OnePlus Previews the OnePlus 10 Pro

Posted on January 4, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 8 Comments

OnePlus has begun teasing its upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 10 Pro, which features a distinctive rear camera array. It will be available in two colors, Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest.

“The novel rear camera design is inspired by the formation of mountain ranges, merging into new forms imbued with confident solidity and presence,” the OnePlus website explains of the upcoming handset. “Mirrored ceramic and matte frosted glass create a seamless visual flow. Embedded within the curved ceramic edge, the Hasselblad logo converges light and shadow creating an evocative statement without words.”

OnePlus says that it will launch the 10 Pro in China first, on January 11. There’s no word yet on pricing or international availability. But the firm confirmed some previous rumors about the design by releasing official shots of the device. It will feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and a three-lens rear camera system, and it will likely come with 12 GB of RAM and a 5000-mAh battery. It will obviously feature 5G connectivity as well.

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8 responses to “OnePlus Previews the OnePlus 10 Pro”

  1. pecosbob04

    “The novel rear camera design is inspired by the formation of mountain ranges, merging into new forms imbued with confident solidity and presence,” the OnePlus website explains of the upcoming handset. “Mirrored ceramic and matte frosted glass create a seamless visual flow. Embedded within the curved ceramic edge, the Hasselblad logo converges light and shadow creating an evocative statement without words.”

    Now that's pure . . . um . . . poetry! Yeah, that's the ticket!


  2. peterc

    I think the crucial part of this handset release for any reviewer to get his or her teeth into is the OS. Clearly the handset has been developed from start to finish with Color OS codebase underpinning it and I’m assuming it will have a proper working oxygen OS skin….


    But let’s see how “buggy” it is or isnt…..

    • peterc

      The Chinese market model will be pure Color OS, but the export models should have Oxygen OS skin … in theory anyway. It will also be interesting to see if the Chinese home market handset excludes Google mobile services too.

  3. ben55124

    Mountainy cameras? When their customers were asking for photo quality inspired by google/apple/samsung

  4. igor engelen

    Seen some other pictures on the internet, the rear camera definitely looks good.

  5. mike2thel73

    OnePlus doesn't offer anything worthwhile anymore. Their pricing is not noteworthy cheaper compared to Samsung anymore. Their update track record is trending downward unlike Samsung. They had their oxygen OS very light skin but now that will slowly go away. Now they're giving the US the middle finger by launching in China first. At this point in the game it's either Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy as a legitimate smartphone option.

    • peterc

      >>> Now they're giving the US the middle finger by launching in China first


      Hardly. Their handsets have always launched in China and then India first, although some models have had other regions following quickly, some also haven’t. These are their biggest markets.

  6. melinau

    After several years of buying their kit, I'm sort of falling out of love with OnePlus. They started by offering decent quality & very straightforward handsets that were updated better than Samsung.

    The adoption of hyperbolic PR puff is accelerating the process as are the diminishing bangs per buck.