a free bonus in a pair of OnePlus Buds Pro.
It’s worth noting that the OnePlus 10 Pro will be released only this year. Pete Lau, the co-founder of OnePlus, confirmed to TechRadar that no more phones in the OnePlus 10 series are in the works, ruling out a standard 10 and the rumoured 10 Ultra.
What is the price of the OnePlus 10 Pro?
Below are the costs for the OnePlus 10 Pro in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and India, respectively:
$899/£799/€899/₹66,999 for 8+128GB
£899/€999/₹71,999 for 12+256GB
What are the OnePlus 10’s new features?
OnePlus has published every key spec now that the phone is official. So let’s discuss all its specifications one by one.
OnePlus 10 Pro Specifications:
The OnePlus 10 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, Qualcomm’s most recent flagship mobile technology.
Oneplus 10 pro comes with 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, which is pretty standard for OnePlus.
The white Extreme Edition of the phone, as previously reported, has 512GB of storage, although this isn’t available in the other colors.
Moving on to the battery, we’ll get a 5000mAh unit, which is a significant upgrade over the 9 Pro’s 4500mAh cell.
The phone supports 80W wired charging — the quickest yet from OnePlus – and 50W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.
However, this isn’t the case everywhere. For example, the company explained in a forum post that “80W SuperVOOC does not yet support 110 or 120-volt AC power — the normal standard for power outlets in the region,” so the consumers in the US are limited to slower 65W charging.
Surprisingly, they’re called SuperVOOC and AirVOOC, respectively. Those are the brand designations for Oppo’s charging standards, as opposed to OnePlus’ own Warp Charge – yet another little tweak as Oppo attempts to integrate OnePlus into the parent brand more tightly.
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One plus 10 Pro Design
The smartphone’s official design was first presented by OnePlus, though it’s not new to us, as the exact design was leaked by OnLeaks and Zouton back in November of last year.
The default colours of the OnePlus 10 Pro are Volcanic Black and Emerald Green, with a Ceramic White ‘Extreme Edition’ of the phone that is currently limited to China. Surprisingly, the OnLeaks article indicated that the phone would also come in a bright blue finish, which we have yet to see.
A 6.7-inch curved display on the front with a punch-hole selfie camera in the top-left corner, identical to previous Pro models.
There is no official IP classification for dust or water resistance.
However, OnePlus has confirmed that a carrier-exclusive model in the United States has an IP68 rating – the best available – and no build quality differences between that model and the others. So it appears that the phone would meet IP68 standards, but OnePlus refused to pay for certification, though we can’t say definitively.
It measures 8.55mm thick and measures 163 x 73.9mm across the front, and it weighs 200.5 grams.
There’s also the camera module to consider. It has a flash and a triple camera array – more on that later.
The design is more unorthodox, with the way the module wraps around the frame evoking the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, although the module doesn’t quite reach the top of the phone.
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Display with 120Hz AMOLED display with LTPO 2.0 technology
The display is 6.7 inches across the diagonal, as previously stated.
The phone has a 120Hz AMOLED display with LTPO 2.0 technology, allowing for a dynamic refresh rate of 1Hz to 120Hz.
Oneplus used the original version of the same technology in the one plus 9 Pro, but OnePlus claims that the new display shifts refresh rate faster, making it even more power-efficient.
In terms of the camera specifications, the OnePlus 10 Pro module houses three rear camera lenses:
- A 48-megapixel primary sensor.
- A 50-megapixel ultra-wide lens.
- An 8-megapixel telephoto lens (not a high-zoom periscopic lens like some competing flagships).
All three are Hasselblad-branded camera lenses.
The camera on the 9 Pro has a similar kinda set-up, but there have been some changes. The most significant hardware upgrade appears to be the ultra-wide camera, enabling a 150° field of view.
If you want to keep things more traditional, the new lens can snap 110° wide-angle images (the default ultra-wide option), or there’s a fisheye mode if you want to go all-in and highlight those curved edges even more.
Aside from that, there are further camera improvements. All three rear lenses can shoot 12-bit RAW+ photographs in the new Hasselblad Pro mode, which combines the versatility of RAW with some of the phone’s existing computational photography features.
Finally, a new Movie Mode lets you tweak ISO, shutter speed, and other settings before and during video recording. You can also record videos in the LOG format.
The OnePlus10 Pro has a 32MP punch-hole camera on the front, upgraded over the 9 series’ selfie cameras, with twice the resolution.
Oxygen OS-based Software
On the software front, the phone runs OxygenOS 12.1 over Android 12, but not in the same way we have used before.
Pete Lau, the company’s founder, stated in a blog post in September 2021 that, following the merging with fellow manufacturer Oppo, the two brands were integrating their OS departments into a single team.
As a result, OxygenOS (OnePlus) and ColorOS (Oppo) now use the same codebase.
The original plan was to make the front-end user experience universal across OnePlus and Oppo phones, despite the Chinese Oneplus 10 Pro running ColorOS 12.1.
The smartphone has retained an OxygenOS-based user experience globally, as detailed in a post by Pete Lau issued in February 2022, in a decision to partially walk back the unified OS approach.
OnePlus 10 Pro full Specifications (quick glance)
|Launch Date||April 5, 2022|
|Processor Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Rear Camera||Triple (48MP + 50MP + 8MP)|
|Internal Memory||128 GB|
|Screen Size||6.7 inches (17.02 cms)|
|Battery Capacity||5000 mAh|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|No Of Cores||8 (Octa Core)|
|CPU||3GHz, Single core, Cortex X22.5GHz, Tri core, Cortex A7101.8GHz, Quad core, Cortex A510|
|Build||Gorilla Glass back panel|
|Height||6.42 inches (163 mm)|
|Width||2.91 inches (73.9 mm)|
|Thickness||0.33 inches (8.5 mm)|
|Colors||Volcanic Black, Emerald Forest|
|Screen Unlock||Fingerprint, Face unlock|
|Resolution||1440 x 3216 pixels|
|Display Type||Fluid AMOLED, Curved Display|
|Size||6.7 inches (17.02 cms)|
|Bezel-less display||Yes, with Punch-hole|
|Pixel Density||526 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass, Victus glass|
|TouchScreen||Yes, Capacitive, Multi-touch|
|Color Reproduction||16M Colors|
|Screen to body percentage||89.97 %|
|Rear camera setup||Triple|
|Rear camera(Primary)||48 MP resolutionWide Angle lensf/1.8 aperture23 mm focal length1.4″ sensor size1.12µm pixel size|
|Rear camera(Secondary)||50 MP resolutionUltra-Wide Angle lensf/2.2 aperture14 mm focal length2.7″ sensor size0.64µm pixel size|
|Rear camera(Tertiary)||8 MP resolutionTelephoto lensf/2.4 aperture77 mm focal length1µm pixel size|
|Front camera setup||Single|
|Front camera(Primary)||32 MP resolutionWide Angle lensf/2.4 aperture2.74″ sensor size0.8µm pixel size|
|Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Flash||Dual LED Rear flashScreen Front flash|
|Video Resolution(Rear)||7680×4320 @ 24 fps3840x2160 @ 30 fps1920x1080 @ 60 fps|
|Video Resolution(Front)||1920×1080 @ 30 fps|
|Optical Image Stabilization(OIS)||Yes|
|Camera Features||Auto FlashAuto FocusFace detectionTouch to focus|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos ShootingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Fast Charging||Yes, Super VOOC, 80W|
|Charging speed||100 % in 32 minutes (claimed by Brand)|
|Internal Memory||128 GB|
|Memory type||UFS 3.1|
|Operating System||Android v12|
|Custom UI||Oxygen OS|
|SIM Configuration||Dual SIMSIM1: NanoSIM2: Nano|
|Network||SIM1: 5G, 4G, 3G, 2GSIM2: 4G, 3G, 2G|
|5G Support||Yes, only SIM1|
|Voice over LTE(VoLTE)||Yes|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, with a/ac/ax/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO|
|Wi-fi features||Mobile Hotspot|
|USB||USB Type-C, Mass storage device, USB charging, USB On-The-Go|
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
|GPS||Yes with A-GPS, Glonass|
|Speaker Features||Dolby Atmos|
|Audio Jack||Yes, USB Type-C|
|Video Player||Yes, Video Formats: 3GP, AVI, H.265, MKV, MOV, MP4, WebM, WMV|
|Fingerprint sensor||Yes, On-screen|
|Other Sensor||Light sensorProximity sensorAccelerometerCompassGyroscope|
Author : Avinash Psv