In 2022, OnePlus will release a new flagship for anybody looking for a smartphone update, and it will be the first to market. Although the company is keeping a lot of information (well, most of it), leaks and claims of a 6.7-inch display with high refresh rates and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU have surfaced.
It followed up with a flurry of specifications on Tuesday evening. A 120Hz Fluid AMOLED with an LTPO screen is included, which means the phone can vary its refresh rates to extend battery life. There are no details on the screen size, although reports claim it will have a 6.7-inch display. In its upcoming flagship, OnePlus will offer 80W fast charging and 50W wireless charging, which should be quite quick when the 5,000mAh battery has to be recharged.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip will power the OnePlus 10 Pro, which will run Android 12 with OnePlus’ OxygenOS gimmicks and aesthetics. Expect cameras with 48- and 50-megapixel sensors, as well as an extra 8-megapixel sensor. Do you have optical zoom capabilities? We don’t know yet, but the camera system will incorporate dual optical image stabilisation, which should aid with image clarity, noise reduction, and low-light performance. The OnePlus 9 Pro’s camera, on the other hand, was one of the smartphone’s weakest aspects in an otherwise remarkable package.
Hopefully, the 10 Pro will make amends. OnePlus has detailed some of the improvements coming to the Hasselblad-branded camera, including a new RAW+ shooting mode that OnePlus claims will improve dynamic range and noise reduction by combining the editing range of RAW format photographs with computational photography.
A new 150-degree ultra-wide camera with a new fisheye option is also included in the phone. Don’t worry if you’re worried about stretched faces in group pictures: there’s a “standard” 110-degree FOV that includes distortion correction for the shot’s outside edges.
According to OnePlus, the 10 Pro’s new “Billion Color Solution” covers a 25% larger DCI-P3 colour gamut, and the phone can handle 64 times more colour than the OnePlus 9 Pro. It claims that this will eliminate any colour banding from photos.
Furthermore, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s cameras can record photographs in 12-bit RAW utilising Hasselblad’s Natural Color Solution. The phone also comes with a new RAW+ format, which should allow you to edit to your heart’s content while still making use of computational photography. OnePlus has provided a few samples, but we’ll have a better understanding of it once we get our hands on the next flagship later this year.
The biggest difficulty may be balancing pricing, specs, and features so that it can compete with Apple and Samsung’s high-end phones. Simultaneously, it must provide tangibly more than its lower-cost Nord phone series.
On Tuesday, January 11th, the OnePlus 10 Pro will be available in China for the first time.