OnePlus 10 Pro is the Chinese smartphone maker’s latest smartphone and the flagship for 2022. It was originally unveiled in January in China and is finally making its way to the rest of the world. There is only one key difference between the global and China-variants of OnePlus phone. But otherwise, the rest of the world is getting the same phone currently selling in China.
OnePlus 10 Pro price, deals, where to buy
OnePlus 10 Pro price is set at $899 in the US for the lone 8GB RAM model. There is a 12GB RAM model as well, but it won’t be available in the US. The price of the 12GB model is set at 999 euros in Europe and INR 71,999 in India. In addition, there are two color options—Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest.
Preorders for the OnePlus phone are currently open in the United States. However, the actual availability date is April 14.
In terms of deals, OnePlus says people buying from Amazon will get a free Echo Show 8, whereas Best Buy and OnePlus.com buyers will get a $100 gift card and OnePlus Buds Z2, respectively.
5G support on OnePlus 10 Pro
Like most smartphones in 2022, the OnePlus 10 Pro is also a 5G smartphone. But it’s important to remember that it only supports 5G networks of T-Mobile, Verizon, Google Fi, and Mint Mobile. So AT&T users won’t be able to use the wireless carrier’s 5G on the OnePlus phone. That said, you can use 4G if you are an AT&T user.
In addition, the phone’s 5G connectivity doesn’t include support for mmWave networks. This isn’t a big deal but certainly surprising given it’s a premium smartphone.
OnePlus 10 Pro China model vs. Global model vs. North American model
The China-variant of the OnePlus 10 Pro runs on ColorOS 12, whereas the global model uses OxygenOS 12. Both of these are based on Android 12. Apart from the OS, both variants are the same.
However, the North American version of the phone will differ in one more aspect from the China and global versions, and it is fast charging support. The North American version supports 65W SuperVOOC charging, whereas the other variants have support for 80W SuperVOOC charging.
“80W SUPERVOOC does not currently support 110 or 120-volt AC power – the typical standard for power outlets in the region [North America],” explained OnePlus. “65W SUPERVOOC can refill the OnePlus 10 Pro’s 5,000 mAh battery from 1-100% in 34 minutes.”
Unlocked model vs. T-Mobile model
There is one difference between the unlocked and T-Mobile variants being offered in the United States. While the T-Mobile version is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance, the unlocked version has no such rating.
The first reviews for the OnePlus 10 Pro are here, and it’s not all good news. While the reviewers praise its build quality and display, they aren’t happy with its software or camera performance.
OnePlus 10 Pro specifications
|Specification||OnePlus 10 Pro|
|Display||6.7-inch, 3216x1440p (Quad-HD) resolution, AMOLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|Storage||128GB, UFS 3.1|
|Cameras||48MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1/1.43-inch sensor size, 23mm focal length, and optical image stablization
50MP ultra-wide-angle secondary camera with 150-degree field of view, 1/2.76-inch sensor size
8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture and optical image stabilization
23MP front camera with fixed focus and electronic image stabilization
|Battery||5,000mAh, 65W SuperVOOC wired charging, 50W AirVOOC wireless charging|
|Connectivity||5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
Wi-Fi 6, dual-band, 2×2 MIMO
|Sensors||In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Front RGB sensor
|OS||OxygenOS 12.1 (Android 12)|
|Ports/ Slots||USB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C, single nano-SIM|
|In the box||65W SuperVOOC charger, OnePlus 10 Pro phone, USB Type-C cable, USB Type-A to Type-C dongle, SIM tray ejector, and documentation|
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