OnePlus 10 Pro has officially been released in China on January 11, and it is soon expected to come to Nepal.
The release of the latest flagship from OnePlus currently has been limited to China only and soon will be available in other parts of the world as well. The OnePlus 9 series released last year came with a lot of features including its collaboration with the Hasselblad camera for better camera performance. This year too, OnePlus has collaborated with Hasselblad and has come out with the second generation Hasselblad camera setup.
Along with the second-gen Hasselblad camera setup, the new phone also offers a super ultrawide camera, better display, more flexible adaptive refresh rate, a better battery backup and includes probably the most powerful and efficient chip available on the market.
As the phone will soon arrive in the Nepali market, let’s get into the details and think of its market performance here.
Weight: 200.5 grams
|6.7-inch LTPO2, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
|Android 12.1, Colors OS 12.1
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
|UFS 3.1 128/256GB
|SD card slot
|Front: 32MP, f/2.2 auto-HDR
Rear: 48MP, f/1.8, Omnidirectional PDAF
50MP, 150 degrees (ultrawide)
8MP, (telephoto) 3.3x optical zoom
|Loudspeakers with stereo speakers
No 3.5mm headphone jack
|5000mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
80W fast charging
50W fast wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging
USB power delivery
|Optical, under-display fingerprint, accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity, colour spectrum
|Black, and green
Design and display
OnePlus 10 Pro has a glass front, glass back and a metal frame build. The glass of the phone has been protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, but the company has not made any official statements about the IP certification like the one in its OnePlus 9 series.
On the front, OnePlus 10 Pro has a similar design to its predecessor, the OnePlus 9 series. But, the company has revamped the back as it features a new square-shaped metal camera panel block. This camera block seems to have merged with the frame and have a different colour than the one on the back of the phone. The phone has 8.6mm thickness and weighs around 200.5 grams.
OnePlus 10 Pro features 6.7 inches of LTPO2 AMOLED display with over 90% screen-to-body ratio. The HDR10+ display of the phone has an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz and can achieve a peak brightness of up to 1300 nits. The LTPO2 display on the phone allows it to have a more flexible adaptive refresh rate. It will allow the phone to dynamically change the refresh rate from 120Hz to as low as 1Hz. This can provide a smooth experience to the users.
The phone also features dual-colour calibration and it is said OnePlus 10 Pro is probably the first smartphone company to use this feature on its phones. It is said that with this feature on the board, the phone will deliver accurate and natural colours at both high and low brightness levels.
Cameras are still one of the most awaited features of the phone. The collaboration of the OnePlus with Hasselblad created a huge buzz last year, but the results were not as expected. This year too, OnePlus has collaborated with Hasselblad and has come up with the second generation of the camera brand. OnePlus 10 Pro features a newly designed camera panel on the back that houses a triple camera setup.
The main 48MP camera which features omnidirectional PDAF and laser AF as well as OIS is housed together with an 8MP telephoto lens with 3.3x optical zoom and a 50MP ultrawide lens that has a massive field of view (FOV) of 150 degrees. The 150 degrees FOV is something seen on the action cameras like GoPro only. The cameras have Hasselblad colour calibration for natural and sharper images and videos.
The camera can record videos in 8K resolution at 30fps. Meanwhile, it can record 4K videos up to 120fps. This can be great for slow-motion videos and there are not many smartphones that provide this feature. With 1080p resolution, the users can even record at 240fps.
Meanwhile, on the front, the OnePlus 10 Pro has a 32MP selfie shooter, which is a growth from the 16MP camera featured in last year’s OnePlus flagship phone. Surprisingly, the front camera can only shoot at 1,080p resolution that too in 30fps only. Once the phone is released worldwide, only you will see if all the new features on the camera have actually improved the performance.
Performance and battery life
Performance should be no issue to the latest OnePlus 10 Pro as it features probably the most efficient and powerful chipset on a smartphone, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm). This is the latest and most powerful chipset from Qualcomm and is probably used by high-end Android devices that will be released this year. The phone runs on the latest version of Android, Android 12 with ColorOS 12.1 on top, which hopefully will be replaced by OxygenOS in the global variant.
OnePlus 10 Pro features a massive 5,000mAh Li-Po battery. What is more impressive is it supports 80W fast charging. The 65W fast charger on the 9 series could fully charge the phone in just 29 minutes, but it only has a 4,500mAh battery power. The 80W fast charging should charge the phone fully in the same or even less amount of time. Another impressive feature is there is a 50W fast wireless charging on the phone as well. Wire or wireless, the huge battery backup on the phone will get fully charged in no time.
OnePlus 10 Pro also supports reverse wireless charging, from which the users can share their battery power with compatible devices in case of an emergency. So, the phone offers powerful performance with a supercharging massive battery. All of this is certain to heat the phone, but the OnePlus 10 Pro has provided a cooling system for that. It is said that the size of the structure of the cooling system on the phone is about 55% of the A4 paper sheet.
Storage, connectivity and other options
OnePlus 10 Pro is said to have been released with two storage options. The phone comes with either 8GB or 12GB of DDR5 RAM with an internal storage of 128GB or 256GB. OnePlus was never a fan of microSD cards and the 10Pro has continued the tradition. There is no card slot for the microSD card to expand the storage.
The device supports dual nano sim cards. It also supports Wi-Fi 6, 5G network, has Bluetooth 5.2, is NFC enabled and uses a USB Type-C 3.1 for further connectivity. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the phone but features stereo speakers for the audio.
The price of the OnePlus 10 Pro starts from CNY 4,699 for the base 8/128GB variant, CNY 4,999 for the 8/256GB variant and CNY 5,299 for 12/256GB variant.
At the moment, the phone has been released in China only. Some features might change on the phone is released worldwide. This can fluctuate the price of the phone as well.
People here may expect the price of around Rs 110,000 for the base 8/128GB variant, Rs 118,000 for 8/256GB and Rs 135,000 for the 12/256GB variant.