OnePlus nowadays is below Oppo’s influence as the companies merged in the last year. It’s natural to see changes, and we actually saw the first early this year when the OnePlus 10 Pro was released in China. It was much ahead of the OnePlus usual schedule, and the device appeared alone. After a few months, it was unveiled in global markets. The company expanded the lineup back in the last month with the OnePlus 10R, but it’s a rebranded OnePlus Ace which is also a rebranded Realme GT Neo 3. Now, there are rumors about a vanilla OnePlus 10 and even a OnePlus 10 Ultra. The latter will mark the brand’s entrance into the range of “Ultra” flagships, the super-premium devices.
So the OnePlus Ultra flagship is getting into testing phase, focus on cameras & SD 8 Gen 1+
OnePlus 10 – D9000/SD 8 Gen 1 (depending on market)
D8000 and SD888 in more Mid-range phones like Nord series
7 Gen 1 phone being planned.
Complicated timelines & products overall
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) May 3, 2022
The device’s existence started as a rumor, but as the months are passing we’re getting more details about it. Today, the very reputable tipster Yogesh Brar comes with further info about the handset. According to the tipster, the OnePlus will aim to leap the OnePlus 10 Pro camera experience with this handset. The OnePlus 10 Pro will introduce a periscope camera which will be the first in the OnePlus store. Unfortunately, no specific details have been given about this sensor. In addition to that, the tipster says that the phone will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. As per the reports, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the TSMC’s version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and has a boost in performance. The reports say that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus will be 10 percent faster than the vanilla. Furthermore, it won’t suffer from heating issues.
OnePlus 10, OnePlus Nord with Snapdragon 888, and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 coming soon
The OnePlus 10 Ultra may also come with a premium and unique design, and fast-charging technology. In related news, the company is expected to debut the OnePlus 10 very soon. The vanilla smartphone will arrive in two variants. There will be one with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 and another one with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. However, the availability of each version will depend on the market. The company is also planning new OnePlus Nord smartphones with the Dimensity 8000 and Snapdragon 888 Gen 1. Last but not least, there is a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 device coming soon. Giving to the company’s recent track record, it may be a rebranded Oppo Reno 8 series smartphone. After all, one of the Reno 8 devices will debut this particular chip.
We expect more details to appear soon. According to the rumors, OnePlus will reveal the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ sometime this month. The first smartphones will arrive in early June.