OnePlus 10 Pro arrives: Here's what you need to know about the new flagship phone

The 2022 flagship smartphone from OnePlus debuts in China; Europe, India and North America will see it later this year.

oneplus-10-pro-header.jpg

The 6.7-inch OnePlus 10 Pro comes in Emerald Forest and Volcanic Black.

Images: OnePlus

Having cancelled its in-person event at CES and drip-fed design and specification information for the past week, OnePlus has now officially launched its new flagship OnePlus 10 Pro handset. The new phone will be available in China from 13 January, with launches in Europe, India and North America to follow later in 2022.

Superseding the well-received OnePlus 9 Pro, the new 6.7-inch phone sports an aluminium frame with Gorilla Glass front and back, a second-generation Hasselblad camera system, a new ultra-wide angle camera, Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform and a large (5000mAh) battery with 80W SuperVOOC fast charging. 

Here's how the OnePlus 10 Pro stacks up against its predecessor: 

OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus 9 Pro

Dimensions

73.9 x 163 x 8.55mm

73.6 x 163.2 x 8.7mm

Weight

n/s

197g

Display

6.7 inches, 3216 x 1440 (20:9, 525ppi), 120Hz Fluid AMOLED with 2nd-gen LTPO, Dual Color Calibration, Gorilla Glass Victus

6.7 inches, 3216 x 1440 (20:9, 525ppi), 120Hz Fluid AMOLED with LTPO, Gorilla Glass 5

Screen to body ratio

89.7%

90%

Dust/water resistance

IP68

IP68

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

OS

Android 12, Oxygen OS 12 (Color OS 12.1 in China)

Android 11, Oxygen OS 12

RAM

up to 12GB (LPDDR5)

8GB, 12GB (LPDDR5)

Storage

up to 256GB (UFS 3.1)

128GB, 256GB (UFS 3.1)

Storage expansion via MicroSD

no

no

Front camera

32MP

16MP f/2.4 (EIS)

Rear cameras

48MP wide-angle (OIS); 50MP ultra-wide angle; 8MP telephoto (OIS)

48MP f/1.8 wide-angle (OIS); 50MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle; 8MP f/2.4 telephoto (3.3x optical zoom, OIS); 2MP f/2.4 monochrome

Networks

GSM, WCDMA, LTE, 5G

GSM, WCDMA, LTE, 5G

Wi-Fi

802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

Bluetooth

5.2

5.2

Other connectivity

NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, A-GPS

NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, A-GPS

Ports & slots

USB-C, dual Nano SIM

USB-C, dual Nano SIM

Buttons

volume, power, Alert Slider, in-display fingerprint reader

volume, power, Alert Slider, in-display fingerprint reader

Audio

mics, stereo speakers

mics, stereo speakers

3.5mm audio jack

no

no

Battery capacity

5000mAh

4500mAh

Fast charging

80W Super VOOC (1-100% in 32 minutes)  

65W Warp Charge  

Wireless charging

50W AirVOOC (1-100% in 47 minutes)  

50W

Price  

TBA

$849 (12GB/256GB); £829 (8GB/128GB), £929 (12GB/256GB)


The new OnePlus flagship is a similar size and shape to the 9 Pro, although it has a larger, squarer camera area at the back. The 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED screen has a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, as before, but second-generation LTPO technology allows this rate to vary quicker, depending on the content, resulting in lower power consumption. The OnePlus 10 Pro's display has also been colour-calibrated at both high and low brightness levels for greater accuracy across a range of use cases. 

The OnePlus 10 Pro runs Android 12 (and Oxygen OS 12, or ColorOS 12.1 in China) on Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. This is kept going by a 5,000mAh battery (up from 4,500mAh in the OnePlus 9 Pro), with quicker 80W SuperVOOC fast charging, and 50W AirVOOC wireless charging. Some manufacturers have taken to leaving out a charging adapter, but OnePlus supplies an 80W unit and a USB-C cable. According to OnePlus, you can charge the 10 Pro from 1-100% in just over half an hour using the wired 80W adapter, or in just over three-quarters of an hour in 50W wireless mode.

SEE: Best phone: The top 10 smartphones available

Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 10 Pro's camera system benefits from OnePlus's partnership with Hasselblad. The main rear camera hardware seems similar -- 48MP wide-angle, 50MP ultra-wide angle, 8MP telephoto -- although there's no mention of the fourth 2MP monochrome camera that was on the 9 Pro. However, all three cameras now shoot in 10-bit rather than 8-bit colour, resulting in a wider gamut and smoother gradients. Also, the ultra-wide camera captures images with a 110° field of view by default, with 150° and fisheye modes accessible via a dedicated tab in the Camera app. Meanwhile, the front camera has been upgraded from 16MP in the 9 Pro to 32MP in the 10 Pro.

Hasselblad Pro Mode has been updated in the OnePlus 10 Pro, and now supports 12-bit RAW capture on the three rear cameras. There's also a new RAW+ mode that captures RAW images along with OnePlus's computational photography elements. For videographers, there's a new Movie Mode that allows you to adjust settings like ISO, shutter speed and white balance pre- and post-filming, and also capture in a flexible LOG format that doesn't apply a preset picture profile.

There's no pricing available for the OnePlus 10 Pro yet, and no launch date outside of China. Stay tuned for this information, and in due course for hands-on reviews.

See Also

OnePlus 9 Pro review: No ads, no bloat, and new tech makes it the best Android

OnePlus 9 review: Super-fast charging, Hasselblad software, 120Hz display

Best 5G phone 2022: The year's best flagships go head to head

Show Comments