OnePlus has used CES to announce the OnePlus 10 Pro, using the latest Snapdragon SoC, and showing off where things are in the second year of collaboration with Hasselblad.
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The company has cancelled its in-person event (after the bulk of the media decided to stay home due to Covid concerns) and instead is releasing information of its new flagship phone over the coming days, before its official launch in China a week from now.
The company has started with releasing external photos of the device, and has embargoed details of the exact specs for a little longer – so you’ll have to wait to find out the rest (or check Twitter for leaks) in the coming days [Update: see the additional info added below on some of the other specs].
Suffice to say, this phone is the new flagship for OnePlus in 2022 and from the photos it certainly looks like it is going to be an interesting new entry into the marketplace.
The company has stated that the initial launch will be limited to China only and the device will make its global debut later in the year (most likely from February onwards).
OnePlus 10 Pro Teaser video
January 5th – additional specs drop
Press Release from China Launch (January 11th)
OnePlus launches its newest flagship smartphone – the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G
Complete with a second-generation Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, fast and smooth performance, and the fastest charging ever in a OnePlus device. Available in China from January 13 with a launch in Europe, India and North America later in 2022.
Shenzhen, January 11, 2022 – Today, global technology brand OnePlus officially launched its newest flagship smartphone – the OnePlus 10 Pro – in China. The OnePlus 10 Pro comes with a second-generation Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, complete with OnePlus Billion Color Solution, second-generation Hasselblad Pro Mode, and a new 150° ultra-wide camera. The OnePlus 10 Pro also boasts the fastest performance ever in a OnePlus phone thanks to the power of the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform alongside up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The OnePlus 10 Pro also comes with the largest battery ever in a OnePlus phone and the most powerful charging in the form of 80W SuperVOOC Flash Charge.
“The OnePlus 10 Pro has an array of new camera features that continue our unique partnership with legendary camera manufacturer Hasselblad,” said Pete Lau, Founder of OnePlus. “The OnePlus 10 Pro’s second-generation Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, combined with ultra-fast performance and the fastest charging ever in a OnePlus smartphone, delivers our most well-rounded flagship to date.”
Second-Generation Hasselblad Camera for Mobile
The OnePlus 10 Pro’s second-generation Hasselblad Camera for Mobile supports OnePlus Billion Color Solution that allows Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad to be applied to over one billion colors. Each of the OnePlus 10 Pro’s three rear cameras – the main, telephoto, and ultra-wide camera – is capable of shooting in full 10-bit color. As a result, the device captures photos with a 25% increase in DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and processes 64 times more color than smartphones that shoot in 8-bit color.
Hasselblad Pro Mode has been taken to the next level on the OnePlus 10 Pro – the mode supports capture in 12-bit RAW on all three rear cameras, complete with Hasselblad Natural Color Solution. Hasselblad Pro Mode on the OnePlus 10 Pro also features a new, empowered RAW mode called RAW+ that allows users to shoot in 12-bit RAW while retaining all OnePlus computational photography elements. Capturing an image in RAW+ provides photographers with true creative freedom to edit their shots with increased information offered by the RAW format and greater dynamic range and noise reduction from the OnePlus 10 Pro’s computational photography.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is the first OnePlus phone to feature Movie Mode for video capture that lets you adjust the likes of ISO, shutter speed, and white balance before and during filming. Movie Mode also supports capture in a LOG format without a pre-set picture profile, providing videographers with a blank canvas for editing.
OnePlus collaborated with two Hasselblad Masters winners and a Hasselblad Ambassador to create Master Style for the OnePlus 10 Pro. Master Style is comprised of three color styles – Serenity, Radiance, and Emerald – that have each been calibrated by Hasselblad Ambassador Yin Chao and Hasselblad Masters winners Ben Thomas and David Peskens respectively. Serenity captures the look and feel of Yin Chao’s famous fashion photography and is best used for portraits, while Radiance recreates Ben Thomas’ style of hyperreality, resulting in stylized shots made to be shared. Finally, Emerald is the result of a collaboration with David Peskens, notable for his wildlife photography, and is perfect for idyllic landscape shots.
The OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera system also sports a new ultra-wide camera offering a 150° field of view – up to four times wider than ultra-wide cameras on other smartphones. The increased field of view offered by the OnePlus 10 Pro’s ultra-wide camera encourages creativity and lets you capture more in each shot. The OnePlus 10 Pro’s ultra-wide camera also supports a new Fisheye Mode that lets you capture photos in an entirely new perspective.
By default, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s ultra-wide camera takes photos with a 110° field of view, complete with AI distortion correction. Both the OnePlus 10 Pro’s 150° and Fisheye modes are accessible via a dedicated tab within the Camera app.
Fast and Smooth Performance
The OnePlus 10 Pro delivers the fastest and smoothest performance on a OnePlus phone ever. That’s all made possible by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform with a 7th Gen Qualcomm® AI Engine that is four times faster than its predecessor and a re-architected Qualcomm Adreno GPU that is 25% more efficient. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform also boasts a 4th Gen Snapdragon X65 – the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G Modem-RF solution – that supports more networks, frequencies, and bandwidths than ever before. Accompanying the super-fast Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform is up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 two-lane storage for faster, more efficient performance.
OnePlus has continued its pursuit of better display technology with the OnePlus 10 Pro’s 6.7 inch QHD+ panel complete with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The OnePlus 10 Pro’s display features second-generation LTPO technology that allows the device to adjust its refresh rate between 1 Hz and 120 Hz even faster than the OnePlus 9 series depending on the type of content being consumed. As a result, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s display consumes less power than 120 Hz and 90 Hz displays on other smartphones.
The OnePlus 10 Pro’s display is also the first in the industry with Dual Color Calibration, meaning its display has been calibrated to deliver accurate, natural colors at two different levels of brightness – high and low. Dual Color Calibration ensures the OnePlus 10 Pro’s display shows accurate and natural colors more consistently.
In China, the OnePlus 10 Pro comes pre-installed with ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12. When the OnePlus 10 Pro launches in India, Europe, and North America it will come pre-installed with OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12.
The OnePlus 10 Pro supports the fastest charging ever in a OnePlus phone – 80W SuperVOOC Flash Charge – that can power its huge 5,000 mAh battery from 1-100% in just 32 minutes. The OnePlus 10 Pro also supports 50W AirVOOC Wireless Flash Charge that takes the device from 1-100% in 47 minutes. An 80W charging brick and accompanying USB-C cable are included in the OnePlus 10 Pro box.
The OnePlus 10 Pro takes OnePlus’ burdenless, unified, and stylish design philosophy to the next level, starting with a redesigned camera system that seamlessly merges from the phone’s aluminum frame to its rear glass panel. The device’s weight distribution has also been aligned to its center, so the device feels balanced in hand.
The OnePlus 10 Pro comes in two colorways – Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest.
Price and Availability
The OnePlus 10 Pro will go on sale in China on January 13. The device will launch globally later in 2022.