This article has been updated to include the pricing in China as well as OnePlus' exact language for the phone's global availability.
What you need to know
- OnePlus announced the availability of the OnePlus 10 Pro in China.
- It will also be released in other markets including India, Europe, and North America later this year.
- The Chinese variant will run ColorOS 12.1 (Android 12) while the global version will come pre-installed with ColorOS 12.
Rather than announcing everything about the OnePlus 10 Pro at once, the Chinese company followed its tradition of releasing information in a drip-feed fashion. It first revealed the phone's design in China earlier this month, followed by its specifications a few days later.
On Tuesday, OnePlus announced that the OnePlus 10 Pro will be available to purchase in China from January 13. The company also finally disclosed the device's front design, showing off a curved-edge display that takes its cue from the OnePlus 9 Pro. It's a 6.7-inch QHD+ panel with a 120Hz refresh rate.
OnePlus' challenger to the best Android phones this year is also the first device to run ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12, though this variant is only available in China. When the phone launches in global markets later this year, it will ship with ColorOS 12 instead.
Beyond these pieces of information, none of the details revealed today should come as a surprise if you've been following OnePlus news over the last few weeks. Under the hood, the OnePlus 10 Pro will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
It will also pack a 5,000mAh battery with support for 80W SuperVOOC flash charge, instead of 120W as previously rumored. OnePlus claims this system can juice up the phone's battery from 1% to 100% in just 32 minutes. There's support for 50W AirVOOC wireless flash charge as well. And unlike most flagship phones, the OnePlus 10 Pro will ship with a charging brick and USB-C cable inside the box.
The device also boasts second-generation Hasselblad camera system for its rear shooter. It includes a 48MP main sensor, a 50MP ultra-wide shooter, and an 8MP telephoto lens. More details can be found in our coverage here.
The device will come in volcanic black and emerald forest color variants. It will arrive in India, Europe, and North America later in 2022 following its initial release in China, a move that experts say comes from a competitive standpoint. The phone's global price remains a mystery for now.
In China, the OnePlus 10 Pro will cost 4699 Yuan (roughly $737) for the 8GB/128GB variant, 4999 Yuan (roughly $784) for the 8GB/256GB configuration, and 5299 Yuan (about $831) for the 12GB/256GB variant.
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