OnePlus 10 Pro officially has the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. This is Qualcomm’s new flagship SoC for 2022, and it comprises a single ARM Cortex X2 core, three medium Cortex A710 CPUs, and four small Cortex A510 CPUs, all built on a 4 nm process. OnePlus isn’t saying how much RAM and storage the 10 Pro has, but the 9 Pro came with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. The company confirmed the display is 120 Hz but didn’t give a size. Rumors say it’s 6.7-inch, the same as the OnePlus 9 Pro. That fits the now-official dimensions, which are 163 × 73.9 × 8.55 mm.
The battery is officially 5000 mAh. OnePlus is also up to a whopping 80 W “SuperVOOC” quick charging now—an improvement over last year’s 65 W “Warp Charge.” It is expected to be charged within half an hour.
OnePlus is owned by the Chinese company BBK Electronics, one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers. BBK has multiple brands like OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, and iQOO targeting different markets, and they share plenty of parts and engineering.
The Oppoization of OnePlus is going to be a major narrative for the OnePlus 10 Pro. OnePlus will have Oppo’s Color OS Android skin with a few custom tweaks rather than the separate codebases the two companies were running.
The camera block is the only area where Android OEMs allow themselves to differentiate from the norm. This year OnePlus is going with this square-ish design that wraps around the side of the phone. It looks a lot like the Galaxy S21 Ultra camera block, except that it’s wrapped around the entire corner. Inside the camera block are three cameras and an LED flash. Right now, OnePlus is only disclosing megapixel counts, and those are 48MP, 50MP, and 8MP.
It might be because of Oppo’s influence, but OnePlus’ launch is all sorts of weird this year. The phone is launching in China first on January 11. We don’t have a price yet, but OnePlus’ flagship prices have gone up every year so far, and the 9 Pro was $969. The release date is yet to be disclosed.