The new high-end Android smartphones were unveiled on January 11, with the OnePlus 10 Pro and its basic variant going on sale for the first time in China. Following the sort of lightning sales, Pete Lau’s company’s initial encounter with the market was overwhelmingly favorable.
These identical mobile devices will be available in Europe as well, with no specific date set, but speculations pointing to the first quarter of 2022, or until the end of March 2022. Until then, the company may brag about its latest generation of mobile devices setting a sales record.
It would take 1 second to sell the first batch of the new OnePlus 10!
OnePlus posted a promotional poster on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
According to OnePlus’ own statistics, the initial batch of equipment, consisting of around 20,000 OnePlus 10 Pro devices, sold in 1 second. That means, by doing a basic multiplication calculation, OnePlus was able to generate a profit of $15.7 million in less than a second.
It’s worth noting that the company didn’t mention the actual number of units sold in such a short period of time. The brand, on the other hand, declared that it had made more than 100 million yuan (CNY), or roughly 15.7 million dollars, or around 13.8 million euros, in that split second.
The first flash sale began at 10:00 a.m. in China, and the stock was quickly depleted via online retailers.
It’s also worth noting that the phone was offered via OPPO’s online shop (mothership), as well as OnePlus, Suning, Tmall, and JD.com, some of China’s most popular online retailers.
How much will the OnePlus 10 Pro cost?
OnePlus has only released the 10 Pro in China so yet, which means we only have local pricing. Here’s how much it costs in US dollars, with conversions to other currencies as a guide:
- 8+128GB – RMB 4699 ($740/£540/€650)
- 8+256GB – RMB 4999 ($785/£575/€690)
- 12+256GB – RMB 5299 ($830/£610/€730)
Note that direct conversions aren’t often a good indicator of global price, which is typically higher – so expect to spend more than those amounts when the 10 Pro does go global.
What new features and Specs will we see in the OnePlus 10?
The OnePlus 10 Pro has a high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU with up to 12GB of RAM (which is expected to be the dominant high-end Android chipset in 2022).
The phone runs Android 12 (overlaid with the company’s OxygenOS 12) and has up to 256GB of storage. In most places, it will utilize that – in China, it will be layered with ColorOS 12.1.
Of course, the phone supports 5G and includes a dual SIM card slot. You won’t be able to use a microSD card to expand the storage on this smartphone, as with prior OnePlus devices.
OnePlus 10 pro Design
The design of the OnePlus 10 Pro has leaked ahead of time, so there won’t be much new to discover if you’ve been following along with this phone.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is available in just two colors: Volcanic Black or Emerald Forest, the latter of which has a green hue. Each has micro-crystals on the back, giving it a somewhat rough appearance.
The metal camera block, which blends into the frame and is a different color than the rest of the rear, is a standout feature of the design (black in both cases, but a glossier black than the rest of the Volcanic Black model).
The aluminum frame, on the other hand, is either green or black, depending on the model, but it has a glossy shine that isn’t present on the majority of the back.
The OnePlus 10 Pro measures 163 x 73.9 x 8.55mm, and although OnePlus hasn’t disclosed how much the phone weighs, it does feel perfectly balanced in the hand, according to the company.
Finally, OnePlus has said that the phones would be protected by strong Gorilla Glass Victus (the newest version of Corning’s smartphone protection), however, it is unclear if this will be on the front, back, or both.
Less power consumption Display
The OnePlus 10 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also employs second-generation LTPO technology, which, according to OnePlus, lets it shift between 1Hz and 120Hz quicker than the OnePlus 9 Pro, resulting in lower battery usage.
In addition, the screen uses Dual Color Calibration, which is a first in the market. This implies the display has been calibrated to offer correct colors at any brightness level, resulting in more consistent high-quality pictures.
Is the OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera good?
The OnePlus 10 Pro sports a 48MP primary camera, a 50MP ultra-wide camera (with an extra-wide 150-degree field-of-view), an 8MP telephoto camera, as well as a 32MP front camera.
Closer inspection reveals that all three back cameras can shoot in 10-bit color, which means they can capture a wider variety of hues than most smartphone cameras.
The OnePlus 10 Pro also comes with several new and better photography modes, including as a new Fisheye mode with the ultra-wide lens and a new Master Style option that allows you to choose from three distinct color schemes (Serenity, Radiance, or Emerald) that have been calibrated by professional photographers.
Serenity is fantastic for portraiture, Radiance is ideal for hyperrealism, and Emerald is good for landscape photos.
OnePlus has also upgraded the Hasselblad Pro Mode this year, offering 12-bit RAW capture capabilities across all three rear lenses.
There’s also a new RAW+ mode, which enables you to shoot in 12-bit RAW while keeping the brand’s computational photography aspects — meaning you’ll get photos that appear finished right out of the camera while still being completely customizable. It sounds quite similar to Apple’s ProRAW format.
Finally, there’s a Movie Mode that allows you to change the white balance, ISO, and shutter speed before and while recording. If you like, you may shoot in LOG format without a pre-set image profile.
How is the OnePlus 10 Pro’s Battery life?
The OnePlus 10 Pro’s battery is a significant boost since it not only has a capacity of 5,000mAh (up from 4,500mAh in the OnePlus 9 Pro), but it also supports 80W fast charging (up from 65W in the OnePlus 9 Pro).
This enables it to charge from 0% to 100% in 32 minutes, and if you want to utilize wireless charging, you can do it at 50W and bring the phone to 100% in 47 minutes. The wireless charging power, though, hasn’t increased since last year’s phone.
Additionally, the OnePlus 10 Pro comes with an 80W charger, so you won’t need to purchase one separately. That’s in stark contrast to many other high-end phones in 2022 when you’ll have to purchase a charger separately.