OnePlus 10 Release Date, Price, Features & Specs Rumors
OnePlus has already confirmed that there will be no OnePlus 9T, with the company choosing to release the OnePlus 9RT in China and India instead, but not the rest of the world. This means that it will be necessary to wait until 2022 for the next flagship offer of the Chinese giant. Here’s what we know so far about the OnePlus 10.
When is the OnePlus 10 release date?
We don’t have an official release date for the OnePlus 10 at the time of writing, but we can use previous models as a guide. Here’s how they aligned:
As you can see, the regular and Pro numbered models appear in the spring, usually around April, while the T models debut around September / October. As we saw the OnePlus 9RT arrive in China in October 2021, it would make sense for the OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro to be introduced in the first quarter 2022.
How much will the OnePlus 10 cost?
The same is the case with pricing, as OnePlus hasn’t announced the new models, we don’t have any confirmed pricing. Again, we look to previous generations for clues. Here are the costs of the latest models launched in the West:
- OnePlus 9: 629 / $ 729 / â¬ 699
- OnePlus 9 Pro: Â£ 829 / â¬ 899
- OnePlus 8T: Â£ 549 / $ 649
- OnePlus 8: $ 599/699
- OnePlus 8 Pro: Â£ 799 / $ 899
Prices have been reasonably stable, with regular models hitting around Â£ 600 / $ 700, while Pro editions are in the Â£ 800 / $ 900 / â¬ 900 region. We see no obvious reason why this would change with the next generation.
What new features will we see in the OnePlus 10?
So far the rumor mill has been very quiet when it comes to the OnePlus 10 range. This could be due to the fact that the OnePlus 9RT only appeared recently, so the focus has been more on this model. particular. One thing we do know is that the software side of things could change.
In a blog post (September 2021), company founder Pete Lau confirmed that after merging with fellow manufacturer Oppo, the two brands will consolidate their OS divisions into one team. This means that OxygenOS (OnePlus) and ColorOS (Oppo) will become a unified codebase. Lau said, “I believe the Unified Operating System will retain the OxygenOS DNA that many of you love so much, while providing you with an improved overall experience.”
He also confirmed that the new software will appear on its next generation of devices, âIn terms of timing, for global OnePlus devices, we will first introduce the integrated operating system with the launch of our next flagship series in 2022. The integration will be fully completed with the next major Android update in 2022. ‘
Thus, the expected OnePlus 10 could be one of the first (if not the first) to receive the new operating system.
Hardware wise, this has been sort of a sterile wasteland in terms of rumors. Technology leak based in India Yogesh brar is one of the only ones to put forward something significant when he tweeted that the new OnePlus 10 range would essentially be the OnePlus 9 with a bit of spit and polish.
So OnePlus is working on 10 series phones which are billed as refined 9 series models. Apart from that, a bunch of Nord series models are also on the list. They are expected to announce new accessories at the next launch.
– Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh)
September 2, 2021
Interestingly, he continued with another post stating that the OnePlus 10 line will include Samsung’s E5 LTPO OLED panels for displays.
Well, since the 9RT renders have been released, there isn’t much left to leak. I will try to provide information on the prices.
Diversion of attention to the next flagship.
The OnePlus 10 series units have an E5 LTPO OLED panel which now appears to be standard for flagships. Currently capped at 120 Hz
– Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh)
October 8, 2021
These are more energy efficient than the E4 panels used on the OnePlus 9 and debuted on devices like the iQOO8 Pro and Vivo X70. They have a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, but since the OnePlus 9 already has this feature, it’ll be the power consumption and potentially brighter display capabilities that will make the E5 a worthwhile upgrade.
On the processor side, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro (not to mention the 9RT) all use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset. This means that the new models will likely pick up the new flagship silicon in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 895/898.
Other than that, how the OnePlus 10 lineup will line up is still a mystery. We’re still waiting for two models – Standard and Pro – with an array of three cameras for the cheapest model and four for the Pro. These could be moved to higher spec sensors, as the OnePlus 9’s optics were a bit of a letdown. Of course, the new software could fix the issues without requiring a hardware upgrade.
OnePlus 10 Wish List
If there are a few things we’d love to see OnePlus bring to its lineup, these are at the top of our list.
OnePlus has traditionally not had its devices certified with an IP rating for waterproof and dustproof, before reluctantly adding it to Pro models only. Initially, it was believed to be a money-saving technique, as the devices were competitively priced compared to other high-end phones (which earned OnePlus the ‘flagship-killer “). Now, with the cost of its high-end device rising, it’s time for the company to guarantee that the regular OnePlus 10 will survive the fall in the bath.
As we mentioned above, the OnePlus 9 has issues with its cameras. Even though the company partnered with the legendary Hasselblad for cameras, we were not impressed with the results. This time around, OnePlus needs to improve its game and fix the issues so that its high-end phones have high-end photographic capabilities.
Get rid of spec-specific colors
One of the decisions OnePlus made with the 9 and 9 Pro was to only offer certain colors based on the spec setup you chose. It’s more than silly, so with the OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro we want all colors to be available on all models.
To see what the new OnePlus models have to compete with, be sure to read our guide to the best smartphones.