One of the better smartphones in 2021 was the OnePlus 9 Pro. We got our first official look at the OnePlus 10 Pro less than a year later.
OnePlus officially announced the official design and early launch details of the OnePlus 10 Pro, hoping to outshine the rumor mill and open off CES 2022 with a boom. Every year, there are a few flagship cellphones that everyone anticipates. Samsung releases a new Galaxy S, Apple releases new iPhones, and Google releases new Pixels every year. OnePlus is one of the brands included in this list.
OnePlus releases its latest flagship device in the first half of each year. The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro were released in 2021 after the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro were released in 2020. Last year’s OnePlus 9 Pro was a very appealing device. It had a gigantic 120Hz display, updated Hasselblad cameras, a massive battery, and lightning-quick charging rates. It was a phone that seemed like it could compete with the finest from Samsung and Apple on every level, reflected in the higher $1,069 asking price.
OnePlus has already unveiled the OnePlus 10 Pro, less than a year after the OnePlus 9 Pro was released in March. On January 3, the business confirmed the phone’s existence and revealed the all-new design by sharing the image above. As the rumors suggested, the OnePlus 10 Pro looks a lot like OnePlus’ take on the Galaxy S21 design approach. The rear camera housing blends into the frame and appears to be a natural extension of the body of the 10 Pro. The Hasselblad logo, three camera sensors, and an LED flash ring are visible on the camera enclosure. The snap also confirms the black and green color possibilities for the OnePlus 10 Pro, both of which appear to feature a matte texture.
On January 11th, the OnePlus 10 Pro will be released in China
OnePlus has revealed the phone’s release date alongside an official look at the design of the OnePlus 10 Pro. The phone will be on sale in China on Tuesday, January 11th at 2:00 p.m. Hong Kong time. The 10 Pro’s availability in other countries has yet to be announced by OnePlus, but it’s likely to arrive in the United States, Europe, and other regions soon. That’s a lot earlier in the year than the March 23 release of the OnePlus 9 Pro, which was already ahead of the regular April and May OnePlus phone releases.
OnePlus hasn’t confirmed any more details yet, but a slew of leaks and rumors give us a better idea of what the OnePlus 10 Pro might have to offer. According to a December leak, the phone would sport Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 engine, a 120Hz 6.7-inch OLED display, 12GB of RAM, and 80W wired charging, which is a significant jump above the OnePlus 9 Pro’s already quick 65W charging.
With the OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus has already laid a solid foundation. It sounds like a tempting bundle if the 10 Pro is essentially the same as the 10 with a few tweaks here and there. However, it may come down to a cost-cutting fight. Every year, the price of OnePlus phones rises. It may not be easy to swallow if OnePlus offers the 10 Pro for more than $1,069 when Google sells the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro for $599 and $899, respectively. More information should be available soon, so keep your eyes peeled.