OnePlus introduced its flagship phone, the OnePlus 10 Pro, unexpectedly early this year. But did you know that by the end of March, this smartphone will only be available in a few locations across the world? There’s a reason for that: the firm aims to introduce the ultra-flagship OnePlus 10 Ultra to the rest of the world.
According to insiders, OnePlus is now working on a smartphone called “Oscar,” which will be released as the OnePlus 10 and should hit markets globally during the second quarter of this year. A photo of its rear panel was leaked on Weibo by a well-known industry insider. It appears that the picture was obtained from an industry contact.
The image shows that the rectangular camera block contains four holes. The primary sensor is expected to be larger than typical sensors found on high-end flagships. The other three holes are expected to house additional sensors, including an ultra-wide-angle lens and two specialized lenses.
The OnePlus 10 is a sleek, no-frills smartphone with a display that stretches edge-to-edge and features like 5G connectivity and wireless charging. It comes in three colours: sky grey, matte black, and rose gold. The flat black version has been noted to have a particularly pleasing texture when held in your hand.
In terms of specs, it holds strong features against similar models from competitors like Samsung and Apple. Sources have confirmed that it will include two cameras on its back rather than three; one standard lens and one wide-angle lens are all you’ll need for your most important memories.
According to recent leaks, the company is expected to introduce the OnePlus 10 and OnePlus 10 smartphones at a dedicated event in mid-April. The OnePlus 10 will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and run on Android 12 out of the box. The phone will be combined with 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. A 6.5-inch LTPO 2 AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate will be used as the display. A 4500mAh battery will power both wired and wireless charging at an output of 150 watts, according to Tipster Evan Blass.
The industrial design of the OnePlus 10 appears to be somewhat different from that of the OnePlus 10 Pro, as evidenced by spy photographs. The latter has an integrated metal centre frame due to its higher location, while the lens cover is composed of 3D nano-microcrystalline ceramics. The two materials are intertwined, creating a more textured effect.
The OnePlus 10 Pro Extreme Edition will have 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, and it will cost $900. The OnePlus 10 Pro version has no other upgrades, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, the 1440p AMOLED screen with a size of 6.7 inches and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, and the primary camera, which was developed in partnership with Hasselblad and consisted of a 48-megapixel Sony IMX789 primary sensor, a 50-megapixel Samsung JN1 sensor, and an 8-megapixel module with 3.3x optical zoom.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is likely to power the regular OnePlus 10, like the Pro variant. The OnePlus 10 Pro will be combined with 8/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. A 6.55-inch LTPO 2 AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate will be used as the display. The battery will allow both wired and wireless charging at an output of 80 watts.