There are a few elements that make this OnePlus launch particularly exciting. The OnePlus 10 cameras are the biggest worry from a hardware viewpoint. Last year’s software advancements wowed after a year of working with Hasselblad, but will Hasselblad have a physical influence on the OnePlus 10? The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the source of the OnePlus 10’s second burning question, which is its price. Google’s flagship Pixel price astounded everyone, and OnePlus may struggle to stay up.
The OnePlus 10 and OnePlus 10 Pro may not be as well-known as Apple’s or Samsung’s forthcoming phones, but phone fans are anxiously expecting their release.
While there have been no official announcements about the OnePlus 10 or OnePlus 10 Pro, there have been enough leaks that we can start to have a good idea of what to expect.
Prolific leaker Max Jambor recently weighed in suggesting that his sources point to a OnePlus 10 announcement on January 5 at CES 2022. While OnePlus has invited the press to an event at CES on that date, it’s not unheard of for a company to merely show off its existing product lineup at CES, so that alone doesn’t confirm anything.
OnePlus has slowly pushed up the release date for its flagship phones over the last few years, so it’s a tougher prediction now than in the past. Last year, the OnePlus 9 arrived on March 23, while the year before the OnePlus 8 didn’t make its appearance until April 14.
What gives some credence to this claim is that the OnePlus 10 was already rumored to be launching in China well ahead of its global launch. If that’s true, then an early January launch in China just about fits with a mid-March launch globally. However, this again is merely a rumor, so it’s a bit of a house of cards.
Another interesting puzzle piece to fit in here is that the Galaxy S21 FE is rumored to be launching at CES 2022 as well. If we could see both of these devices arrive at CES, it would be the biggest pair of phone launches there in years.
OnePlus 10 price
There are no credible rumors on OnePlus 10 or OnePlus 10 Pro pricing yet and as I mentioned at the outset, this is a huge question for these phones with make-or-break implications. Obviously, the hardware for the OnePlus 10 was in place long before the company had any idea what the pricing for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro would be, but those devices have stolen the “budget flagship” thunder from OnePlus. While OnePlus could make some adjustments to bring prices down, if the hardware costs are too high to undercut or match the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, that is going to be a challenge.