OnePlus brought its OnePlus 9 series much earlier than usual this year. The flagship smartphones arrived in March 2021 which was a bit earlier than the usual Q2 launch window. Now, the company is running to bring it to much earlier in 2022. The company’s CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the OnePlus 10 Pro will launch in January. He explicitly mentioned the OnePlus 10 Pro but didn’t say anything about the OnePlus 10 and 10R. So, we’re not sure if all three devices will appear at the same time. Anyway, the leaks for the OnePlus 10 Pro keep coming and now are intensifying.
According to the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, the upcoming flagship will offer an LTPO 2.0 Display. The executive mentions that users will notice an even smoother experience in all use cases thanks to the new display technology. LTPO stands for Low-temperature polycrystalline oxide. This is a special kind of OLED display backplane that allows the display to refresh at variable rates between 1 Hz and 120 Hz while drawing less power than conventional LTPS OLED screens. The LTPO 2.0 stands for this technology’s second generation, but for now, we don’t know what it really brings to the table. This is a Samsung proprietary technology, but no surprises here as the OnePlus 10 Pro will use a Samsung-made display.
OnePlus 10 Pro specifications
According to rumors, the OnePlus 10 Pro will have a massive 6.7-inch AMOLED screen. This panel will have a huge QHD+ resolution and now we expect up to 120 Hz of refresh rate. It will likely come with a top-left punch-hole for the selfie camera. Moving on, the device will have a Triple-camera setup on its back with a 48 MP main camera, a 50 MP ultrawide snapper, and an 8 MP telephoto lens with 3 x optical zoom. Under the hood, the device is just another one to surf on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 trend. This powerhouse will likely come accompanied by up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal Storage. The 10 Pro is touted to include a 5,000 mAh battery with impressive 80 W charging speeds.
Apparently, the OnePlus is not making big changes in the OnePlus 10 Pro. Judging by the leaked renders, the device is very similar to the OnePlus 9 Pro, except for a slightly different camera module, the display is nearly identical. The big changes are in the internals, and apparently, in the software department. The handset will run ColorOS 12 in China. Global markets may receive it with OxygenOS 12 or with the rumored new software developed by OnePlus and Oppo.