OnePlus 10 Pro renders the phone in Emerald Forest and Volcanic Black. The phone was officially unveiled on January 11, 2022. (Photo: -OnePlus)
After giving details on its new flagship phone last week, OnePlus has finally unveiled the OnePlus 10 Pro in China.
Even now, some things are still a mystery, such as the starting price when it goes on sale in China on January 13 or when it will be available elsewhere (OnePlus says it will only be launched globally in 2022. ‘). But what we do know is that with the powerful specs and sharp camera, the OnePlus 10 Pro could be one of the best phones to be released in 2022.
These OnePlus details have yet to be confirmed, with OnePlus 10 Pro packing the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and running on the company’s OxygenOS 12 (based on Android 12), which will fold into the “feature-rich” parts of Oppo’s ColorOS. For the first time.
That is still true and now we know that the phone will pack a Snapdragon X65 modem, which supports more 5G networks, frequencies and bandwidths and can increase the maximum download speed up to 10Gbps. While you probably won’t hit that cap with today’s carriers, the new X65 should offer faster and more consistent 5G speeds. The OnePlus 10 Pro will have up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, just like last year’s OnePlus 9 Pro.
The 6.7-inch OLED display is the same as its predecessor. It has a maximum 120Hz refresh rate which makes internet browsing or gaming much easier, however it can adaptively bring the rate down to 1Hz (or one frame per second) during less demanding tasks to save battery life. The phone comes in two colors: Seephom
OnePlus has also confirmed that its new phone will inherit last year’s rear camera setup: a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera and a 50-megapixel ultraviolet camera with a maximum 150-degree view area. The 10 Pro will get an improved 32-megapixel camera, which should take sharper photos than its predecessor 16-megapixel selfie camera.
OnePlus 10 Pro has a handful of refined photo capabilities, with the second generation of OnePlus phones having a Hasleblade-tune-camera. The first is the improved Pro mode that takes photos in 12-bit RAW +, a new format that combines RAW’s rich data capture with on-device image processing to give shots more accurate colors.
When taking more casual photos, all three rear cameras have 10-bit color for over 1 billion possible colors.
Master mode also features Hasleblade, with three filters refined by professional photographers and artists that make shooting fashion, wildlife and urban spaces more stylized and unique. For video, the new movie mode lets you change settings like ISO, shutter speed and white balance while recording for precise control over focus and lighting.
The 10 Pro’s 5,000mAh battery is the largest in the OnePlus flagship phone, but it’s the 80-watt wired charging that sets it apart from the competition.
The company claims that it will fully charge the phone by 1% in 32 specific minutes. The phone also supports wireless charging up to 50 watts, which will charge a dead phone in about 47 minutes, according to OnePlus estimates.
On paper, the OnePlus 10 Pro appears to be a serious contender for the best phones in 2022, though at an undisclosed price we will have to wait and see if we can test it on an unspecified date.