There’s been some official product news regarding the upcoming OnePlus 10 Pro recently. We currently don’t know anything about the device except its name (the X), but we’ll be sure to update when we learn more.
Next up: specs. OnePlus 10 Pro officially has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. It has one high performance CPU (the Cortex X2), three medium performance CPUs (three Cortex A710s) and four low power CPUs (four Cortex A510s). All these cores run at up to 2 GHz. OnePlus isn’t saying exactly how much memory and storage the 10 Pro comes with, but the company says the phone includes either 8GB or 12GB RAM and 128GB or 512GB of internal storage. It was rumored that the screen would be an AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels at 60Hz. However, the company has now officially announced its specifications. It fits into the official measurements of 163 x 73.9 x 8.5mm.
It has been upgraded from its predecessor’s 4500mAh battery to 5200mAh battery. As for the size difference between these two devices, this is an improvement in battery capacity. In addition to having an improved Warp Charging feature, OnePlus has upgraded its SuperVOOC technology to 80 watts (up from 65). While there’s no word yet on when the company plans to release these new features for the 8 Pro, they’re already available for the 7 Pro. Wireless charging remains faster than battery growth, so the iPhone XS Max should be able to fully recharge within just 30 minutes.
OnePlus was once known for its “scrappiness,” but now it belongs to an even bigger player — China’s biggest phone manufacturer, BBK Electronics. Like GM, BBK has multiple brand names for its phones — OnePlus, Oppo, VIVO, REALME, and IQOO — targeting different market segments. It shares lots of components and engineering between these brands. Last year, when it was announced that OnePlus would become part of Oppo, there were rumors that they’d share engineers.
OnePlus’ new flagship smartphone has been met with some skepticism from fans who were hoping for something better than last year’s OnePlus 7T. As we’ve seen before, Oppo has been known for their fast charging technology. Now they’re using the term SuperVOOC instead of Warp Charge. What really matters is the software. So long as both sides agree to use the same software, they’ll be able to share their source codes and collaborate on future updates. We’ve seen glimpses of this design direction before, but we haven’t gotten an official confirmation yet. We’ll see if there are any surprises when the first new smartphone software comes out.
For the most part, the camera block is the one place where an Android phone maker has some leeway when designing their device. For 2019, OnePlus has gone for a new look that’s similar to last years but wrapped around the sides instead of just at the top. It resembles Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S21 smartphone but has been modified into an accessory for the phone. There are three cameras inside the camera block and one LED flash. At present, OnePlus has not disclosed any details regarding its camera sensors. However, we expect them to be at least 16 MP (48MP), 20 MP (50MP)
Above is OnLeaks’ unofficial rendering from a few months ago (which was later updated). It has the camera hole on its left side rather than its middle. Besides that, it seems like every other smartphone out there.
It could be due to Oppo’s influence, or maybe it has something to do with the fact that OnePlus launched its new phone at an event held by Xiaomi, which happens to be one of Oppo’s It’s going to launch in China first on January 25. There isn’t any pricing info for the phone just yet, but we’ve seen similar increases from previous years, and there hasn’t been an official announcement of a U.S. launch either. So at least until then, keep waiting.
OnePlus 10 Pro vs OnePlus 9 Pro: What’s changed?
The OnePlus 10 Pro will come with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. It also sports a notchless front panel with 90Hz refresh rate support. This means you can enjoy fluid animations while playing games or watching videos. The OnePlus 10 Pro will run OxygenOS 13 based on Android Pie. It will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor paired with up to 12GB RAM. In terms of storage options, the OnePlus 10 Pro will have 64/128GB internal memory along with a dedicated microSD card slot.