The OnePlus 10 Pro is now available in China, with it officially going on sale on January 13. It starts at 4699 yuan, which is slightly cheaper than the starting price of the OnePlus 9 Pro last year. The 10 Pro goes up to 5299 yuan for the 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage version, which is again cheaper than the 5999 yuan that the top OnePlus 9 Pro cost at launch last year. Converting currencies to figure out local phone pricing is tricky since there are different tax rates and other costs that make it harder to figure out than just a simple conversion. However, based on the figures above, it looks like the OnePlus 10 Pro will be a little cheaper than last year, even when it comes overseas to the U.S. and U.K.
With the OnePlus 10 Pro now available in China, it’ll only be a matter of time before we see it in the United States and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, we can marvel at the now-complete list of enviable specifications. After teasing us with tidbits of information for a while, OnePlus has finally released the full spec sheet, and wow, this is one impressive phone. Its insanely quick 80W charging, the updated 120Hz display, and the second generation of Hasselblad-tuned cameras are among our favourite features. That phone has a lot to live up to. After all, the OnePlus 9 Pro left a lasting impression on us. But, in the meantime, here’s what you need to know about it until we have a chance to examine it.
When the phone will launch beyond China is unclear, and we’re not sure if there will be a standard OnePlus 10 joining the OnePlus 10 Pro. Rumors have suggested the phone will launch in the U.S. and other nations in March or April following its China rollout. While the OnePlus 10 Pro does look a little bit like the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, there’s a noticeable difference in the camera array. It’s a fairly big square block housed in a noticeably raised bump. The bump itself blends into the side of the phone not unlike the contour cut design Samsung popularized with its Galaxy S21 lineup.
How this will work in practice wasn’t made clear, but Lau noted LTPO 2.0 would facilitate a “new level of smoothness.” Nevertheless, this could be a boon to players of fast-action mobile games, or even those looking top tap into the Nvidia GeForce Now RTX 3080 cloud-based game streaming. The new phone features a 48MP main camera along with a 50MP ultrawide shooter and 8MP telephoto lens with 3.3x optical zoom. That’s the same setup as the OnePlus 9 Pro, save for a dedicated monochrome lens which is getting scrapped. The ultrawide lens has had a 150-degree field of view option added though, which is much wider than what you typically see from other smartphones.
Another thing we’ve learned from the OnePlus 10 Pro design reveal is OnePlus’ ongoing partnership with Hasselblad remains firmly intact. That’s great news as the Swedish lens specialist helped OnePlus dramatically improve the cameras on the OnePlus 9 series. We’re hoping for similar advances with the OnePlus 10 Pro. The phone’s display will have a 120Hz refresh rate and it will use new LTPO 2.0 technology. Following on from the first-gen LTPO panel in the OnePlus 9 Pro, which can dynamically scale from 120Hz down to 1Hz when a speedy refresh rate isn’t needed, LTPO 2.0 will also make for an overall smoother display.