The OnePlus 10 Pro is the most powerful smartphone “announced” at CES 2022. OnePlus says it will officially launch a little bit later in the month, but the company has released enough information that we know exactly what to expect.
This high-end phone comes with a top Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 hardware platform which we talked about extensively in our Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 overview. That’s in contrast to other handsets announced at the show as they came with last year’s hardware or budget platforms.
I like the new matte design with the neat camera module integration. It’s fair to say that OnePlus is following Samsung a bit here as it is reminiscent of the excellent S21 design, but with a OnePlus twist, which I like.
We know that the display will have a 120Hz OLED display, but its resolution or size was not yet confirmed. Most observers suspect that we’ll find a 6.7-inches screen when all the details are revealed.
OnePlus did mention a 5000 mAh battery and up to 80W/50W of charging power (wired/wireless) which is extremely fast, making it one of the best handsets for battery life, on paper.
The camera was designed with the participation of Hasselblad, and it looks like the famous camera company contributed with tuning and filters.
The camera hardware is not far off OnePlus’s previous high-end phone, with three camera modules 48MP primary + 50MP ultrawide + 8MP telephoto.
I like the emphasis on Ultrawide photo quality, and that’s a wide choice because Ultrawide is incredibly popular, so much more than Macro, for example.
We’ll have to see how its CAMERA HW score turns out to be, but things look promising.
However, it looks like there’s going to be a strong emphasis on “pro” aspects of the camera software, which entails more manual control options and saving photos in RAW Plus format for maximum data preservation.
OnePlus is expected to reveal everything on or around Jan 10 as the phone officially launches in China at that time.