OnePlus 10 Pro debuts with the latest Qualcomm chipset, second-gen LTPO display, and 80W...

Humza

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In brief: The OnePlus 10 Pro has shaken things up for the company in 2022. Unlike the regular and Pro versions of its flagship that launch a couple of months into every new year, OnePlus has been early this time around with just the 10 Pro model that’s now up for pre-order in China, with sales starting tomorrow.

On the outside, the OnePlus 10 Pro’s heavily revised camera module seems to be the only major design difference over its predecessor. It’s OnePlus’ second attempt at exciting mobile photographers with a Hasselblad partnership that’s now dropped the 9 Pro’s monochrome sensor, while the remaining trio of 48MP wide, 50MP ultrawide and 8MP telephoto lenses have been carried over, alongside improvements like better RAW support and updated Hasselblad software.

Selfie shooters, meanwhile, can look forward to a 32MP sensor, which doubles the image resolution over the 9 Pro’s 16MP unit. The OP 10 Pro’s 6.7-inch AMOLED display, QHD resolution and 120Hz refresh are also the same as last year’s flagship, however, this newer model uses second-gen LTPO tech that’s said to be faster at switching the refresh rate between static and dynamic content for better battery life, and can even go as low as 1Hz for increased efficiency.

The OP 10 Pro joins the first crop of Android flagships to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, following the recent launch of the Xiaomi 12 series and the Honor Magic V foldable. Qualcomm’s high-end silicon is paired with 8GB/128GB of memory and storage in the base model and goes up to 12GB/256GB, just like the OP 9 Pro.

In terms of software, OnePlus’ OxygenOS has now been replaced with Oppo’s ColorOS on top of Android 12.1, a result of the two companies merging last year. OnePlus once had a stellar reputation in the Android community for its snappy, intelligent software, but the company has been dropping the ball lately with buggy OS updates which it had to roll back, alongside uninspired design changes in its custom Android skin.

It remains to be seen how well OnePlus’ ‘oppo-fication’ with the 10 Pro and future models sits with the flagship killer’s fan base. What they can likely expect with the OP 10 Pro, however, is better battery life and recharge times. OnePlus has given a 500mAh bump to this model for a 5,000mAh unit. Pair it with 80W fast charging, a more efficient SoC and display tech, and the OP 10 Pro could end up with promising battery life that lasts for days and is recouped back in minutes.

For now, the OP 10 Pro is only available for pre-order in China, with prices set at ~$738 for the 8GB/128GB model, ~$785 for the mid-spec 8GB/256GB variant, and ~$832 for the 12GB/256GB version. It goes on sale tomorrow in two finishes: Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest.

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Dimitriid

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80 watts fast charging.

I am continuously surprised we keep pushing fast charging and we still haven't had a major wave of exploding phones: You're pumping 80 watts into a device that fits on the palm of your hand, you're basically creating a damn hand grenade. Doesn't matter how many safety checks you have to avoid something like catastrophic failure the fact that it charges so damn much means if (not when) something happens while fast charging the consequences will be much worst.
 

QuantumPhysics

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80 watts fast charging.

I am continuously surprised we keep pushing fast charging and we still haven't had a major wave of exploding phones: You're pumping 80 watts into a device that fits on the palm of your hand, you're basically creating a damn hand grenade. Doesn't matter how many safety checks you have to avoid something like catastrophic failure the fact that it charges so damn much means if (not when) something happens while fast charging the consequences will be much worst.


China's ahead of the US right now in battery technology. Both in electronics and in vehicles.
 

Bl00dyMinded

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80 watts fast charging.

I am continuously surprised we keep pushing fast charging and we still haven't had a major wave of exploding phones: You're pumping 80 watts into a device that fits on the palm of your hand, you're basically creating a damn hand grenade. Doesn't matter how many safety checks you have to avoid something like catastrophic failure the fact that it charges so damn much means if (not when) something happens while fast charging the consequences will be much worst.
I love my first charging on my OnePlus9. I think every phone should come with fast charging by default. But it could get hot for a brief moment while charging. I just think the technology is better then Samsung right now, so we wont hear about exploding OnePlus.
 

Burty117

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80 watts fast charging.

I am continuously surprised we keep pushing fast charging and we still haven't had a major wave of exploding phones: You're pumping 80 watts into a device that fits on the palm of your hand, you're basically creating a damn hand grenade. Doesn't matter how many safety checks you have to avoid something like catastrophic failure the fact that it charges so damn much means if (not when) something happens while fast charging the consequences will be much worst.
Why do you think it'll explode? Charging a phone battery is normally limited by how hot it gets, the vast majority of that heat is generated by the charging circuitry built into the phone, this has the benefit of allowing your phone to control how much power is taken from the wall and how fast the battery can be charged, the disadvantage is it gets hot doing so.

Move the circuitry to the wall charger itself though, you've removed the vast majority of the heat and thus allowing the battery to be charged much faster.

Of course something this article and most miss out, This fast charging only works with OnePlus's Chargers and cables. At least they include them in the box.

I've had my OnePlus 7 Pro since it launched, best phone I've ever had and the fast charging comes in handy when in a pinch. Battery life has gone down but no where near as drastically as my iPhone did.
 

hahahanoobs

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I'm not afraid of 80w charging, but it's a little overkill for my usage. I just know the 18w from my QC 3.0 charger has been more than enough for my 4000mAh battery and the QC 2.0 phone before it.
 

Burty117

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I'm not afraid of 80w charging, but it's a little overkill for my usage. I just know the 18w from my QC 3.0 charger has been more than enough for my 4000mAh battery and the QC 2.0 phone before it.
I also agree, however, there have been a few situations over the last 3 years or however long I've had the phone, that this kind of crazy fast charging speed has been useful, most notably, when I was at an airport and only had 30 minutes until I needed to board, was sat at a cafe and managed to get the phone from 5% to 80% in like, 20 minutes? Either way, meant the phone did the whole flight with ease, Music, TV Shows etc...

But for the vast majority of the time, yeah, the speed isn't useful.
 

p51d007

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Why do you think it'll explode? Charging a phone battery is normally limited by how hot it gets, the vast majority of that heat is generated by the charging circuitry built into the phone, this has the benefit of allowing your phone to control how much power is taken from the wall and how fast the battery can be charged, the disadvantage is it gets hot doing so.

Have you ever seen the thermistors & thermal fuses inside of one of these? They CAN fail and when they do, BOOM!
The main reason I don't care for fast charging is the impact it will have over time, on the battery life. Granted, most people throw these overpriced things away on a new one about every year or two, but, I'd rather have the longer battery life, over a 1,5,10,20 minute charge.
 

Burty117

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Have you ever seen the thermistors & thermal fuses inside of one of these? They CAN fail and when they do, BOOM!
That can happen with any charger? I'm confused, are you just perpetually worried your phone is going to kill you?
The main reason I don't care for fast charging is the impact it will have over time, on the battery life. Granted, most people throw these overpriced things away on a new one about every year or two, but, I'd rather have the longer battery life, over a 1,5,10,20 minute charge.
The impact on the battery is mainly due to heat, OnePlus's solution fixes that. My phone is from June 2019, My battery hasn't degraded much at all. I still easily go a couple of days without charging. My company iPhone on the other hand? It may be a year older but it's far more degraded and barely makes it 12 hours.
 

HomeyBroDude

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My only concern is, have they fixed the overheating problem?
I have the 7Pro and will stay on it if the overheating is not fixed.
 

SirDigby

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I feel like OnePluschas been losing its small ground on Western markets since the 6T, 7 and 8 weren't very enticing, and I barely remember the 9. The fact this hasn't got a date or price for western markets yet is a sign of decline for the brand.
 

Burty117

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I feel like OnePluschas been losing its small ground on Western markets since the 6T, 7 and 8 weren't very enticing, and I barely remember the 9. The fact this hasn't got a date or price for western markets yet is a sign of decline for the brand.
What? Their best phone is the 7 Pro/7T Pro.
8 onwards though I agree, and now that OxygenOS is dead there's even less reason to get a OnePlus.

The big problem I have is, I really like not having a hole punch camera on the screen, OnePlus fixed this problem with the pop-up. I don't understand why they went back on it, right now they'd be the only phone I'd consider if they'd kept it.