the smartphone wants to erase the defects of the OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus has just presented its new high-end smartphone, the OnePlus 10 Pro. Without being a revolution compared to its predecessor, the OnePlus 10 Pro has a few arguments that make it an excellent alternative in the premium segment.

OnePlus 10 Pro
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During a conference in China this morning, OnePlus lifted the veil on its OnePlus 10 Pro, its new high-end smartphone that succeeds the OnePlus 9 Pro last year. The device directly competes with other smartphones such as the new Xiaomi 12 or the future Galaxy S22 from Samsung.

Like every year, the OnePlus 10 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s new high-end SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. OnePlus promises in particular performance up 25% on the graphics part, and faster 5G speeds than ever thanks to the new Snapdragon X65 modem, the first to support a theoretical speed of 10 Gbps. The processor is supported by up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

As on the OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus once again relies on a 6.7-inch AMOLED QHD + 120 Hz screen. However, the Chinese manufacturer is opting this year for the second generation LTPO technology already present on the Xiaomi 12 Pro. She allows him to dynamically vary its refresh rate from 1 Hz to 120 Hz depending on the content displayed, which aims to drastically reduce its energy consumption compared to a traditional screen. The OnePlus 10 Pro screen is also the first to feature technologie Dual Color Calibration, which allows it to offer natural and precise colors at two different light levels (high and low).

The OnePlus 10 Pro wants to erase the ugly flaw of the OnePlus 9 Pro: autonomy

The OnePlus 9 Pro’s biggest flaw was probably its poor battery life, but the manufacturer seems to want to correct it this year. The OnePlus 10 Pro should show itself more enduring than its predecessor thanks to its 5000 mAh battery.

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The power of wired fast charging has also been revised upwards. Indeed, the OnePlus 10 Pro is compatible with the technology SuperVOOC Flash Charge 80 W, and this one promises to fully fill the battery in just 32 minutes. Fast charging sans fil 50 W AirVOOC Wireless Flash Charge is also on hand for a recharges in 47 minutes. Good news, unlike Samsung or Apple, OnePlus has decided to include a 80W AC adapter in the box of the smartphone.

More natural photos and a 150-degree ultra-wide angle

While the OnePlus 9 Pro used 4 cameras on the back, the OnePlus 10 Pro is content with a 3-camera configuration housed in a new square photo module. We will find a 48 MP main sensor, a captor 50 MP ultra wide-angle and a 8 MP telephoto lens offering 3X optical zoom.

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As OnePlus had unveiled before launch, the OnePlus 10 Pro is equipped with the second generation of camera Hasselblad, the specialist camera manufacturer. This year, OnePlus introduces the technology ” OnePlus Billion Collor “, Which will make it possible to apply the” Natural Color Calibration (natural color grading) ”from Hasselblad to over a billion colors. The smartphone is therefore capable of taking 10-bit photos that will cover 25% more DCI-P3 color space compared to the OnePlus 9 Pro.

In addition, OnePlus relies heavily on its new 50 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, since it offers a very wide field of vision of 150 degrees. Fans of fisheye will be delighted, the smartphone has a special mode offering this new perspective. For those who want a more traditional rendering, an ultra wide-angle 110 ° mode is also available.

OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 10 Pro Ultra grand-angle
OnePlus 9 Pro on the left vs OnePlus 10 Pro on the right – Credit: OnePlus

Several features are arriving at the software level, such as the ability to take snapshots in RAW + 12 bits or to film at LOG format without predefined picture profile. OnePlus also introduces a new “Movie Mode”, which lets you adjust ISO, shutter speed and more while capturing video.

Pricing and availability

The OnePlus 10 Pro will be available in China from January 13 in two colors: Volvanic Black and Emerald Forest. It is offered cheaper than the OnePlus 9 Pro of 2021, it takes 4699 yuan (650 euros) for the version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, 4999 yuan (692 euros) for the version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage and 5,299 yuan (733 euros) for the version with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. OnePlus has therefore aligned with the prices of the Xiaomi 12 Pro.

OnePlus is already announcing that the smartphone will be launched later in 2022 in Europe, but no date has been communicated. It will launch under ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12 in China, but all the other markets will be entitled to the new OxygenOS 12 overlay based on Android 12. As OnePlus has lowered its prices in China, it is not impossible that it will do the same in France.

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