The OnePlus 10 Pro is now fully official, but given the amount of news about the phone over the past week, you’d be forgiven if you thought it had already been fully announced. In a way, that was the case, as the vast majority of specs and new features had already been revealed. But now, at an event in China, the phone has been given its release date. However, the launch date does not cover the United States, Europe or India.
Let’s take, once again, the OnePlus 10 Pro, and fill in the (rare) remaining blanks on the technical sheet. It’s made of glass, with Gorilla Glass Victus on the screen, and it’s available in two colors: Emerald Forest and Volcanic Black. The phone has a 6.7 inch display with QHD + resolution and a dynamic refresh rate operating between 1Hz and 120Hz for improved power efficiency. OnePlus says it’s the first display to feature dual-color calibration, which apparently ensures that it displays accurate colors at both high and low light levels.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with up to 12GB of RAM delivers the power, and there’s the latest 4th generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 modem for 10 Gigabit 5G, plus up to 256GB of internal storage using UFS 3.1 for improved speed. Android 12 will be the operating system, with ColorOS 12.1 on it for the version released in China and OxygenOS 12 for the rest of the world. Inside is a 5,000mAh battery with 80-watt SuperVOOC fast charging and 50-watt AirVOOC fast wireless charging. Plugged in, it’ll hit 100% in just 32 minutes, according to OnePlus, or 47 minutes if you use an AirVOOC wireless charger.
OnePlus has talked a lot about the OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera before, and the official event hasn’t added much new information. We know that it is made up of a 48 MP main camera, a 50 megapixel wide-angle camera and an 8 MP telephoto lens, as well as a 32 MP selfie camera. The wide-angle camera will take photos with a 150-degree field of view, much wider than most of the competition, and there’s a fish-eye mode to make those images look really unusual.
Hasselblad has improved its Pro Mode feature with 12-bit RAW support on all three cameras, a RAW + mode that adds the elements of computer photography from OnePlus to the standard RAW image, and its Natural Color Solution setting. There are now three new color styles for OnePlus 10 Pro images called Serenity, Radiance, and Emerald. Serenity is set for portraits, Radiance for a stylized look, and Emerald for landscapes.
The OnePlus 10 Pro will release in China on January 13, but no price has been released at the time of writing. OnePlus says the 10 Pro “will launch globally later in 2022,” but provided no further guidance on when that could happen. The OnePlus 9 Pro launched on March 23, giving us an idea of when the OnePlus 10 Pro could officially arrive internationally.